• Wellness Awareness

    How does music affect your health?


    We all know that music can have a profound effect on us emotionally. A rousing fight song can inspire an athlete for the big game. A series of just a few notes in a symphonic movement can inspire us to tears. A familiar tune on the radio can instantly transport us back to memories of years gone by. What many of us don’t know, however, is that music can do more than provoke our emotions. Music can have a positive effect on us on the cellular level. 

  • Wellness Awareness

    Know when to choose primary care, urgent care or the ER


    When it’s 9:00 p.m. Friday and that nagging cough is getting worse, it’s hard to know what to do. Go to the emergency room? Wait for your doctor’s office to open on Monday? Find an urgent care center nearby?

    Here is a quick guide to get you going in the right direction.

  • Wellness Awareness

    Protecting Your Knees and Treating Knee Arthritis


    While the knee is the MVP joint of the body, it can begin to wear out over time if protective measures aren’t taken. 

  • Wellness Awareness

    5 Ways to Build Stress Resilience


    Is it possible to escape stress?

    Many of us daydream about how we could avoid stress in our daily lives: by dropping everything and moving to Hawaii, or perhaps by winning the lottery, never to work another day in our lives. But the fact is, stress is inevitable. No matter whether you’re on a beach in Hawaii or sitting at your desk at work, stress happens.

  • Wellness Awareness

    Wellness begins with knowing your health numbers


    Blood pressure, heart rate and body mass measurements are more than numbers on a screen. They tell an important story about a person’s overall health and well-being. The numbers also give warning signs of potential health risks.

  • 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.

  • Wellness Awareness

    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. 

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