Have you ever gotten sick from eating something bad? Chances are you may have encountered the norovirus. Often called the “stomach flu” or “stomach bug”, norovirus is the leading cause of foodborne illnesses in the United States. Norovirus is most common in the winter months, so let’s use preventative measures to prepare for a norovirus […]
Christmas is just around the corner and it’s the most wonderful time of the year, right? – until your Christmas tree ends up making you sick. More than one-third of American households will put up a Christmas tree during the holiday season, and if you find yourself sneezing with a runny nose and itchy eyes […]
Tis the season to be jolly!
The holidays are around the corner and many of us are running around buying gifts and celebrating with loved ones. Although it is supposed to be a joyous time of year it can also be a hectic one. Planning can often cause a lot of stress and finding joy in […]
It’s National Diabetes Awareness Month and it’s time to take diabetes to the heart! More than millions of people are affected by this chronic health condition and there are millions who are not aware of the symptoms and signs that could lead to one of the more serious types of diabetes. Being prediabetic puts you […]
Halloween is an exciting time for dressing up in fun costumes, setting up spooky decorations and filling up pillowcases of candy to bring home. While kids are only concerned about having fun and doing all of the traditional Halloween activities, they are not thinking about the dangers of the night; that’s our job. Things like […]
You’ve probably been getting a flu shot since you were a child–for many as young as 6 months old. Today, that’s the age the CDC recommends children begin getting the annual vaccine. Not much changed about the vaccine you’ve been getting for ages until the flu begin to morph into different strains, requiring different vaccines. […]
As we turn from late summer into early fall we see bee’s getting more aggressive. This is not your imagination. As bees, especially yellow jackets, get close to the end of their season and are preparing to die off, they get angry, and are more likely to display aggressive behavior than throughout the first few […]
September is National Cholesterol Education Month: time to think about you and your loved ones physical health! Specifically, it’s time to get your cholesterol levels checked and to learn more about ways to manage them if they are too high. Getting your cholesterol levels checked is more than just getting needles poked into you and […]
We care for our families and we want them to be well. The only way to truly eliminate fears of infection and disease is to keep vaccinating. Many of us tend to be hesitant on getting immunizations, as it can be hard to trust what we see on the news. Most of us who have […]
It’s midway through the summer and many of us have had our fair share of trips to the beach or pool. As summer progresses, here’s a guide on what you should know about swimmer’s ear: symptoms, treatment and prevention.
First of all, what is swimmer’s ear?
Swimmers ear is a bacterial infection in the outer ear that […]