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Summer Health Check List

The carefree days of summer are here once again with their promise of sunshine, pools, playing outdoors, grilling, and vacation. The kids are out of school, and there is much fun to be had. Even though the days are less organized and chaotic, there are still measures all individuals and families should take to stay safe during the summer months. How to Prioritize Summer Health Each season of the year offers different challenges for staying healthy. In the summer, the days are longer, ... Read more

How to Navigate Virtual Doctor’s Visits

Telehealth or Telemedicine has been an excellent option for many during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many healthcare providers already had virtual doctors visit in their network; they just weren’t used as prevalently. Once people were asked to shelter in place to help lessen Coronavirus spread, virtual visits were often the only choice for consulting with a doctor. There are, of course, limitations to virtual visits, while many conditions or types of appointments still require an in-office visit. Tips for a Successful Virtual Doctor’s ... Read more

Relaxation Strategies During Stressful Times

Across our nation, people are feeling stressed and anxious about the coronavirus pandemic. As we shelter-in-place, we don’t have access to some stress-relieving activities we may have used in the past. While this emergency situation will pass, it is always wise to have an arsenal of relaxation strategies to help relieve stress and anxiety that can hit any time of the year. Our last blog focused on easy, everyday habits you can add that will help you cope and relax. This ... Read more

Healthy Tips – Reducing Stress

Millions of folks across the globe are experiencing extra stress and worry about things out of their control. As the world is dealing with unchartered territory, people are getting new information each moment that may be causing additional stress. The normal pace of life has changed, and most are staying at home. Schools are closed as well as businesses. Folks are working from home while their children are home. And may are facing financial uncertainty with job security on the line. ... Read more

How to Slow Down and Enjoy the Holiday Season

It’s the time of year that is not only special but often stressful for many of us. Everyone is rushing around with lots to do - shopping for gifts, cooking, cleaning, working, and so much more. Maybe you have company coming to stay in your home. Perhaps you have to work overtime to get ahead so you can take time off. Maybe you can’t find a gift for that special someone. Or maybe, you have all of that and more going ... Read more

Holiday Stay Healthy Guide

With the holidays quickly approaching, there are many opportunities to shop, travel, and celebrate. The season is filled with treats, dinners, gatherings, and friends and family. Many of us often finish this time of year feeling sluggish, a little overweight, and sometimes under the weather. Here are some tips to stay healthy over the holidays this year. Healthy Holiday Eating & Drinking When the holidays roll around, we often use them as an excuse to overindulge. Everywhere you turn, there are cookies, cakes, ... Read more

Staying Safe on Halloween

Halloween is by far one of the most popular and fun holidays in the U.S. Kids all across the country look forward to dressing up, running through neighborhoods, and collecting candy. Because Halloween takes place after the sun goes down and in areas where cars are prevalent, it is so important to keep safety in mind. Important Halloween Trick or Treating Safety Tips When heading out on Halloween with your small children or sending off your teen on his or her own, be ... Read more

Migraines: Fact vs. Fiction

If you are a migraineur, a patient that suffers from migraines, you know that they are not your average headache. Migraines are headaches associated with severe throbbing pain or pulsing sensations usually on one side of the head or behind an eye accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound. The fourth most prevalent disease in the world, migraines affect many and can last for hours or days. They are often so severe that they interfere with everyday ... Read more

June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

With 47 million people worldwide afflicted with dementia, almost everyone knows a friend or family member struggling. June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. It is a whole month dedicated to increasing public awareness of Alzheimer’s disease, providing access to available support and information resources, and showing how anyone can get involved in the fight for a cure. What is Alzheimer’s disease? Spreading awareness about Alzheimer’s disease starts with gaining knowledge about what the condition is. As we age, we often feel a ... Read more

Summer Bugs and Bites

Mosquitos, chigger and ticks, oh my! It’s summer and the bugs are in full force. We are spending more time outdoors and might experience bites from all types of insects. There are ways to protect yourself and loved ones from getting bitten as well as ways to treat bites once they happen. There are also certain signs and symptoms that can indicate a more serious reaction we should all be aware of. Read on to be in the know about summer ... Read more
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