Smoking has numerous health effects that can cause serious harm. Every year, thousands of people die in the U.S. from cigarette smoking-related illnesses. Smoking increases the risk of developing particular diseases and can harm just about every organ of the human body. Even short-term cigarette smoking can impact your health. Let’s take a closer look […]
Measles is now one of the most significant health care risks for young children in the U.S as cases continue to climb. The Centers for Disease Control now estimate that nearly 704 cases of measles have been confirmed in the U.S, which is the highest amount since the disease was virtually eradicated in 2000.
Did you know that sports injuries are some of the most common reasons for medical visits among children in middle school and high school?
The Centers for Disease Control estimate that nearly 3.2 million children each year are hospitalized from sports injuries annually. In addition, over 750,000 children between the ages of 12-17 are treated in […]
Allergy season is just around the corner as the cold weather begins to heats up and the snow from winter thaws out. During the spring, and continuing into summer, allergy triggers such as dust and pollen are more likely to spread. Preventing these triggers from building up in your household is a great way to […]
This spring, millions of students will participate in school sports across the country. Sports are a great way to get your child active and help maintain their overall health, but the risk of a potential injury still persist.
The CDC estimates that injuries from school sports are the leading cause of emergency room visits among adolescents […]
Weight loss is a goal that many people set for themselves but healthily losing weight is essential when working towards that goal. Healthy weight loss refers to a slow but steady decline of 1-2 pounds per week. Crazy crash diet and exercise plans may offer results quicker than that, but the results will be short […]
The CDC has a public outreach program called HAN. HAN is designed to keep medical professionals and the general public aware of significant health risks, updates, and alerts. This alert system has multiple levels of severity. Some require immediate action, while others are used merely to inform the public. The most recent CDC health updates […]
Most common in children under the age of 16 and adults working in childcare, strep throat is an infectious disease that is prevalent in the colder months. Symptoms can take up to five days to appear once you have been infected with the virus and can quickly spread through homes, schools and the workplace. Learn […]
Has your child spent a lot of time touching the area near their ear recently? They may be suffering from an ear infection. Most common in children under six, ear infections can cause children to become short-tempered and experience some pain in the region of the ear. Since they may not be able to explain […]
When we think of flu season, we usually think of pesky germs that will get us sick. But what exactly are germs? Germs are microscopic organism (also known as microbes) that can cause disease and infections that can make you sick. Of course, you can’t remain completely germ-free, since germs are integral to our daily […]