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Is It Lyme Disease? Check Your Symptoms.

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 […]

By |August 13th, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Is It Lyme Disease? Check Your Symptoms.

Sun Safety Tips

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 […]

By |August 10th, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Sun Safety Tips

5 Conditions Checked for During a Sports Physical Exam

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. […]

By |August 9th, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on 5 Conditions Checked for During a Sports Physical Exam

Poison Ivy: Signs, Symptoms and Precautions

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 […]

By |July 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Poison Ivy: Signs, Symptoms and Precautions

Protect Yourself from Ticks and Mosquitos This Summer

Summertime brings many opportunities for outdoor activities. From camping and hiking to playing tag in the backyard, kids and adults alike can enjoy the warm weather. Make sure your family takes the following precautions to avoid missing outdoor fun due to mosquito and tick bites.

Before you go outside:

Use bug repellent on your skin and […]

By |June 27th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Protect Yourself from Ticks and Mosquitos This Summer

The Nose Knows When It Comes To Seasonal Allergies

When it comes to treating your seasonal allergies with home remedies, there’s usually more fiction than fact. There are healing claims about everything from apple cider vinegar to local bee pollen. The doctors at American Family Care understand that not everyone wants to grab a drug off of the pharmacy counter, but people want to […]

By |May 30th, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on The Nose Knows When It Comes To Seasonal Allergies

Is It A Cold or Allergies: A Worried Parent’s Guide

Life might be easier if kids came with an instruction book. Most parents usually have enough questions to fill one and it can be extra difficult when your child is looking to you for answers and you don’t have any. That is especially true when they don’t feel good. All they want is for you […]

By |May 21st, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Is It A Cold or Allergies: A Worried Parent’s Guide

Allergens Hiding in Your Home

Many allergy sufferers feel they are waging a battle with the great outdoors this spring season, trying to keep watery eyes, runny noses and itchy throats from keeping them down. But the truth is, allergies can be triggered just as much by allergens hiding inside your home as they can by the ones outdoors. Before […]

By |May 16th, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Allergens Hiding in Your Home

Allergy Alternative? A Little Exercise RX

When you have that miserable, stuffy, sneezy, stopped-up feeling from allergies, all you really feel like doing is climbing into bed or relaxing on the couch and taking whatever your doctor has prescribed. Probably the last thing on your mind is exercising! How can you run when you can’t breathe? How do you stretch when […]

By |May 8th, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Allergy Alternative? A Little Exercise RX

Treating Seasonal Allergies

As the blissful fragrance of the new season fills the air, the grass turns bright green and birds sing their cheerful tune, most of us will opt outside to reap the benefits of beautiful weather. However, for more than 50 million allergy sufferers in the U.S., seasonal triggers can put a real damper on the […]

By |May 1st, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Treating Seasonal Allergies
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