Seasonal Health

  • 10/14/2016

    Between trick-or-treating, costumes and candy, Halloween can be a safety nightmare. Help your little ghosts and goblins avoid the dangers of this haunted holiday without spoiling the fun.

    From “Boo!” to Boo-Boos

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  • 10/13/2016

    Think you don’t need a flu shot? Think again. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone ages 6 months and older should get a flu shot.

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  • 7/27/2016

    Summer vacation is looming and travel plans are being made! Before you hit the road, board the plane or even pack your bags, check out these travel apps that will make your trip easier, healthier and more enjoyable.

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  • 6/14/2016

    When it’s time to head back-to-school and register for sports team participation, most students are required to have a pre-participation physical examination. Our walk-in centers provide sports and camp physicals as required as part of kids camps and school sports teams or programs.

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  • 6/14/2016

    Warm weather means cookouts, but common cooking mistakes could mean health risks and unpleasant side effects. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that every year, foodborne illnesses sicken nearly 50 million Americans and hospitalize 128,000. Smart food preparation and cooking are the most effective ways to make sure you get only enjoyment out of your summer cookouts.

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  • 6/14/2016

    Nothing quenches your thirst quite like water. Even so, three out of four Americans are chronically dehydrated. As summer approaches, it's time to make hydration a priority.

    We all know how important it is to stay hydrated, but it's easy to forget in the midst of a busy day. If you're chronically dehydrated, you may not even recognize the signs of thirst. Symptoms of dehydration include:

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  • 6/14/2016

    Common, itchy and harmless—heat rash can be a pain. Here’s how to spot, treat and prevent this warm weather ailment.

    As temperatures rise, so do incidents of heat rash, also known as prickly heat. Heat rash is caused when sweat gets trapped in the skin by clogged sweat glands or pores. That backup inflames surrounding tissue, causing a pink rash that can be uncomfortable. It may look like a spread of pimples or dots and typically itches or feels like pens and needles.

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  • 6/14/2016

    With summer comes Independence Day, and with Independence Day comes fireworks. While the safest way to view fireworks is at a professional show, many of us can’t resist a roadside fireworks stand. Before lighting any bottle rockets or sparklers at home this 4th of July, be sure to brush up on your safety tips.

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  • 6/14/2016

    Don’t let myths about sunscreen hamper your best efforts to shield your skin from the sun. Adults and kids should wear sunscreen year-round while outdoors, but sun safety is arguably even more important during the summer. Before you head to the pool or beach, test your sunscreen and skin care knowledge.

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