Nip Seasonal Allergies in the bud
Spring means flower buds and blooming trees – and if you’re one of the millions of people who have seasonal allergies, it also means sneezing. Congestion, a runny nose and other bothersome symptoms, Seasonal allergies – also called hay fever and allergic rhinitis can make you miserable. But before you settle for plastic flowers and […]READ MORE
Colon Cancer. Know The Symptoms
March is National Colon Cancer Awareness Month. Do you know the symptoms of colorectal cancer? You should see your health care provider if you have any of the following: SYMPTOMS OF COLORECTAL CANCER A change in bowel habits, such as diarrhea, constipation, or narrowing of the stool, that lasts for more than a few […]READ MORE
With Age Comes Wisdom. Wisdom Teeth
Your mouth goes through many changes in your lifetime. One major dental milestone that usually takes place between the ages of 17 and 21 is the appearance of your third molars. Historically, these teeth have been called wisdom teeth because they come through at a more mature age. ROOM TO GROW? When they come […]READ MORE
Is Your Family Sharing Too Much?
Toothbrushes harbor hidden germs during cold and flu seasons. Studies show that toothbrushes can become heavily contaminated with oral microorganisms because most families store toothbrushes in a common storage space, allowing opportunistic infections such as periodontal disease and the common cold to move from one person to another. GO UNDERCOVER Your best defense is to […]READ MORE
National Blood Donor Month
National Blood Donor Month has been observed in January since 1970 with the goal of increasing donations during winter – one of the most difficult times of year to collect enough blood products to meet patient needs. Inclement winter weather often results in cancelled blood drives, while seasonal illnesses may cause some donors to become temporarily […]READ MORE
Wellness Exams – Take Charge of Your Health
Your yearly wellness exam can help find problems early or even prevent health problems before they occur. If problems are discovered early, they may be easier to treat and less likely to pose serious risks to your health. WHAT IS A WELLNESS EXAM? A wellness exam is an annual comprehensive preventative exam with your primary […]READ MORE
Toys are supposed to be fun and are an important part of any child’s development. But each year, scores of kids are treated in hospital emergency departments for toy-related injuries. Choking is a particular risk for kids ages three or younger, because they tend to put objects in their mouths. Manufacturers follow certain guidelines and […]READ MORE
Heart Disease. Healthy Choices Can Reduce Risk
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and woman in the United States. Every year, 1 in 4 deaths are causes by heart disease. The good news? Heart disease can often be prevented when people make healthy choices and manage their health conditions. Communities, health professionals, and families can work together to […]READ MORE
Healthy Gums, Healthy Heart?
There’s no question that regular brushing, flossing and dental checkups can keep your mouth healthy. But if you fall short on your hygiene routine, can gum disease actually cause heart disease? Claiming around 610,000 lives each year, heart disease is the No. 1 killer of both men and women in the U.S. Did you know […]READ MORE
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