Month: August 2018

Is It a Sprain or a Strain?

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 …

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5 Reasons to Get Tested for STDs

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,  …

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Help Prevent the Spread of Lice

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, …

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Go Back-to-School with a Healthy Breakfast

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 …

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