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Why You Should Get Vaccinated For The Flu

Influenza (the flu) is a serious disease that can leave you feeling miserable for days or weeks at a time.

Often confused with the common cold, the flu can lead to hospitalization; and can even be fatal if not diagnosed and treated properly.

One of the best ways to avoid getting the flu is to get vaccinated […]

By |October 12th, 2017|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Why You Should Get Vaccinated For The Flu

How to Make It Through Cold & Flu Season

It’s that time of year where everywhere you turn, you’ll see someone coughing, sneezing, or looking down right miserable.  So many illnesses and infections get spread around, from the common cold to the flu.

It’s nearly impossible to make it through the fall and winter season without catching a cold.  Skip your annual flu vaccine, and […]

By |September 19th, 2017|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on How to Make It Through Cold & Flu Season

4 Sports Injuries to Look Out For

With the school year right around the corner, your student-athlete is probably in conditioning season, ready to kick off for the fall sports season!

While no one can deny the fun of playing sports and its obvious health benefits, participating in high-speed and intense activities could pose underlying risks of injuries, even if you are already […]

By |August 17th, 2017|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on 4 Sports Injuries to Look Out For

3 Things to Do Before Your Vacation

Summer has officially started, which means it’s time to get ready for your summer vacation!  Before you start packing your bags and planning your itinerary, make sure you and your family’s health is in check before you hit the road or board a plane.  

Traveling outside of your normal environment exposes you to all sorts […]

By |July 18th, 2017|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on 3 Things to Do Before Your Vacation

June is Men’s Health Month

For many, June signifies the end of a long school year, graduation parties and let us not forget Father’s Day! Given so much to celebrate it is easy for us to forget that June also marks Men’s Health Awareness month.  A significant reminder that men of all ages should be cognizant of their overall health […]

By |June 12th, 2017|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on June is Men’s Health Month

Urgent Care Awareness Month

The month of May marks Urgent Care Center Awareness Month and we are letting our local community know that urgent care centers are here to make their lives easier and healthier.  When you’re seeking attention for a medical situation that requires immediate attention, but is non-life threatening, Urgent Care centers are a great alternative to […]

By |May 2nd, 2017|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Urgent Care Awareness Month

Sports Safety Tips

Spring is a time of budding trees, blossoming flowers, walks in the park, and spring sports!  

Some of the most popular school sports, baseball, soccer, lacrosse and softball, start up this time of year.  Being involved in sports brings many benefits for student athletes such as building friendships, learning disciplinary skills, and getting physically fit. […]

By |April 3rd, 2017|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Sports Safety Tips

Bronchitis Vs. Laryngitis: When to Seek Treatment

Bronchitis and laryngitis are both forms of inflammation that cause your voice to become raspy or hoarse.

 

Bronchitis Vs. Laryngitis

Bronchitis is an inflammation of the bronchial tubes, the air passages between the mouth and the lungs.  There are two types of bronchitis: acute and chronic.  Acute is a short term cough that can last up to […]

By |March 2nd, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Bronchitis Vs. Laryngitis: When to Seek Treatment

7 Ways to Improve Your Heart Health

In the United States, heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women.  By making small lifestyle changes, you can reduce and prevent the chances of cardiovascular disease in your lifetime.  February marks American Heart Month, which helps raise awareness on heart disease and how it can be prevented.

Here are 7 […]

By |February 1st, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on 7 Ways to Improve Your Heart Health

Could Your Sore Throat Be Strep Throat?

The winter season is a common time for almost everyone to have a runny or stuffy nose, a hoarse cough, or a sore throat.  Many things can cause the painful condition of a sore throat such as bacteria, allergens, cigarette smoke, or other viral infections.

A sore throat is usually the first sign of a cold, […]

By |January 11th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Could Your Sore Throat Be Strep Throat?