A Survival Guide to Spring Allergy Season

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Allergy season is coming and allergy sufferers will be experiencing itchy eyes and stuffy noses. Here is a Spring allergy guide, with strategies to help you get through it. If you have allergy signs, like sneezing, runny nose and watery eyes, go to your doctor. Your doctor may order medications to help you feel better…. Read more »

Thanksgiving – Turkey Basics

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Turkey Basics: Safely Thaw, Prepare, Stuff, and Cook When preparing a turkey, be aware of the four main safety issues: thawing, preparing, stuffing, and cooking to the adequate temperature. Safe Thawing Refrigerator Thawing Times A thawed turkey can remain in the refrigerator for 1 or 2 days before cooking. 4 to 12 pounds — 1… Read more »

Seasonal Affective Disorder

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What is Seasonal Affective Disorder? Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression related to changes in seasons — SAD begins and ends at about the same times every year. If you’re like most people with SAD, your symptoms start in the fall and continue into the winter months, sapping your energy and making… Read more »

Help Your Children Get Healthy Habits

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HELPING CHILDREN HAVE HEALTHY HABITS Encourage them to think about making good choices, for food they eat and exercises. Be a good role model: none of us are prefect, and we don’t have to be prefect all the time, but if our children see us trying to eat right and getting good physical activity-you’ll send… Read more »

Healthy Living: 10 Health Tips for Senior’s

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Written By Nicole Babington Healthy Living: 10 Health Tips for Senior’s Just because you’re getting older, doesn’t mean you can’t still look and feel great! In fact, these days there are so many things you can do to keep yourself healthy, even into your later years. This day in age there are more people living… Read more »

Levels of Care

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Levels of Care There are numerous levels of care and services that are available. Hospitals, Long Term Acute Care Facilities A hospital is an institution for the treatment, care, and cure of the sick and wounded, for the study of disease, and is usually for a very short length of stay 3-5 days. Long term… Read more »

Summer Safety – Tips for Kids

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The final school bell has rung, the pencils and notebooks are packed away and the kids are ready for some summer fun! Children love the hot summer months, because they provide the perfect opportunity to spend lots of time outside. Whether it’s swimming in the pool, hiking through the woods, taking long walks, or going… Read more »

Summer Safety – Grilling/Weather/Lightning

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Grilling Don’t leave food unattended The grill should be placed away from the home, definitely not next to the outside of the home and away from overhangs and branches Keep a fire extinguisher nearby and or a spray bottle of water nearby for flare ups Clean your grill regularly, grease and fat from foods are… Read more »

Summer Safety – Bug Bites/Ticks/Poison Ivy

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Planning to spend time outside means planning to spray yourself and your kids with insect repellent — repellents don’t kill insects, but they can help reduce bites from mosquitoes, ticks, fleas and other bothersome bugs. There are different types of repellents: Use insect repellents containing DEET on kids sparingly. Never use repellent on As we… Read more »

Summer Safety – Heat/Hydration/Sun Safety

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Muscle cramping might be the first sign of heat-related illness, and may lead to heat exhaustion or stroke. Symptoms — Heat Exhaustion — May Include: Heavy Sweating Weakness Fainting, Fatigue And Cramps Cold, Pale, And Clammy Skin, Feeling Thirsty Fast, Weak Pulse Nausea Or Vomiting What You Should Do: Move to a cooler location. Lie… Read more »