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Family Health and Fitness

Did you know that the family is the most important social influence for physical activity? Research shows that children of active parents are 5.8 times more likely to engage in physical activity on a regular basis.

Today, most children do not meet the recommended amount of daily exercise, which is crucial to healthy growth and development.

To […]

By |October 15th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Family Health and Fitness

Healthy Snacks to Keep in a Backpack

You may start the day off with a filling, healthy breakfast, but your child is bound to get hungry again before lunchtime.  For students, long school days can be a bit of a drag, and short lunch breaks isn’t enough to get through the day.  With hunger leading to fatigue and difficulty focusing, it’s important to […]

By |September 17th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Healthy Snacks to Keep in a Backpack

Are You Ready for Fall Sports?

The start of the school year also means the start of the fall sports season.  Back to school means it’s back to sports.

Being involved in sports is a great way to learn social and disciplinary skills, but also leaves you at risk to injury during play.

Sports injuries are usually due to overuse, direct impact, […]

By |August 24th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Are You Ready for Fall Sports?

The Importance of Getting Vaccinated

Everyone knows the importance of getting proper nutrition and rest, flossing your teeth, and wearing a seatbelt, but do you understand the importance of getting vaccinated?

Since vaccinations became available some 50 years ago, they have prevented common diseases such as mumps, measles, Hepatitis A & B, and polio that have once killed millions.  And […]

By |August 24th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on The Importance of Getting Vaccinated

Go Back-to-School with a Healthy Breakfast

School is back in session, and we know that can mean (organized) chaos! It may be difficult to get your child fed and out the door in time, but it is crucial for development, both mentally and physically, that children receive proper nutrition throughout the school day. Breakfast keeps your child energized, full and ready […]

By |August 23rd, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Go Back-to-School with a Healthy Breakfast

Protect Yourself from Ticks and Mosquito’s This Summer

Summertime brings many opportunities for outdoor activities. From camping and hiking to playing tag in the backyard, kids and adults alike can enjoy the warm weather. Make sure your family takes the following precautions to avoid missing outdoor fun due to mosquito and tick bites.

Before you go outside:

Use bug repellent on your skin and […]

By |July 20th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Protect Yourself from Ticks and Mosquito’s This Summer

Poison Ivy: Signs, Symptoms and Precautions

Poison ivy is the most common allergy in the United States, affecting about 50 million people every year. The rash from poison ivy is caused by an allergic reaction to urushiol, an oily substance in the leaves, stems and roots of poison ivy, through direct contact. Urushiol is also found in poison oak and poison […]

By |June 27th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Poison Ivy: Signs, Symptoms and Precautions

The Nose Knows When It Comes To Seasonal Allergies

When it comes to treating your seasonal allergies with home remedies, there’s usually more fiction than fact. There are healing claims about everything from apple cider vinegar to local bee pollen. The doctors at American Family Care understand that not everyone wants to grab a drug off of the pharmacy counter, but people want to […]

By |May 30th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on The Nose Knows When It Comes To Seasonal Allergies

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
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