How to Prevent and Treat Common Burn Injuries

How to Prevent and Treat Common Burn Injuries

Burn injuries are one of the leading causes of accidental injuries and death in the United States. In an effort to reduce these painful injuries, the American Burn Association names the first week of February Burn Awareness Week. This is a great time to increase your...
Chocolate: Good for the Heart and Soul

Chocolate: Good for the Heart and Soul

  Red, pink and white hearts are showing up everywhere, along with teddy bears, love notes and, of course, chocolate. Rich and indulgent, chocolate is usually considered bad for you, but certain kinds of chocolate may actually provide health benefits when consumed in...
Patient Safety: Our No.1 Priority

Patient Safety: Our No.1 Priority

When you visit the doctor or go to the hospital, you expect to receive treatment to improve your health. And this is what happens most of the time; doctors, nurses and other healthcare staff work hard to care for patients and provide excellent care. But healthcare is...
Pros of having a PCP

Pros of having a PCP

Where do you turn if you have a persistent cough, feel anxious or depressed, sprain your ankle or develop a rash? The best person to go to is your primary care physician or PCP. They can diagnose and treat a range of medical conditions and refer you to the proper...
How to Set Effective Goals to Reach a Healthy Weight

How to Set Effective Goals to Reach a Healthy Weight

It’s that time of year again—as the new year approaches, you may be one of the many people thinking about setting a New Year’s resolution. But how do you make your resolution goals attainable? It’s so easy to set grand goals at the start of the year, only to leave...
Holiday Hazards with Children

Holiday Hazards with Children

The holidays are a wonderful time of the year filled with family, friends, food, celebrations and, unfortunately, hazards. If you have a small child in your home, the holidays require extra vigilance to protect your family. Being proactive by learning about common...
Best You Yet

Best You Yet

It’s exciting to make New Year’s resolutions and imagine the possibilities of losing weight, getting in shape, reducing stress. Then comes the challenge of sticking with the resolution as January drags on, motivation slumps and things come up that distract us. Most of...
AIDS Awareness

AIDS Awareness

We’ve all heard of AIDS, but few of us know much about it. Understanding HIV and AIDS can help you be more supportive of people who have it and reduce your chances for becoming infected. Learn the basics about HIV/AIDS to raise your awareness about this infection.  ...
Importance of Knowing Your Family Health History

Importance of Knowing Your Family Health History

Living a healthy lifestyle brings to mind many things, like exercise, eating well and staying hydrated, but knowing your family tree might not be one of the first things you think of. However, creating a family health history is an important part of a healthy...
Bladder Health

Bladder Health

A healthy bladder is an important part of your overall health. This key part of the urinary system functions smoothly and efficiently most of the time, but there are things you can do to help your bladder stay healthy. Keep reading to learn more about bladder health....
American Diabetes Month

American Diabetes Month

Help raise awareness about diabetes during American Diabetes Month this November. Join with Americans across the country to increase awareness about the risk factors of diabetes and encourage people to make healthy lifestyle changes. Together we can fight this disease...
Tips for Healthy Lungs

Tips for Healthy Lungs

Lungs. We all need them to survive but often don’t pay much attention to them. Give your lungs a little love by learning about lung disease and tips for keeping your lungs healthy. Then make a positive change to help your lungs function at their best. The Importance...
Halloween Safety

Halloween Safety

The magic of Halloween is fun for kids of all ages: dressing up, trick-or-treating, attending parties or visiting a haunted house. But while kids may view it as all fun and games, parents often have safety concerns surrounding Halloween. From being out at night to...
Breast Cancer Awareness

Breast Cancer Awareness

Get ready for sweets, treats and learning! October is breast cancer awareness month, so kick things off by learning more about this common type of cancer. Facts about Breast Cancer Among American women, breast cancer is the second most common form of cancer, behind...
Childhood Obesity

Childhood Obesity

Obesity continues to be a problem in the United States, and not just among adults. Childhood obesity affects about one in five school-aged children. Learning more about obesity and how to prevent it can help as we work to improve the health of our children. What is...