e’re still on our SUMMER EXERCISE KICK and today let’s look at HIKING! If you’re already into hiking, that’s GREAT. If not, well, you don’t know what your missing! For starters, hiking is gentle on the joints. It’s as low-impact as every-day walking around, except that you’re walking with purpose. There are a lot of…

ummer is the season to get outside and move, and EXERCISE is our focus this Summer! Great weather is here, so what are you waiting for! Well, to kick off our summer Exercise Kick (pun intended…), let’s start with Biking (aka:Cycling)! Who didn’t ride a bike as a kid? It brings back fond memories: peddling…

ou may think of as one of those childhood illnesses that had been virtually eradicated  decades ago with the development of effective vaccinations. While this is largely true for many ‘classic’ (and terrible! ) childhood illnesses such as  polio, diphtheria, measles, mumps,  etc.,  Whooping Cough  (Pertussis), however,  has been a different story. It has been…

Take The Quiz! Knowing which vaccines you need is an important step toward protecting your health and that of your family, friends and coworkers.  Getting vaccines on time helps prevent illness before you’re exposed. Still, this can be easier said than done. There are so many factors to consider. Talk with your health care provider…

The Zika virus first came to national attention in 2016, prior to the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In the run up to the opening of the Olympics in August of that year, there were numerous reports of a new virus, Zika, that was spread by mosquitos. What was (and is) particularly alarming…

The Dog Days of Summer! I used to think that Dog Days of Summer meant that time of year that the days are so hot, dogs just listlessly lie around, panting in the heat. But in fact, this quaint term has more to do with ‘The Dog Star – Sirius’ and it’s position in the…

More and more people are asking themselves if the flu shot is really effect and worth getting. There’s confusion and conflicting information out there, both on the internet and by word of mouth. Everyone seems to have an opinion on the flu shot. Does it work? Can it actually give me the flu? A simple…

You wake up feeling a little run down. You might have a tingle in your nose. Then your eyes begin to water and you sneeze. You sneeze again. “Oh no…” you think to yourself – “I might be coming down with something…” Both the Common Cold (Rhinovirus) and Flu (Influenza) share many of the same…

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