Occupational Health refers to the many disciplines devoted to the safety and well-being of employees in the workplace, often concentrating on injury prevention. Even with solid practices in place, accidents do occur, and having an experienced occupational healthcare provider you trust can make all the difference. Workplace injuries can result in lost time, indemnity costs, […]
Flu season can pose a challenge of knowing what you can treat at home and what symptoms require treatment at a medical clinic. Symptoms of a cold can leave you feeling down on your luck, but it’s nothing a little bedrest can’t fix. But if you don’t treat your symptoms properly, of they’re getting worse […]
Did you know that every year, 1 in 6 Americans get sick from consuming contaminated food? Food poisoning, also called foodborne illness, can be life-threatening, and therefore, it is crucial to follow the CDC’s food safety guidelines when cooking.
Food Safety Tips
Wash your hands, surfaces you will be using to cook, utensils and cutting boards with […]
Sprains and strains are common injuries that share similar signs and symptoms, but involve different parts of the body.
Sprain: an injury to the ligaments, which connect the end of one bone to another
Strain: an injury to a muscle of tendon (which attaches muscle to bone)
Initial treatment for both injuries includes the RICE method: rest, ice, […]
Getting tested for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) is an important aspect of maintaining your sexual health. Lots of people have questions about why they should get tested regularly, even if they haven’t been sexually active in a while. But even if you haven’t had sex in w while, had sex recently, have had unprotected sex, […]
Head lice are tiny parasites that feed on blood from the scalp and reproduce by laying their eggs in the hair. According to the CDC, an estimated 6 million to 12 million infestations occur each year in the United States among children 3 to 11 years of age. Because lice spread easily through direct contact, […]
School is back in session, and we know that can mean (organized) chaos! It may be difficult to get your child fed and out the door in time, but it is crucial for development, both mentally and physically, that children receive proper nutrition throughout the school day. Breakfast keeps your child energized, full and ready […]
Summertime brings many opportunities for outdoor activities. From camping and hiking to playing tag in the backyard, kids and adults alike can enjoy the warm weather. Make sure your family takes the following precautions to avoid missing outdoor fun due to mosquito and tick bites.
Before you go outside:
Use bug repellent on your skin and […]
Poison ivy is the most common allergy in the United States, affecting about 50 million people every year. The rash from poison ivy is caused by an allergic reaction to urushiol, an oily substance in the leaves, stems and roots of poison ivy, through direct contact. Urushiol is also found in poison oak and poison […]
When it comes to treating your seasonal allergies with home remedies, there’s usually more fiction than fact. There are healing claims about everything from apple cider vinegar to local bee pollen. The doctors at American Family Care understand that not everyone wants to grab a drug off of the pharmacy counter, but people want to […]