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As you’re making your lists and checking them twice this holiday season, don’t forget to add getting your flu shot. Peak flu season runs from December through February. It is estimated that 5-20% of the population will get the flu this year leading to 200,000 hospitalizations due to complications from the flu virus. What’s more, 3000-49000 people die each year from the flu, making it one of the deadliest viruses around. The CDC recommends that everyone over 6 months old get an annual flu shot. This recommendation has been in place since 2010 when the CDC voted for “universal” flu vaccinations.

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]In 2015, 30.3 million Americans, or 9.4% of the population, had diabetes, a treatable, but yet uncurable disease that affects the way your body regulates blood sugar. There are two main types of diabetes, Type 1 and Type 2. People with Type 1 diabetes don’t produce insulin whereas people with Type 2 diabetes don’t respond to insulin as well as they should. In type 1 diabetes, your immune system mistakes your body’s own healthy cells as foreign invaders. The immune system attacks and destroys the insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas. After these beta cells are destroyed, the body is unable

Pumpkin spice lattes and Halloween candy aren’t the only things October is known for. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The month of October is dedicated to educating women about early detection of breast cancer. Studies show that the earlier breast cancer is diagnosed, the easier it can be to treat. While your OBGYN may do a breast exam during your annual visit, the only real expert on your body is you, especially if you are performing regular self-breast exams. Performing regular self-breast exams will help you get familiar with your breasts and to know what is normal and what isn’t. If

National Women’s Health & Fitness Day is observed on the last Wednesday in September. It is the nation’s largest annual health promotion event for women of all ages. More than 500 groups across the country will host women’s health and fitness events at senior centers, hospitals, health clubs, park and recreation districts, local health and service organizations, schools, retirement communities, houses of worship, and other community locations. An estimated 50,000 to 75,000 women of all ages are expected to participate in these local activities. Activities will be noncompetitive and may include walking events, exercise demonstrations, health screenings, and health information workshops. As

While you are out buying your children’s school supplies you are likely to see hand sanitizer, wet wipes, and Kleenex on the list. As you can imagine, just one child with a cold in a room of 20 children can spread the disease quickly. While hand sanitizer, wet wipes, and Kleenex help reduce the spread, reviewing basic hygiene with your children as they start the new school year is a good idea. Here are some tips to share with your children. Wash your hands with soap and water whenever possible. Hand sanitizer is an alcohol-based gel that kills germs

While you gather with friends and family this July 4th to grill some burgers or hang out by the pool, take some time to talk to your kids about firework safety. In 2013, fireworks caused an estimated 15,600 reported fires in the U.S., including 1,400 structure fires, 200 vehicle fires, and 14,000 outside and other fires. These fires resulted in an estimated 30 injuries and $21 million in direct property damage, with no reported fire deaths. Most fireworks deaths and injuries occur without fires. More than one-quarter of fires started by fireworks in 2009-2013 were reported on July 4th. Almost half

Father’s Day is June 17th. What better way to show the father’s in your life that you care than to remind them to get their annual check-up? According to the Centers for Disease Control, women are 100% more likely to visit the doctor for annual examinations and preventative services than men, yet men die at higher rates than women for 9 of the top 10 causes of death. In 1920 women lived on average 1 year longer than men. Today, men die 5 years earlier than women. Men’s health issues don’t affect only men; they have a significant impact on everyone

The school year is drawing to a close, and many families are planning their summer vacations.  Wherever your vacation plans take you, the beach, a theme park or enjoying time outside close to home, the sun is everywhere, and proper precautions need to be taken by every member of your family. Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun is the main cause of skin cancer. UV damage can also cause wrinkles and blotches or spots on your skin. The good news is that skin cancer can be prevented, and

It’s hard to believe that April is here already, bringing with it not only “April Showers,” but for some of us, allergies. That yellow dust that covers your car is pollen which can have you reaching for the Benadryl. If you suffer from allergies, here are six things you can try to help you cope with your allergies this spring. Reduce your exposure. The best thing to do regardless of what you are allergic to is to avoid the things that set off your allergy symptoms.  Stay indoors as much as possible on dry, windy days when pollen is more likely

If you have high blood pressure and a cold, stop before you reach for the cold medicine.  Many over-the-counter cold remedies can be dangerous for people with high blood pressure because most of them contain decongestants and NSAIDs. NSAIDs are used to reduce pain and decongestants help clear your stuffy nose, but these two substances can pose the most significant risk to those of us with high blood pressure.  Decongestants are designed to narrow the blood vessels in your nose and reduce swelling, which is excellent for your stuffy nose, but not so great for the rest of your body.  By