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 […]
It is very important to understand the differences between an emergency room and an
urgent care center. If you are suffering from minor injuries and illnesses such as minor
cuts, sprains, seasonal allergies or insect bites, visit an urgent care center instead of the
emergency room. Save the ER trips for more serious injuries or conditions such as […]
Why Summer Camp Physicals Are Important
Summer is just around the corner, and kids are gearing up for camp and every outdoor
activity imaginable. Who doesn’t love finally being out of school and able to bask in the
beautiful sunny weather? But before camp rolls around, there are errands to run and
paperwork to prepare. Parents, you may have […]
Many, many people dread the idea of going to the doctor. Getting regular health screenings, though, is incredibly important! The more you know about your body and any conditions that may be afflicting you, the better care you can take of yourself.
In today’s world, a host of conditions can be managed or even cured […]
Finally…the birds are chirping, the clouds are clearing, and the sun is shining. Spring is here! With nice weather typically comes spring fever, an insatiable urge to be outside enjoying all that the great outdoors has to offer.
Unfortunately, as fun as springtime is, there are some costs that come with spending so much time […]
Goodbye snowy winter and welcome, lovely spring. It’s that time of year again, when spring’s warmth melts Connecticut’s lingering snow/ice, bare trees bloom beautiful flowers and the great outdoors beckons once again. Now is the time to take your workouts outside and boost your fitness. Spring offers considerable benefits when it comes to an outdoor […]
With beautiful spring and warmer weather comes miserable allergies. A welcome change from the cold ushers in a new season, with warm breeze transporting airborne pollen and mold spores. Spring spells trouble for seasonal allergy sufferers; allergens, such as pollen, cause an immune system response in which it is mistakenly recognized as an invader, and […]