Occupational Health refers to the many disciplines devoted to the safety and well-being of employees in the workplace, often concentrating on injury prevention. Even with solid practices in place, accidents do occur, and having an experienced occupational healthcare provider you trust can make all the difference. Workplace injuries can result in lost time, indemnity costs, […]
Now that it’s coming into the flu season, if you haven’t already gotten your flu shot yet, now’s the time! Getting your flu shot is quick and easy. If you’re still unsure about getting your flu shot, these four reasons will make you reconsider before flu season is in full swing.
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You’ve probably seen more people sporting pink ribbons, t-shirts, and bumper stickers than you normally do this month. That’s because October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!
This month while we focus on education and prevention, we’ve put together some of the easiest steps you can take to lower your risk of developing breast cancer. […]
Did you know that the family is the most important social influence for physical activity? Research shows that children of active parents are 5.8 times more likely to engage in physical activity on a regular basis.
Today, most children do not meet the recommended amount of daily exercise, which is crucial to healthy growth and development.
Backpacks are a necessity for any student. They hold all of the textbooks, notebooks, and supplies needed to make it through a successful school day.
Despite the convenience and functionality that a good backpack can have for a student, they come with a set of risks too. Last year, roughly 2,000 students found themselves in […]
School days are long for every student and a short lunch break isn’t enough to get through the day. Hunger can lead to fatigue and difficulty focusing, so staying satisfied throughout the day is very important.
It may seem like an easy option to grab a bag of chips from the vending machine, but that […]
Resist the urge to scratch and follow these tips instead…
Somehow, you’ve managed to make it through the entire summer without mosquito bites or tick bites, but you’ve recently noticed a large red bump on your leg following your hike from last weekend.
Most people who are treated for Lyme right away with three weeks of […]
The last few days of summer calls for backyard barbecues, day trips to the beach, sitting poolside, or hosting a barbecue, but all that time spent in the sun can actually be damaging to your skin.
Unprotected sun exposure is the number one cause of premature skin aging and skin cancer. Unfortunately, many people still don’t […]
Before your student athlete hits the court or the field, a big part in the preparation for the start of the season is by getting a sports physical.
Also known as a pre-participation physical, this physical is a comprehensive examination that focuses on specific medical conditions to ensure the athlete can play without risk of injury. […]
Poison ivy is the most common allergy in the United States, affecting about 50 million people every year. The rash from poison ivy is caused by an allergic reaction to urushiol, an oily substance in the leaves, stems and roots of poison ivy, through direct contact. Urushiol is also found in poison oak and poison […]