How To Prevent And Treat Bee Stings: Angry Bee Season Edition

August 24, 2021

Angry bee season is already upon us and it’s time to prepare for bee stings and bee swarms. During the late summer and early fall, bees and wasps become very aggressive and can potentially sting you if provoked.   Why? Because they’re getting close to the end of their season and are preparing to die off. Their resources are almost depleted and they’re fighting to survive, making them more angry and more aggressive ...

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Back To School Checklist: Getting Your Child A Physical

August 17, 2021

School is around the corner and It’s time to create a Back to School checklist for your children. One of the most important tasks should be getting them a FULL physical. Why? Because getting your child a physical wil help them prepare for a whole new school year.   School is now fully in-person (yay!), but the downside is that the risk for germs, colds and flu is going to go up. Whether they decide ...

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Winter Safety Tips for Reducing COVID-19 Risks

January 4, 2021

" During winters, it’s common to experience minor illnesses like the flu, cough, and cold. However, these are also prominent symptoms of COVID-19. That is why you may not be completely sure if you are having a common cold or COVID-19. Suppose you are working from the office while social distancing; take extra care if your co-workers are showing common symptoms. Illnesses like the flu or cold can lead to the rapid spread of coronavirus ...

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What is a Rapid COVID-19 Test?

November 15, 2020

" As scientists and medical researchers continue to study the COVID-19 virus, they’ve been able to make significant progress in testing and detection. Recently, a rapid COVID test has been developed to increase efficiency in diagnosing and controlling the spread of the illness. Here’s everything you need to know about rapid COVID-19 testing. Why Is There a Rapid COVID-19 Test? As the need for testing has continued to grow globally, developing a rapid test ...

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Flu Shot FAQs for Patients

November 15, 2020

" Getting a flu shot is incredibly important, especially this year with COVID-19 in addition to the regular influenza virus present. The flu vaccine can help patients get immunity to the current versions of the virus and help rule out flu symptoms. Think you’re ready for flu season? Here’s everything you need to know about the flu shot. Should I get a flu shot? According to the CDC, every person older than six months ...

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Is it Possible to Have Safe Holiday Celebrations During COVID-19?

October 30, 2020

" COVID-19 has had a big impact on how we live our daily lives. While we all probably hoped it would be gone by now, that isn’t the case. Heath experts are working to formulate a vaccine to manage the spread of COVID-19, but until that happens, taking extra precautions is necessary. Are Holiday Gatherings Safe? The safety of holiday gatherings depends on your location and the amount of new COVID-19 cases per day in ...

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When Should I Be Tested for COVID-19?

September 30, 2020

" While there are still guidelines for social distancing and wearing a mask, the recommendations are becoming more relaxed. Because you are around more people, you may be wondering if you should be getting tested for COVID-19. How do you know if you should be getting tested for the virus? When to be tested for COVID-19 If a person has been exposed or in close contact with a confirmed case of the virus should be getting ...

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How Should I Prepare for Flu Season During COVID-19?

August 25, 2020

" It’s better to prepare for the flu season than not. A flu infection can cause severe illness and complications. The seasonal flu sweeps through the country each year and infects thousands of people along the way. You should do what’s necessary to prevent catching the flu especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. This time around you have to protect yourself from two different threats at the same time.  When Should You Get the Flu ...

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How to Prepare Your Student for Back to School

August 20, 2020

" Schools are starting to begin their academic year with virtual, in-person or hybrid learning for students. Whether your student is preparing to return to school this fall or are going to be learning at home for the time being, you should take some time to discuss safety measures with your children for when they are back in a classroom environment, including: Washing their hands properly, every time Making sure your child knows how to wash ...

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How to Tell if Your Cut Needs Stitches

July 8, 2020

" Injuries can occur at any time, from bumping into something to accidentally missing when slicing up your dinner to tripping on a crack in the sidewalk while walking or going for a jog. Among the most common of injuries are cuts and lacerations, which can be misleading by appearance. Cuts can initially appear superficial while being deep enough or long enough to require stitches in order for the skin to heal correctly and keep out ...

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