Get to Know the ABC’s of Diabetes

Learn the ABC's of Diabetes and maintain your health!

Do you know your ABCs? Knowing the ABCs of your diabetes can lower your risk of developing heart disease and stroke.  Your ABCs are an easy way to remember the important issues related to your diabetes and help focus your visit with your physician. A is for A1c Your A1c level shows your average blood [...]

6 Tips for Prom Night Safety

Tips for keeping your teen safe on prom night

Summer is almost here!  Flowers are blooming, baseball season is in full swing and for many teenagers, the excitement of prom is here. Your teen may be excited, but you, on the other hand, may be nervous.  Parent’s biggest prom worries are the risky behaviors associated with proms, most specifically driving under the influence of alcohol [...]

Get Kids Outdoors for Good Health!

Get your kids outdoors for better health!

Do your kids a favor. Pry them away from their TV, video games, computers, and smart phones – forcefully, if necessary. Ignore their yelling and sarcasm. With the weather bright and warm, there’s no excuse for staying indoors. Simply being outdoors is the current cure-all for all that ails kids and the preventative antidote for [...]

De-Stress During April, Stress Awareness Month

Dangers of Snow Shoveling

Dangers of Snow Shoveling

Winter is in full swing and while we’ve been relatively lucky so far, the next big snow storm could be right around the corner. Snow shoveling is an underrated cause of winter health risks. A recent study published in an Emergency Medicine journal demonstrated that between 1990 and 2006 over 195,000 Americans were treated in emergency [...]

Holiday Toy Safety Tips

Holiday Toy Safety Tips

The holidays are upon us and that means lots of gift buying for loved ones. If you have a lot of kids on your list, it’s important to keep in mind these toy safety tips to ensure a safe and healthy holiday season for everyone! Check and follow age guidance and other safety information on [...]

Get the Facts About HIV Testing!

December 1st is World AIDS Day! Join the fight against AIDS by staying informed and getting tested!

December 1st is World AIDS Day, an annual event aimed to unite the world in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Let’s make the next generation AIDS-free by getting tested and taking precautions to avoid contracting the virus. Find out why getting tested is so important!    To learn more about HIV/AIDS basics and what you need [...]

Care for the Caregiver: Finding a Balance

Being a caregiver for someone with a serious illness means being able to find a balance and take care of yourself too.

Being a caregiver of someone with a serious illness or disease is a test in balance.  It’s important for you to take care of yourself so you can take care of your loved one. During National Family Caregivers’ Month, organizations like the National Family Caregivers Association strive to raise awareness and give support to those looking [...]

Quit Smoking TODAY! The Great American Smokeout

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November 15, 2012 could be the start of a new, healthy lifestyle for thousands of smokers; it marks the American Cancer Society’s 37th Great American Smokeout! 43.8 million Americans smoke cigarettes, while the death toll from cigarette and tobacco related illnesses and disease is on the rise. If you’re still smoking, find out why today [...]

Breast Cancer Awareness: Mammography… It Can Save Your Life!

Mammography - It Can Save Your Life!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Mammography is a critical tool in the fight against breast cancer. Learn about the different types of mammography and how a mammogram can detect breast cancer early and potentially save your life! Screening Mammography: Usually involving two x-ray images of each breast, the screening mammography is used to check [...]