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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 […]

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Protect Yourself from Ticks and Mosquito’s This Summer

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 […]

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Poison Ivy: Signs, Symptoms and Precautions

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 […]

By |June 27th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Poison Ivy: Signs, Symptoms and Precautions

How to Treat Sunburn

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 […]

By |June 25th, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on How to Treat Sunburn

What’s the Difference Between Sprains and Strains?

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 […]

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‘Tis the SneezeOn!

Your eyes feel itchy, your nose is stuffy, and you’re finding yourself constantly reaching for a tissue.  If this happens during the same time every year, you might be suffering from seasonal allergies.
An allergy is what happens when your immune system overreacts to something that is harmless, sending your body into a frenzy.

Some common allergens […]

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How Seasonal Allergies Can Affect Your Sports Performance

No matter how hard you trained off-season, pollen season can knock you out before game time even starts.
The spring season is known to leave millions miserable for weeks at a time, and athletes who play outdoor sports are some of the main victims.

Some athletes cannot wait grab their baseball mitts or their lacrosse sticks, while […]

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Should I get tested for STDs?

STD testing is not necessarily kitchen table talk, or even pillow talk, but if you and your partner are sexually active, you should have “The Talk” about getting tested.

Depending upon your sexual behavior, you may want to get tested more often than you think.  When you are sexually active, there is a possibility that you […]

By |March 23rd, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Should I get tested for STDs?

Your Spring Cleaning Checklist

For many households, the melting of snow and blooming of flowers means it’s time for a spring cleaning session.

Spring cleaning not only helps you declutter your home; it can also improve your family’s overall health by killing germs and bacteria that have been living with you for months!

Here are a few areas of your home […]

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