The flu vaccination is the easiest and most effective way to prevent the flu from occurring. With a flu vaccination, you make yourself 60% less likely to contract the virus. If you do contract the flu after you are administered the vaccine, your symptoms are usually less intense and shorter as your body has anti-bodies […]
National School Backpack Awareness Day, on September 26, is a day for educators and physicians to come together to spread awareness about the neck and back pain that can come from lugging around a heavy backpack day after day. The National Occupational Therapy Association sponsors this day each year to spread awareness and share tips […]
Your sexual health and safety should always be top priority, but since it’s Sexual Health Awareness Month, let’s take a closer look at everything you need to know about sexual health and safe sex. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 20 million STD infections occur in the United States. Some […]
Everything You Need to Know During Immunization Awareness Month
Immunizations and vaccinations are something that most people have received in their lifetime, but do you know why they’re so important?
Understanding what diseases vaccinations can protect you and those around your from makes getting them seem like a no-brainer.
Why are vaccinations so important?
Vaccinations help your […]
Getting ready for back to school means being in and out of stores for school supplies, clothes, and more!
Another important back to school task should include taking your child to the doctor for a back to school physical or wellness check. With the hectic schedule and never-ending list of things to get done before class […]
If you’re planning a trip anywhere, especially outside of the country, there are certain medical precautions you need to take to protect yourself and your loved ones. Knowing what vaccinations to receive, what medications to pack, and other necessities can seem like an endless list, but it doesn’t have to be. Let’s take a look […]
Summertime brings many opportunities for outdoor activities. From camping and hiking to playing tag in the backyard, kids and adults alike can enjoy the warm weather. Make sure your family takes the following precautions to avoid missing outdoor fun due to mosquito and tick bites.
Before you go outside:
Use bug repellent on your skin and […]
Poison ivy is the most common allergy in the United States, affecting about 50 million people every year. The rash from poison ivy is caused by an allergic reaction to urushiol, an oily substance in the leaves, stems and roots of poison ivy, through direct contact. Urushiol is also found in poison oak and poison […]
When most people think about sun safety and protection, they only think about sunscreen. There are other steps you should be taking to protect yourself from the sun.
These are some of the most important sun safety tips you need to keep in mind before stepping out into the harsh rays.
What type of clothing […]
Most of us wait all year for summer to arrive. There’s no doubt there’s something special about the longer days, the sunshine, and the memories that are always made during this laid-back time of year. As much fun as summer is, though, all that time outside can lead to certain dangers.
As you read on, you’ll […]
June is celebrated as Men’s Health Awareness month. It’s incredibly important to do regular checkups once every year. These checkups will not only tell you crucial numbers about your current health condition but also inform you of any existing or future complicated illnesses.
Lots and lots of men are guilty of putting off annual wellness checks […]