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How to Have a Flu-Free Sports Season

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.
What […]

By |September 19th, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on How to Have a Flu-Free Sports Season

5 Ways to Prepare for Flu Season Travel

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 […]

By |September 19th, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on 5 Ways to Prepare for Flu Season Travel

How to Stay Healthy in College

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 […]

By |August 23rd, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on How to Stay Healthy in College

Why Are Vaccinations Important?

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 […]

By |August 23rd, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Why Are Vaccinations Important?

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 […]

By |July 20th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Protect Yourself from Ticks and Mosquito’s This Summer

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

The Nose Knows When It Comes To Seasonal Allergies

When it comes to treating your seasonal allergies with home remedies, there’s usually more fiction than fact. There are healing claims about everything from apple cider vinegar to local bee pollen. The doctors at American Family Care understand that not everyone wants to grab a drug off of the pharmacy counter, but people want to […]

By |May 30th, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on The Nose Knows When It Comes To Seasonal Allergies

Is It A Cold or Allergies: A Worried Parent’s Guide

Life might be easier if kids came with an instruction book. Most parents usually have enough questions to fill one and it can be extra difficult when your child is looking to you for answers and you don’t have any. That is especially true when they don’t feel good. All they want is for you […]

By |May 21st, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Is It A Cold or Allergies: A Worried Parent’s Guide

Allergens Hiding in Your Home

Many allergy sufferers feel they are waging a battle with the great outdoors this spring season, trying to keep watery eyes, runny noses and itchy throats from keeping them down. But the truth is, allergies can be triggered just as much by allergens hiding inside your home as they can by the ones outdoors. Before […]

By |May 16th, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Allergens Hiding in Your Home

Allergy Alternative? A Little Exercise RX

When you have that miserable, stuffy, sneezy, stopped-up feeling from allergies, all you really feel like doing is climbing into bed or relaxing on the couch and taking whatever your doctor has prescribed. Probably the last thing on your mind is exercising! How can you run when you can’t breathe? How do you stretch when […]

By |May 8th, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Allergy Alternative? A Little Exercise RX