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How to Recognize and Prevent Heat Exhaustion

Posted by Staff on June 22, 2018

The official start of summer brings the fun of outdoor activities, summer camps, vacations -- and high temperatures. It can be easy to get caught up in the excitement of activities and a more relaxed routine, forgetting to take proper care of ourselves and our loved ones when the temperatures get into the triple digits. High temperatures combined with strenuous physical activity can lead to heat exhaustion. Luckily, with the right knowledge and precautions it’s completely preventable.

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Topics: Healthy Lifestyle, Prevention, Physical Activity

How to Deal With Severe Allergic Reaction (Anaphylactic Shock)

Posted by Staff on June 07, 2018

When you or a loved one has a severe allergic reaction it can be frightening. Some allergic reactions are merely uncomfortable or inconvenient, while others can be life threatening. This type of reaction is called anaphylaxis and can cause the body to go into shock. Blood pressure drops and swelling occurs, creating difficulty breathing. In some cases this reaction can occur in a matter of a minute or two from the time of exposure to the allergen. So what can you do to help someone going into anaphylaxis?

 

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Topics: Prevention, Allergies

Why Preventative Healthcare is Important Even if You're Healthy?

Posted by Staff on April 18, 2018

If you are a healthy person, you may not see the need to go see a doctor. If you have no chief complains, what is the point in taking time out of your day and paying a copay just to have a doctor tell you that you are perfectly healthy, right? This couldn't be more wrong. Seeing a doctor regularly for preventative healthcare is just as important for a healthy person as it is for a person who is in poor health for several reasons.

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Topics: Prevention, Physicals

How To Avoid Spreading The Flu

Posted by Staff on October 09, 2017

It's officially flu season and the last thing you want to do is get the flu or spread the flu to someone else. Learn tips to stay healthy, how to recognize the flu, and where you can get a flu vaccination.

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Topics: Flu, Vaccines, Prevention

Bad Health Habits You Should Stop Doing Right Now

Posted by Staff on June 29, 2017

If you are like most people, you have bad habits that are affecting your health. Many people have bad habits and they call them vices so that they don't seem as serious as they actually are. In reality, these bad habits can have lasting effects on your health. Luckily, it isn't too late to reverse the effects of these bad habits. Below is a list of the most common bad habits that are dangerous to your health and how you can quit them before it is too late.

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Topics: Healthy Lifestyle, Prevention

Best Ways To Keep From Getting Sick While Traveling

Posted by Staff on June 25, 2017

Everyone knows that getting sick is a part of life. Unfortunately, you can get sick at the most inconvenient times. If you're planning a trip, whether for business or for pleasure, the last thing that you need is to get sick while you're away. If you're out of the country, you won't have access to your own physician. Depending on where you're traveling, you may not have access to a high standard of care. The best way to avoid any complications is to keep from getting sick at all. There are several ways that you can keep from getting sick while you travel.

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Topics: Prevention, Travel

Tips For Staying Cool In The Summer Heat (and Signs You're Becoming Overheated)

Posted by Staff on June 21, 2017

Many people look forward to the summer. During the summer you can enjoy the beautiful weather outdoors, the days are longer, and there are plenty of fun things to do. The only complaint that people have during the summer is that it can get too hot. When the temperature reaches the 90's and the 100's, it can be very difficult to get comfortable. It can also be dangerous. If you are not careful and you don't keep yourself cool, your body can overheat, which can be very dangerous and even deadly.

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Topics: Healthy Lifestyle, Prevention

Signs You Might Be Dehydrated and Tips to Help

Posted by Staff on June 16, 2017

It’s not officially Summer yet, but there’s a heat wave hitting Northern California this week. In true Northern California fashion, it’s going from 70 degrees to 110 without any opportunity for our bodies to acclimate. Are you ready?

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Topics: Healthy Lifestyle, Prevention

What You Need to Know to Protect Yourself from Norovirus

Posted by Staff on May 17, 2017

Norovirus is a common stomach bug that shows up in the form of cramps, diarrhea, and vomiting. Norovirus can spread very quickly through physical contact, taking care of someone while their sick, or touching something that has come in contact with Norovirus. There has recently been an outbreak in Northern California. Learn more in the video below and how you can take preventative measures to protect yourself and others from getting sick.

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Topics: Cold and Flu, Prevention, News

Tips to Keep You From Getting Sick

Posted by Staff on April 14, 2017

Getting sick is a regular part of life, but sometimes it can be at the most inopportune time. Sometimes it can develop into something more complex than your average head cold. Sometimes it can stop you in your tracks like a freight train.

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Topics: Healthy Lifestyle, Cold and Flu, Prevention

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