Three Tips to Stay Healthy This Summer

July 22, 2014

" The temperatures are rising, the days are getting longer, and smells of fresh flowers and barbeques permeate the air. It’s summer time, and that means there’s more time to relax, spend time with family and friends, and enjoy the outdoors. Don’t let these warm months tempt you into letting your guard down completely: with the warmer months come health concerns. It’s important to be prepared and work to prevent illness before ...

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Lyme Disease: Are You at Risk?

July 15, 2014

" More reports of Lyme Disease happen in the months of June and July. If you like to spend time outdoors, especially in wooded areas or hiking along trails with high grass, it is important to know how to prevent and recognize this illness. Lyme Disease is caused by a bacterium (Borrelia burgdorferi) passed to humans through the bite of an infected blacklegged tick. If noticed early, Lyme Disease can be treated with a few weeks ...

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The HPV Vaccine and You

July 8, 2014

" The HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccine has gained widespread attention over the past few years. It may be brought up at your pre-teen son or daughter’s next check-up, or it could be required for a job placement. Although it may seem like a vaccine that isn’t as important as, say, hepatitis (especially if you are male), the HPV vaccine is integral to the sexual and reproductive health of both men and women. The original ...

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How Clean Are Your Clean Hands?

July 1, 2014

" Cleanliness has taken on a new look. Public bathrooms have sinks and soap dispensers that don’t require you to touch them, and are also equipped with paper towel dispensers that are automatic. Hand sanitizers come in different scents and can be attached like an accessory to your purse or backpack. But how clean are your hands, really? Many of us reach for that bottle of hand sanitizer rather than going to the restroom and ...

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