With the fall sports season quickly approaching, it is time to get a sports physical for your child. Most programs require a student to complete a physical before they can participate in a sport. There are two main aspects of sports physicals: medical history and physical examination. These physicals measure if a child is physically […]
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 […]
Did you know that the adult body is comprised of about 60% water? Proper hydration is essential for our overall good health. The water we drink optimizes blood pressure, regulates body temperature, lubricates joints, moves waste out of the body, aids in digestion. Not drinking enough water is a major risk for dehydration, especially during […]
While tick bites are possible all year, they are more active during the spring and summer, into early fall. This year, more ticks have been reported and sent for testing, and more ticks are testing positive for an infection that can cause Lyme disease. The Lone Star tick, which can cause an allergy to red […]
Do you often find yourself with debilitating headaches? You may be suffering from migraines or other types of headaches, which can affect your sensitivity to elements like light and sound as well as your ability to move or sit still comfortably. Recognizing different types of headaches as well as their symptoms are critical to receiving […]
Depending on your field, you may be required to take periodic physical examinations to maintain certifications that are key to your employment. Jobs in healthcare, transportation, government and public service and the military often require physicals to ensure that you can perform the duties of the job safely, and will need to be performed depending […]
The possibility of stroke increases as you age, especially if you have a family history or have certain risk factors that apply to your lifestyle. Luckily, there are ways you can reduce the possibility of suffering from a stroke by making certain changes to your wellness and routine. If you are interested in reducing your […]
Seasonal allergies, like other types of allergies, develop when the body’s immune system overreacts to something in the environment, usually during spring, summer or fall when certain plants pollinate.
Symptoms include itchy eyes, sneezing, nasal congestion, and wheezing. Seasonal allergies affect millions of people in the U.S. The Centers for Disease Control estimate that 19.9 million […]
Asthma is a condition in which a person’s airways become inflamed, narrow, and swell, producing extra mucus, which makes it difficult to breath. Asthma affects millions of Americans in the United States and leads to a variety of uncomfortable symptoms and other debilitating health effects including asthma attacks.
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), […]
Millions of Americans in the U.S are uninsured even though federal law requires adults to have health insurance. The Kaiser Family Foundation estimates that nearly 27 million people across the country don’t have insurance. So if you don’t currently have insurance what can you do to get medical care?
Many people don’t have insurance as they […]