Healthy Living Tips

  • 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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  • 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. Here are 10 of the top reasons why you and your family should get a flu shot this year.

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  • Colds and the flu often occur around the same time of year and both have similar, unpleasant symptoms. While it can be hard to differentiate between the two, it’s important to pinpoint your symptoms to determine the best course of treatment. 

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    If your child comes home from school with lice, you're not alone. While the process to remove the lice and their eggs (nits) is annoying, it’s nothing to be embarrassed about.

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  • "Mom, my back hurts!" 

    That could become a regular complaint from your child as the school year begins, unless you carefully select the proper backpack and teach your child to wear it correctly. 

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    Our joints form the connections between our bones. Over a lifetime, they get a lot of use while providing support and assisting with normal movement. Any harm caused to the joints from injury or disease may result in a lot of pain that can negatively impact daily life.

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  • Our lives are busy. Many of us don't have a lot of time for regular exercise – so short, extreme bursts of activity our bodies experience over the weekend can prove to be harmful. If you’re one of the millions heading out on Saturday morning for your only weekly physical activity, there are some injuries you’re more likely to encounter.

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  • Chickenpox (or varicella-roster virus) is a viral infection that causes an itchy rash with small, fluid-filled blisters. For those who haven’t been vaccinated against the disease, it is highly contagious. For those who do contract chicken pox, it is a mild illness, but in severe cases, lesions may cover the entire body, as well as the throat, eyes, and internal mucous membranes. Since the onset of vaccinations, severe outbreaks of chicken pox has been dramatically down. For both children and adults, the risk of catching chickenpox is higher if you haven't ever had chickenpox, haven't been vaccinated, work in or attend a school or child care facility, or live with children.

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    While cholesterol has earned a questionable reputation over the years, the truth is it’s not inherently a bad thing. Cholesterol is a natural, waxy substance that’s produced by our body. The liver produces all the cholesterol we need to be healthy. Unfortunately, we also ingest cholesterol when we eat animal meats and full dairy products.

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  • If your weekend unexpectedly includes a twisted ankle, pulled muscle, or a broken bone, there’s no need to wait until Monday for medical attention. Walk in to one of the Urgent Team’s Family of Urgent Care & Walk-in Centers. Most of our centers offer weekend hours with no appointment needed – saving you both time and money versus visiting the emergency room.

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