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Healthcare Risks of Vaping for Youth/Teenagers

Vaping and e-cigarette use has grown increasingly popular in the last five years, and especially with young people.

Many high school students participate in vaping than cigarette smoking these days. According to a 2018 survey, reported vaping of nicotine almost doubled among high school seniors since 2017, while 10.9% of 8th graders say they vaped […]

By |February 12th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Healthcare Risks of Vaping for Youth/Teenagers

First Aid Basics Before Going to an Urgent Care Center

Sometimes it’s difficult to tell which injuries can be addressed immediately with first aid or best treated at your local urgent care center. For those injuries that you tend to with first aid skills before going to an urgent care center can go a long way in helping a casualty.

It could even mean the […]

By |February 12th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on First Aid Basics Before Going to an Urgent Care Center

Getting your STD Test 101: When, How, and Why You Need to Screen for STDs

Many adults don’t screen or test for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) because it may be unclear when, how, and why a person should test for STDs.

STDs, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and other venereal diseases are tricky to self-screen for since many don’t lead to visible symptoms for weeks. An added challenge to determining when to […]

By |January 23rd, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Getting your STD Test 101: When, How, and Why You Need to Screen for STDs

2019 Preventive Care Checklist: Planning for Physical Exams

2018 has passed. Now is the time to start planning your medical appointments for 2019.

As a reminder, your annual physical is likely the most important preventive care appointment in the new year.

An annual physical allows your provider to determine what your biggest healthcare risks are, what other appointments you may need, and ultimately […]

By |January 14th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on 2019 Preventive Care Checklist: Planning for Physical Exams

Christmas Decoration Injuries

Christmas time is a time filled with joy and gifts, but for many unlikely individuals each year, it’s filled with trips to the ER as well. Christmas decorations result in roughly 15,000 ER visits from December to January. With the significant increase in patient volume, doctors have noticed a pattern of some of the most […]

By |December 28th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Christmas Decoration Injuries

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
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