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Know Your Risks for Heart Disease

Know Your Risks for Heart Disease
Risk factors are habits and conditions that can make a person develop a chronic health condition or disease.  Habits such as smoking and having a poor diet can increase your risks for cardiovascular disease.

Cardiovascular disease, also known as heart disease, generally refers to conditions that involve narrowed or blocked blood […]

By |February 22nd, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Know Your Risks for Heart Disease

February is American Heart Month

February is American Heart Month!  
This annual event began under the President Lyndon B. Johnson administration in 1964 to raise awareness on the importance of heart health.

At the time of the Johnson administration, more than half of U.S. deaths were caused by cardiovascular disease, with little known information on ways to reduce risks for heart […]

By |February 22nd, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on February is American Heart Month

When to Visit Urgent Care for a Cold

So, you’re currently dealing with a runny nose, dry cough and thinking of calling out of work because you can’t bring yourself to leave your bed.  A few days have gone by and your symptoms seem to have worsened.  Is it time to visit a physician?

Now that we’re officially in flu season, your symptoms might […]

By |January 23rd, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on When to Visit Urgent Care for a Cold

How to Stay on Track with Your New Year’s Resolutions

Progress report!  It’s a few weeks into the new year!  Have you started your New Year’s Resolutions yet?

If you’re like most us, you probably haven’t started working toward your yearly goals, yet.  Why is that?  Many of us set unrealistic goals such as trying to lose 65 pounds in the first quarter of the year, […]

By |January 23rd, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on How to Stay on Track with Your New Year’s Resolutions

Going Home For the Holidays? Avoid Getting Sick During Your Trip

The holiday season is all about spreading love, cheer, and good will. An important part of that is  spending time with family. If you have relocated or live far away from your loved ones, you’re more than likely going home for the holidays.

Getting sick is a part of everyday life. Being on the road during […]

By |December 19th, 2017|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Going Home For the Holidays? Avoid Getting Sick During Your Trip

Keep Your Thanksgiving Cold and Flu Free

The holidays are the time of year where everyone gathers around the dinner table. Love and cheer are spread and with that, unfortunately, germs.

Hugs and kisses, sharing drinks and eating utensils, etc. keep us in the holiday spirit but also contribute to the spreading of germs.

As this is the cold/flu season, here are our recommended […]

By |November 15th, 2017|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Keep Your Thanksgiving Cold and Flu Free

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