Health Tips

How to Detect and Prevent Skin Cancer

May is Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month, and a great time to learn about strategies to detect and prevent skin cancer. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States, with 1 in 5 Americans developing it in their lifetime. Fortunately, when diagnosed and treated early, skin cancer can almost […]


Help End Distracted Driving

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), “in 2015 alone, 3,477 people were killed, and 391,000 were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers.” This April, let’s educate ourselves on the hazards of distracted driving and learn how to make the roads safer for everyone.   […]


March is National Nutrition Month! Put your best fork forward.

Many of us start the year with resolutions to eat better and exercise more. But during the long winter months of January and February, it’s easy to let those goals slip. Maybe it’s a hibernation instinct or simply a lack of Vitamin D, but the short days and cold weather lead us straight to Netflix […]


Make Heart Health a Priority

February is American Heart Month, and the perfect time to make your heart health a priority. Did you know that heart disease accounts for a whopping 1 in 4 deaths in the United States? It’s currently the leading cause of death for both men and women. As a country, we must start taking heart health […]


Donate Blood this January

Our new year’s resolutions often look inward and focus on personal improvement. Lose weight. Exercise more. Get organized. But what if this year, we looked outward instead? How can we, as individuals, positively impact our communities in 2017? One simple way is to donate blood. Every January, the American Red Cross celebrates National Blood Donor […]


Drive Safely this Holiday Season

December is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month. During the holiday season, incidents of drunk and drugged driving occur more frequently and pose a threat to everyone on the road. To keep our streets safe this December, let’s educate ourselves on impaired driving prevention and hold ourselves — and those around us — accountable. Below, we’ve […]


How to Prevent Diabetes

Today, 1 in 11 Americans has diabetes, and an estimated 86 million more are at risk of developing it. The disease can cause serious health complications and is currently the 7th leading cause of death in the United States. In an effort to raise awareness and understanding of this all-too-common disease, the American Diabetes Association […]


Protect yourself and others with a Flu Shot

For most of us, the flu is a mild, albeit miserable, respiratory illness that lasts a few days. The symptoms — fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, body aches — are unpleasant, but we recover and get back to our daily routines. For those with compromised or weaker immune systems, however, the flu can cause […]


Choose Whole Grains for your Health

September is Whole Grains Month! Learn why it’s important to choose whole grains. Packed with fiber, protein, vitamins, antioxidants and minerals, whole grains offer amazing nutritional benefits. Studies show that a diet rich in whole grains can lower your risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and even cancer. A grain is considered […]


Why you should prioritize your child’s Back-to-School Physical

Your child’s back-to-school physical may seem like just another item on your To Do list, but it is so important! This annual check-in provides the chance to: Help you understand and track your child’s medical history. Access your child’s progress and general health. Address any underlying emotional, developmental, and/or social issues. Prepare your child to […]