Health Tips

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 […]

4th of July Fireworks Safety Tips

  July 4th is fun, and the fireworks displays are beautiful, but this holiday sends thousands and thousands of people to the ER every year: In 2014 alone, emergency rooms reported: 10,500 injuries from fireworks. 7,000 injuries from fireworks in the 1-month period around July 4th. 11 deaths due to fireworks. That 1,200 of these […]

Headaches and Migraines: What You Should Know

Headaches and migraines are an unfortunate fact of life for many of us. But you don’t have to suffer in silence — you deserve relief and you can get it. Headaches Headaches are a continuing pain in the head (sorry, we had to) for many, many people in the United States. Check out the stats: […]

A Guide to Asthma and Allergies

Nearly 26 million Americans have asthma, while an astounding 30% of adults and 40% of children have allergies. (Count yourself lucky if you somehow have neither!) This month, in the interest of offering information — and hopefully relief — we’re focusing on both asthma and allergies, and when to seek medical help for one or […]

Seasonal Allergies

AAASHHHHHEW……… SEASONAL ALLERGIES ARE HERE! As the weather starts to get warm and the flowers begin to bloom, many of us struggle with the ever so bothersome symptoms of seasonal allergies. So what causes seasonal allergies? As it turns out, an abundance of pollen can cause our immune system to release a number of chemicals, including histamines, which contribute […]

Educate yourself on the effects of Alcohol Consumption

Alcohol consumption is a charged topic. We constantly see bars and alcohol advertisements — as well as cautionary, if sensationalized, tales in the media — but we rarely have the necessary and difficult discussions about safety, addiction, and abuse. Education and open communication can, however, go a long way to ensure that we consume responsibly […]

Is it the Common Cold or the Flu? How do I know?

What is the difference? The common cold is caused by a wide variety of respiratory viruses whereas the flu is caused by the Influenza virus, type A or type B. Although both are viral infections, influenza tends to present with more severe symptoms, which include high fever, body aches, extreme fatigue, and dry cough. Symptoms […]

March into Health

  When it comes to your diet, the guidelines are fairly simple: eat a diet rich in fruits, veggies, whole grains, and unsaturated fat. The hard part, of course, is actually doing it!   In the interest of helping you start — or continue — to eat healthily, we’ve put together a list of the […]

Habits for a Healthy Heart

Nobody likes talking about heart disease. But we need to: heart disease remains the leading cause of death in both men and women — it results in 1 in 4 deaths nationwide — and yet a quarter of these deaths are preventable through simple lifestyle adjustments. Ready for a little good news? Between 2001 and […]

Donate Blood, Save Lives — and Improve Your Own Health

You know that donating blood is important. But do you know how important? In honor of National Blood Donor Month, we’re taking a hard look at the numbers. And they are truly staggering:   Someone is in need of blood every 2 seconds. More than 41,000 blood donations need to be made every single day. […]