Health Matters

  • It’s cold and flu season: How are you protecting yourself?

    MAR 12, 2020

     It’s cold and flu season. Do you know how best to protect yourself and your family? Use this guide to help prevent and stop the spread of colds, flu, and coronavirus.

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  • Toddler-Proofing Tips: A Home Safety Checklist

    JUL 06, 2018

    Parenting a toddler is full of challenges, some of which may feel quite different from the ones you experienced when your child was a newborn or infant. One of these is likely the task of toddler-proofing your home. It's vital to make sure your home environment is safe and secure because your child is now mobile, curious, and ready to explore.

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    Posted in Family Health, Article
  • Which SPF Is Best?

    JUN 29, 2018

    According to dermatologists, one of the best ways to protect your skin from sun damage is to wear a sunscreen with a minimum sun protection factor (SPF of 30 and broad-spectrum protection. But not all sunscreens are created equal, and which SPF is best will depend on several different factors, as well as personal choice.

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  • How to Beat Heat Exhaustion and Prevent Heat Stroke

    JUN 19, 2018

    Heat exhaustion is a frequent cause of summertime health complications, and you may have experienced its symptoms in the past. Because the body has to maintain a very narrow range of internal core temperature, it's not uncommon for people to experience heat-related illnesses, especially in the warmer months when the body's internal thermostat (thermoregulatory mechanism gets overburdened.

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  • Generic vs. Brand-Name Drugs: What's the Difference?

    JUN 14, 2018

    In 2017, pharmacies in the United States filled over four billion prescriptions. Of those prescriptions, nine out of every 10 were for generic medications. Generic drugs are developed to provide the same benefits as existing brand-name medications. They match brand-name drugs in several characteristics, including dosage form, strength, safety, and performance characteristics. So, what's the difference when it comes to generic vs. brand-name drugs?

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    Posted in Family Health, Article
  • How Important Is Breakfast, Really?

    APR 22, 2018

    For years, we've heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. That's great if you wake up hungry, but not so great if you don't have a morning appetite. Have you ever thought, "How important is breakfast, really, and what happens if I don't eat it?"

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    Posted in Family Health, Article