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Is It A Cold or Allergies: A Worried Parent’s Guide

Life might be easier if kids came with an instruction book. Most parents usually have enough questions to fill one and it can be extra difficult when your child is looking to you for answers and you don’t have any. That is especially true when they don’t feel good. All they want is for you […]

By |May 21st, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Is It A Cold or Allergies: A Worried Parent’s Guide

Allergens Hiding in Your Home

Many allergy sufferers feel they are waging a battle with the great outdoors this spring season, trying to keep watery eyes, runny noses and itchy throats from keeping them down. But the truth is, allergies can be triggered just as much by allergens hiding inside your home as they can by the ones outdoors. Before […]

By |May 16th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Allergens Hiding in Your Home

Allergy Alternative? A Little Exercise RX

When you have that miserable, stuffy, sneezy, stopped-up feeling from allergies, all you really feel like doing is climbing into bed or relaxing on the couch and taking whatever your doctor has prescribed. Probably the last thing on your mind is exercising! How can you run when you can’t breathe? How do you stretch when […]

By |May 8th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Allergy Alternative? A Little Exercise RX

March is National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month! The focus of this campaign is to bring attention to the importance of making healthy choices and developing wide-ranging and physical activity habits.

This year’s theme is, “Go Further with Food.” As mentioned by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, “whether it’s starting the day off right with a healthy […]

By |March 22nd, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on March is National Nutrition Month

Prevent Injuries This Spring Sports Season

March means we’re in the season of birds chirping, flowers blossoming, and spring sports beginning!  

Whether you’re cheering on your student-athlete from the bleachers, or if you’re participating in an adult sports league, injuries can occur. As a parent or an athlete, it’s important to be aware of injuries that can take you off the […]

By |March 16th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Prevent Injuries This Spring Sports Season

Why Your Strep Throat Keeps Coming Back

Have you ever had that scratchy, itchy feeling at the back of your throat? The one that starts in the back of your throat then suddenly turns into a painful burning sensation. Some people mention that it feels like trying to swallow broken glass. Now that’s a pretty vivid description of the common sore throat […]

By |March 15th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Why Your Strep Throat Keeps Coming Back

Where Do Germs Live At Your Workplace?

With this year’s overwhelming flu activity reaching every corner of the nation, it’s important to remain educated on the potential hot spots and preventative measures to avoid flu-related germs. Doctor’s offices, school classrooms, the gym, and even your workplace are among the top culprits for contracting seasonal influenza. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor […]

By |March 15th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Where Do Germs Live At Your Workplace?

Is Lack of Sleep Making You Sick?

Doctors recommend adults receive seven to nine hours of sleep per night. However, according to HuffPost, more than a third of Americans regularly do not sleep enough. That means that roughly 83.6 million adults in the U.S. alone are sleep deprived. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that 34.8 percent of […]

By |March 15th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Is Lack of Sleep Making You Sick?

The Lifecycle of the Flu

Influenza’s original Italian name, influenza di freddo, means “influence of the cold.” This year’s flu season is spreading quickly getting people’s attention.

The 2017–2018 flu season epidemic is expected to kill more than 50,000 people of all ages, many of whom appeared healthy “just a few days” before they died. Being armed with knowledge and facts […]

By |February 15th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on The Lifecycle of the Flu

Think You Have the Flu?

It’s the New Year and you’re not feeling so well. You have a cough, runny nose, body aches and a high fever. It sounds like you may have the flu!

At the beginning of the current flu season, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended that everyone over the age of 6 months should […]

By |January 10th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Think You Have the Flu?
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