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Spring Allergies Treatment

Countless people experience a range of agonizing symptoms related to spring allergies. While many find relief from over-the-counter medications, others prefer a more natural approach. If allergies have left you feeling less than perfect, learn how to minimize symptoms with some targeted lifestyle changes. Things to Avoid When trying to fend of spring allergies, it’s important to avoid stimuli which 

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When to Get a Spring Sports Physical

As spring approaches, coaches and organizers start putting together schedules for upcoming sports. At the same time, parents begin making plans to haul their kids back and forth between games and practices. To make your spring athletics safer and more manageable, it’s important to get physicals out of the way as soon as possible. Why Get a Physical? Every child 

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How to Tell if You Have Lyme Disease?

Over the past few years, Lyme disease has become a growing problem in the northeastern part of the United States. To protect yourself and your family, it’s important to know the risks and symptoms of this serious infection. What Causes Lyme Disease? Caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi, Lyme disease is passed to humans from the bite of infected black-legged 

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Spring Sports Injuries

It’s not uncommon for kids to suffer injuries during athletic competition. While some require minor treatments, others demand quick care from emergency medical personnel. To make sure you are prepared for common mishaps associated with spring sports, here’s what you should know about the difference between an emergency and a non-life or limb threatening injury. What Qualifies as a non-life 

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Impetigo: Causes, Symptoms & Treatments

Typically affecting children, impetigo is a highly contagious skin infection that causes red sores on the face. While it’s usually not serious, the infection does require antibiotic medication to reduce the risk of transmission and prevent complications. Here’s what you should know about this common childhood ailment. What Causes it? Impetigo occurs when staphylococcus or streptococcus enter the body through 

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What the Color of Your Urine Can Tell You

While most of us pay little attention to our urine, it can actually give profound insight into the condition of our health. Here’s a helpful guide that gives insight into what causes urine to change color. • Yellow: Urine normally appears yellow or clear, depending on how hydrated we are. If you are dehydrated, your urine will become darker yellow. 

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OTC Medicine & What Parents Need to Know

Over-the-counter medications can be godsends for parents who are desperate to ease their children’s discomfort. Unfortunately, these medicines also come with serious risks, when parents fail to properly read warnings and directions. Before you give your child an OTC medication, read the following guidelines to avoid a serious medical emergency. Using over-the-counter medicines • Read the label and follow directions. 

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Freezing Temperatures: When Is It Unsafe to Be Outside?

While many people avoid cold weather, others are willing to brave the elements to run errands, keep up their fitness routines or enjoy some fun in the snow. Unfortunately, when people brave extreme temperatures, they can suffer serious complications related to hypothermia and frostbite. Before you make plans to venture outdoors during a cold snap, understand the risks. What is 

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Safe Ways to Shovel Snow

While most people regard snow shoveling as a tedious burden, few realize that it can also pose serious health risks including painful back injuries and fatal heart attacks. Intense physical exertion can be especially dangerous in cold temperatures, especially if you are overweight or out of shape. For this reason, it’s important consider the following guidelines when shoveling snow during 

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Does Hand Sanitizer Replace Soap & Water?

While hand sanitizers can reduce the amount of germs on our skin, they aren’t perfect. If you’ve been relying on these products as the exclusive means for keeping your hands clean, learn why you may be leaving yourself susceptible to illness. How Effective Are They? Alcohol-based hand sanitizers can be a useful resource when a sink and soap are nowhere 

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What Is RSV?

What Is RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus)? Whether you have a child in school whose health you need to worry about or have simply heard about the term while watching the news latel  Read More

How to Treat Cuts & Scrapes: What You Need to Know

Cuts and scrapes can happen, oftentimes all too easily. When they do, it’s important to know how to treat them properly to prevent an infection from developing and promote faster  Read More

RSV: What you need to know

Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection (RSV) is a very common virus that causes infection of the nose, throat and lungs. By the time most children reach the age of 2, they have alre  Read More

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