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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The summer months bring bouts of fun outdoor activities from swimming, bike riding, hiking, and even a trip to an amusement park! But planning on spending time out in the hot summer sun might lead to a case of sunburn if you neglected to apply sunscreen before heading out of the house.
To help heal and […]
Sprains and strains are common injuries that can happen in the work place, on the field or court, or even just at home. If you ever tried to define the difference between sprains and strains, you probably couldn’t tell the difference between the two.
There is a key difference between the two:
A sprain is an […]