What to Know About Zika Virus

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While Zika virus remains rare in most areas of the United States, there are some important facts you should know in order to protect yourself and your family. How is Zika spread? Zika virus is spread primarily by mosquitoes that become infected through biting a person that is infected with the virus. Then, that mosquito […]

Back to School Health Tips

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Each new school year brings a plethora of new and exciting things to prepare for. While students are most concerned with new teachers and friends, parents have a lot to consider when thinking about the well-being of their child: allergies, germs, what the cafeteria is serving, if they are getting enough sleep; the list goes […]

10 Tips for a Safe Fourth of July

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Fourth of July weekend is finally here! And that means road trips, family get-togethers, BBQs, fun in the sun, and marvelous fireworks displays. However, each July 4th, thousands of people are injured while using fireworks. Despite the clear dangers, people often overlook the risks associated with using fireworks, which include burns and other injuries, fires, and […]

Debunking Some Common Health Myths

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When it comes to long-held misconceptions about our health, old habits are even harder to shake than a sinus infection. No matter how much we learn, we’d all rather follow grandma’s advice, or do simply what feels right, rather than verify if any of our long-held assumptions are correct. To quote Zackary Berger, M.D., “A […]

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