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 […]
Occupational Health refers to the many disciplines devoted to the safety and well-being of employees in the workplace, often concentrating on injury prevention. Even with solid practices in place, accidents do occur, and having an experienced occupational healthcare provider you trust can make all the difference. Workplace injuries can result in lost time, indemnity costs, […]
Halloween night is a time of excitement and every type of costume you can imagine, but did you know those costumes could be dangerous? Well, not the costumes themselves, but certain details about the costumes. Making your child safer on Halloween night with a safe costume is quick and easy to do. These are a […]
Did you know that the family is the most important social influence for physical activity? Research shows that children of active parents are 5.8 times more likely to engage in physical activity on a regular basis.
Today, most children do not meet the recommended amount of daily exercise, which is crucial to healthy growth and development.
Getting sidelined by an injury is one thing, but to be out for a few days to a week due to the flu can be a menace, too. Everyone is encouraged to get an annual flu shot, but athletes are an especially high-risk group who should consider the benefits of getting an annual flu shot.
As millions of doses of this year’s flu vaccine will become available within the next few weeks, and the flu season media blitz begins, travelers may be wondering how to prepare for flu season travel. If you will be boarding a flight or setting sail during this year’s flu season, here are a few ways […]
Living on a college campus provides you with opportunities both inside and outside of the classroom. From learning more about your desired field of study to developing social skills that will help you post-grad, there is plenty to gain from furthering your education.
To make sure you get the most of your experience, follow these tips […]
Did you know August is National Immunization Awareness Month? Celebrated annually, National Immunization Awareness Month raises awareness on the importance of getting vaccinated for people of all ages.
But why are vaccinations important? Vaccinations are administered to protect us against serious, life-threatening diseases and infections. But if you’re skeptical about getting vaccinated, here are answers to […]
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 […]