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How to Know the Difference Between a Cold and the Flu

Don’t know the difference between a cold and the flu?  Here are a few questions you may have that can help you spot the differences!
Q. I woke up with a sore throat and a runny nose. Is it a cold or the flu?
A. While you could possibly have the flu, colds showcase much milder symptoms. […]

By |November 21st, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on How to Know the Difference Between a Cold and the Flu

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, News & Updates|Comments Off on Occupational Healthcare – Caring for Employees and Employers

When Should I Visit Urgent Care?

Should the bruise on your leg following your soccer game send you to the emergency room, or to an urgent care center?
Often times, when we we’re faced with a sudden injury, it can be difficult to know where to go for the care you need.  Life-threatening emergencies, such as a stroke, heart attack, or serious head […]

By |October 30th, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on When Should I Visit Urgent Care?

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, News & Updates|Comments Off on Family Health and Fitness

Is Your Backpack a Pain in the Back?

You want to send your child off to school in good health, from their nutritional breakfast to their school lunches.  You also want to make sure they won’t get injured while they’re on school grounds.  But one essential item every student needs might lead to an jury.

A necessity for any student, backpacks hold your essentials such […]

By |September 17th, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Is Your Backpack a Pain in the Back?

How Staying in Shape Prevents Injuries

Being involved in sports, working out, or other forms of physical activity not only keep your body strong and healthy, but can prevent injuries, too.  Injuries have both short-term and long-term consequences, which can put the fun of participation and the health benefits of exercise on hold until fully recovered.  

One of the best ways to […]

By |August 24th, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on How Staying in Shape Prevents Injuries

The Importance of Getting Vaccinated

It’s a no brainer that you understand the importance of getting proper nutrition and rest, flossing your teeth, and wearing a seatbelt, but do you understand the importance of receiving necessary and recommended vaccinations?

When vaccinations became available some 50 years ago, they have proven to prevent common diseases such as mumps, measles, Hepatitis A […]

By |August 24th, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|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, News & Updates|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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