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Category Archives: Health & Wellness

Let’s Stay Safe as We Travel on Vacation

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Safety suggestions for our next getaways. Now that summer is here, many of us may be getting ready to depart on vacation.  While traveling is undoubtedly fun and exciting, it’s important to remember that traveling in an unfamiliar place may also expose us to certain risks.  To ensure that we are taking care of ourselves,

Pool Safety Tips for Our Kids

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Here’s how we can better protect our children in the pool. Many of us mayhave plans to include the pool as recreation this summer.  While swimming and splashing around is a fun way to cool off, it’s important that we remember that playing in the pool may pose serious risks for our kids.  To help avoid accidents,

Essential Health Screenings to Schedule this Men’s Health Month

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Health screenings and tests that we suggest scheduling during Men’s Health Month. June is Men’s Health Month.  As the name suggests, this month encourages men to take better care of themselves.  To acknowledge the important message of this month, here are some health tests and screenings that we suggest to consider scheduling. Prostate Cancer Screening

Let’s Snack Smarter on Our Next Road Trip

mother and child sticking heads out of car window

Here are some suggestions for smarter road trip snacking. Summer is road trip season!  For those of us who are planning to embark on a driving vacation, packing snacks might not be the first thing on our minds.  However, keeping our passengers, especially children, well-fed is the best way to keep tensions at a minimum. 

These Indoor Plants Likely Improve Air Quality

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It’s highly possible we may be able to breathe better with the help of these houseplants. We all care about our loved ones, and the last thing that we want to do is expose them to dangerous pollutants in the air.  Fortunately, there are many common indoor plants that have air filtering capabilities.We’d like to

How We May be Able to Avoid Food Poisoning This Summer

woman cooking

Here are some food safety tips forthis summer. Every year, 48 million Americans fall ill after eating contaminated food.  Because summer is a popular time for outdoor dining, the risk for food poisoning is usuallyhigher during this season.  To ensure that we and our loved ones do not get sick this summer, here are some

Will You Please Join Us as We Observe World No Tobacco Day

close up of a lit cigarette

We are inviting you to join us to end the use of tobacco. Every May 31st, the World Health Organization (WHO) and its global partners recognize World No Tobacco Day.  This international campaign is meant to raise awareness of the harmful and deadly effects of tobacco and second-hand smoke.  The larger goal of this month is discouraging