• Wellness Awareness

    Washing your hands prevents illness during cold and flu season


    During cold and flu season, it’s important to remember that germs are everywhere. Washing your hands frequently and properly is the best way to reduce the number of microbes on your hands and prevent the spread of illness.

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    10 signs you may have hearing loss


    Hearing loss is the third most common health problem in the United States, afflicting about 48 million people. Unfortunately, many of the factors that can impact your auditory health — such as age, illness and genetics — are largely beyond your control.

  • Wellness Awareness

    Watch for these signs for food allergies


    Food allergies occur when the immune system reacts to specific foods eaten. For those who may have a food allergy, it’s important to contact a healthcare provider for testing and evaluation.

  • Wellness Awareness

    3 mosquito-borne illnesses and how you can prevent bites


    You may not pay much attention to mosquitoes until you or your child gets bitten by one, but there are plenty of reasons to try your best to prevent these itchy bites.

  • Wellness Awareness

    First aid tips for wound care


    Do you know the appropriate actions to take when someone has a cut, scrape or wound? Understanding wound care can help healing, recovery and prevent infection. 

  • Wellness Awareness

    7 tips for relieving spring allergy symptoms


    If you suffer from seasonal allergies, they probably tend to affect you the most during the spring, when trees, grasses and weeds all release pollen into the air. While there’s no cure for seasonal allergies, knowing the causes can help you manage your symptoms.

  • Wellness Awareness

    What are the signs of Parkinson's disease?


    Mohammad Ali. Michael J. Fox. Johnny Cash. Estelle Getty. Charles Schultz. What do all of these celebrities have in common? They all have or had Parkinson’s disease.

  • Wellness Awareness

    Foods to eat (and foods to avoid) when you have the flu


    Let's face it: When you're sick with the flu, eating might not seem like an appealing idea. But your body needs nutrients and calories during illness more than ever. Good nutrition boosts your immune system, helping it fight the virus. You don't have to eat a lot, but the right foods can make all the difference in your recovery.

  • Wellness Awareness

    Kidney stones: What causes them and how they can be prevented


    Passing a kidney stone is a painful experience many have likened to childbirth. Although it is possible to have a kidney stone and not experience any symptoms, it is rare.

  • Wellness Awareness

    What causes bad breath?


    When your friend offers you a stick of gum, are they simply trying to be nice, or could they be trying to let you know your breath could use some freshening?

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