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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
After an unseasonably warm start to our season, winter is finally letting us feel its chill. It might seem like yesterday that high temperatures were breaking records all over the place, so it can be easy to disregard the recent cold. Winter weather can present a lot of hazards, so it’s important to be aware […]
Winter related slips and falls have a negative impact on businesses each year. These injuries result in time off work, temporary employee costs and overtime for existing employees and increased insurance costs.
To avoid injuries, simply use your better judgment and be cautious during the winter months. Snow, ice and sleet cause roads and sidewalks to […]
At the start of every New Year, we all make resolutions to improve our health and our daily lives. Often during the hustle and bustle of the New Year, we end up forgetting or neglecting our resolutions, which makes our goals that much harder to accomplish. This year, why not break from that pattern, and […]
Getting sick during the holidays is no fun! All you want to do is enjoy your break from work, spend time with friends and family, and participate in the holiday traditions you love. Instead you’re weak, tired and confined to your bed or couch.
Possibly the worst thing about getting sick over a holiday, is not […]
This Thanksgiving, pass the turkey, not the flu! Illnesses, such as the flu, can be transferred through sneezing, coughing or surface contamination. According to the CDC, germs can live approximately two hours on surfaces such as door knobs or kitchen counters. With a few preventative steps, your friends and family will be able relax and focus […]