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How Long Does the Flu Last?

One day you’re perfectly fine…  You go about your daily routine with no indication that you’re coming down with something.  Next thing you know, your nose feels stuffy, you can’t stop coughing, and you can’t seem to get yourself out of bed.  Could you possibly have the flu?
Symptoms of the Flu
Symptoms of the flu can […]

By |November 21st, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on How Long Does the Flu Last?

Occupational Healthcare – Caring for Employees and Employers

Occupational Health refers to the many disciplines devoted to the safety and well-being of employees in the workplace, often concentrating on injury prevention. Even with solid practices in place, accidents do occur, and having an experienced occupational healthcare provider you trust can make all the difference. Workplace injuries can result in lost time, indemnity costs, […]

By |November 8th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Occupational Healthcare – Caring for Employees and Employers

What is Urgent Care and When Should You Use It?

All too often, we’ll be sidelined by an injury, or suffering from a lingering cough, and not know where to go for care.  When the symptoms aren’t severe enough to visit the emergency room, and your doctor’s office is closed, urgent care might be a better bet for treatment!
What is urgent care?
Urgent care centers fill […]

By |October 30th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on What is Urgent Care and When Should You Use It?

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
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