How to Maintain my Health-Related New Year’s Resolutions

January 21, 2021

" Winter is often a time when your health is most vulnerable. Whether it is the winter weight gain or the relentless winter flu, it is incredibly difficult to maintain good health in the winters. Normally, everyone wants to cozy up in the winter and snack up on their favorite meals. However, this is not the ideal thing to do in the winters. The shorter days and longer nights make it even harder to prevent winter ...

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How to Avoid Seasonal Illnesses During Thanksgiving

November 22, 2020

" Thanksgiving is a happy time filled with friends, family, and great food. Unfortunately, it’s also a time filled with seasonal illnesses! 2020 poses an even more unique threat with COVID-19 still on the rise and no vaccine available to the public yet. Seasonal illnesses are never pleasant, but luckily, there’s plenty you can do to avoid them this thanksgiving. Food Safety Food poisoning isn’t usually thought of as a seasonal illness, but ...

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How to Safely Reduce Thanksgiving Injuries

November 22, 2020

" 2020 has been an interesting year to say the least. As the year comes to a close, holiday season is quickly approaching. Thanksgiving celebrations will have to be much smaller than normal this year to meet covid-19 safety guidelines, but that doesn’t mean that injuries are less likely. Follow these tips to reduce the risk of injury in your home this thanksgiving and make the most out of the holiday! Fire Safety Did you ...

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Travel Guidelines for Safety and Health: 2020 Edition

October 9, 2020

" Fall is a wonderful time to travel and enjoy relaxing activities after a busy summer. The weather is perfect, the scenery is gorgeous, and travel destinations aren’t usually too crowded. It’s no surprise that travel during the fall season of 2020 will look a little different compared to previous years. Afterall, has anything about 2020 been the same as previous years? What to Expect from Travel in 2020 Popular fall travel destinations are ...

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What should I know about flu shots?

October 9, 2020

" Flu season is right around the corner and year after year health experts urge people to get their flu vaccine. Unfortunately, not everyone gets vaccinated. If you’re somebody who hasn’t gotten vaccinated in the past or if you’re on the fence about getting vaccinated, it’s important to know the facts surrounding the vaccine. The CDC has a full breakdown of the vaccine here, but let’s discuss some of the key ...

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How to Return to Normal Activities This Fall 2020 Season

September 15, 2020

" 2020 is a year unlike any other and saying we’ve all struggled to adjust is an understatement. Things are far from normal right now but finding the “new normal” as we head into fall is important to maintaining both mental and physical health. There’s no quick fix to get back to the normal we once knew, but there’s plenty that you can do to get a little bit closer to it!  Managing ...

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How to Stay Healthy and Safe During the Fall Season

September 14, 2020

" The temperatures are getting lower, leaves are falling, and pumpkins are being sold – all of this can only mean one thing: fall is here! This is a wonderful time of year filled with family fun and beautiful scenery. Despite how great the fall season is, it also presents a new set of health risks. Follow these tips to keep your family safe and healthy through all of the fall fun!  Driving Safety During the fall ...

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Preventing Influenza and COVID During a Tricky 2020 Fall Season

August 19, 2020

" Fall is a tricky time of year every year as the number of cold and flu cases start to surge. Unfortunately, 2020 has brought a new set of challenges as the number of COVID cases doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. Luckily, there are steps you can take to prevent the flu and lower your risk of getting COVID-19. It’s best to educate yourself on prevention before flu season is actually ...

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Seasonal Illness Prevention Guide for 2020

August 18, 2020

" Fall is known to be a time when illnesses start to spread more rapidly. This can be partially attributed to cooler weather, but mainly attributed to people spending more time indoors and in close proximity to one another. 2020 has already been a challenging year for the medical community, but cold and flu season is just beginning. Knowing how to manage and identify seasonal illnesses in 2020 is vital to protecting your own health and ...

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What is Deferred Care? Health Risks of Delaying Care Due to COVID-19 Anxiety

July 22, 2020

" Deferring medical care can put your life at risk both for financially and healthcare reasons. If you feel like your symptoms and current conditions are getting out of hand, and you can no longer treat them without provider care, then you need to visit a doctor ASAP. Don’t delay a visit as it may make it difficult for you to return to your healthy state.  COVID-19 is causing more people to stay at home ...

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