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 […]
July is one of the hottest months of the year when many of us are outside, home from school and out of work early. As everyone is getting ready for their annual celebrations and traditions, it is important to get ready this summer 2019 with these 4 top Fourth of July health and safety tips.
This year we are learning that Lyme Disease carrying deer ticks are predicted to be out in abundance, and in turn could account for one of the worst tick seasons on record. The good news is this: most tick bites don’t expose people to Lyme Disease, but deer ticks (link opens in new tab) (also […]
Recent measles outbreaks in the U.S. have everyone worried, for a good reason. The virus can lead to deadly complications, but as of yet, no measles deaths have yet been reported in this latest outbreak, here in the U.S.Although the disease was eliminated from the country in 2000, meaning the virus was no longer continually […]
We love springtime as much as the next person, but unfortunately many folks in the northeast are facing yet another blow from the otherwise beautiful weather: a sudden explosion of pollen is here, and along with it a particularly nasty spring allergy season. Not to be the bearer of bad news, but we can already […]
Winter is the time for fun and games in the cold – from skiing to sledding to building snowmen. It’s important, however, to keep yourself and your family safe by knowing the danger of prolonged exposure to cold, windy weather.
One of the greatest risks of exposure to below-freezing winds and winter air is frostbite, a […]
Remember when the only challenge you had at Halloween was which superhero your child wanted to be? It’s a whole new world out there these days with everything from poison candy concerns to unknown neighbors. What’s a trick-or-treater to do when all he or she wants is to come home with a bag full of […]
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. In 2012 […]