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5 Signs Your Wound May Need Stitches

You’re preparing tonight’s dinner and maybe slice your hand by accident.  Or maybe your child gets a gash from playing on the sidewalk. Do you just get a bandage and wrap it up, or do you seek medical treatment?

Minor injuries like scrapes and scratches are easily manageable, but when the cut is deeper, you might […]

By |November 15th, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on 5 Signs Your Wound May Need Stitches

Turkey Carving Safety Tips

Nothing says Thanksgiving more than watching football, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and the enticing aroma of turkey.  But every year, many end up cutting their hands while carving a turkey.

While your friends and family are watching you carve the turkey, you may feel a little overwhelmed, your palms may get sweaty, and next […]

By |November 15th, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Turkey Carving Safety Tips

Wash Your Hands, The Right Way

Frequent hand-washing is one of the best ways to avoid getting sick and spreading germs.  As you touch people, hard surfaces, and objects throughout the day, you accumulate germs on your hands that can get you sick when you touch your eyes, nose or mouth.  
How to Properly Wash Your Hands
It’s nearly impossible to keep […]

By |October 22nd, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Wash Your Hands, The Right Way

5 Ways to Stop the Spread of the Flu

Yes, you still need to get your annual flu shot.  But there are other ways you can stop the spread of germs this flu season.

It’s October, which means if you haven’t already, it’s time to get your flu shot.  After last year’s flu season that left many hospitalized and even became fatal, there’s no […]

By |October 22nd, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on 5 Ways to Stop the Spread of the Flu

Flu Shots for the Back to School Season

A new school year gives your child an opportunity to be exposed to newfound information, and can also expose them to germs and bacteria that makes them sick as soon as they set foot on school grounds.  Most of the time, it can be just a simple cold. However, your child could also come down […]

By |September 18th, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Flu Shots for the Back to School Season

The Importance of STD Testing

Your sexual health should be a main priority throughout the year, but with September being Sexual Health Awareness Month, let’s take a closer took as to why STD testing is a topic many people don’t like to talk about.

STD testing is an important aspect of maintaining good sexual health, and knowing when to get tested […]

By |September 18th, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on The Importance of STD Testing

The Most Common College Move-in Injuries and How to Avoid Them

Parents: You’re probably just as nervous about getting that mini-fridge up three flights of stairs as your freshman is meeting their roommates.

Moving can be a complete pain in the hide – figuratively and literally if you’re not careful.  The last thing you’d want to happen in the midst of moving all of your college student’s […]

By |August 24th, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on The Most Common College Move-in Injuries and How to Avoid Them

Why do I need to be vaccinated?

Before vaccines were available, many suffered from the effects of catching serious life-altering and life-threatening diseases such as influenza, measles, mumps, hepatitis B and C, and others.  Some of the effects included becoming paralyzed, having brain damage, and even death from vaccine-preventable diseases.

Since vaccines became available 50 years ago, they have become one of […]

By |August 23rd, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Why do I need to be vaccinated?

How to Prepare for Your Study Abroad Program

Studying abroad can be the adventure of a lifetime, but you have to make sure that you are fully prepared before taking off.  Here’s a guide on how to deal with important things such as obtaining your passport and visa, expenses, adapting to a new culture, and what to do before you leave.
Apply for a […]

By |July 25th, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on How to Prepare for Your Study Abroad Program

Sun Safety Tips

These last few days of summer are intended for backyard barbecues, beach days, and sitting poolside. Lounging around all day in the sun though may potentially damage your skin from being exposed to the harsh UV rays.

While you won’t see the initial effects, after a few years of excessive sun exposure, you’ll notice a few […]

By |July 25th, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Sun Safety Tips