You can’t fight your genetics. But, knowing your family’s history can reduce your chances of inheriting diseases or chronic medical conditions like cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. Since 2004, the U.S. Surgeon General has declared Thanksgiving as National Family History Day to encourage relatives to discuss the medical conditions that they have experienced. These conversations can […]
Now that we’re well into the month of October, cold and flu season is officially here. When you first become ill, it may be difficult to tell if you’re suffering from the cold or the flu. There are some key differences to look out for. The flu can require medical treatment and even lead to […]
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and that means a lot more than just wearing pink ribbons. As Breast Cancer Awareness Month has become more of a social movement, it can be easy to forget why the awareness campaign was created in the first place.
In 1985, a number of major health organizations, including […]
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 […]