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The Right Way to Wash Your Hands

If you grew up in a household where your mother wouldn’t let you sit at the dinner table without washing up, you’re not alone.  It’s always encouraged to wash your hands before you eat, but there are plenty of other times you should be washing your hands.
When to wash your hands
With constantly touching people, hard […]

By |October 22nd, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on The Right Way to Wash Your Hands

7 Ways to Avoid Catching the Flu

If you’re reading this, more than likely you have contracted a cold at some point every winter season.  If you skip your annual flu shot, you’re increasing your chances of catching that, too.  Aside from getting your annual flu shot and practicing good hygiene, there are a few ways you can cut your risk of […]

By |October 22nd, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on 7 Ways to Avoid Catching the Flu

Ways You’re Putting Yourself at Risk for the Flu

Whether you plan on getting your flu shot this year, you still need to take necessary steps to prevent getting sick or lessen your symptoms.  Going the extra mile to avoid getting the flu can be a hassle, but it will be worth it when you’re not missing days of work, bedridden.

The best way […]

By |September 18th, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Ways You’re Putting Yourself at Risk for the Flu

The Importance of Getting Tested for STDs

Your sexual health should always be a priority, but with September being Sexual Health Awareness Month, let’s get a better understanding of why STD testing is an important part of maintaining a healthy sex life.  

Knowing when to get tested and what to get tested for is the best way to protect you and your […]

By |September 18th, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on The Importance of Getting Tested for STDs

The Most Common College Move-in Injuries and How to Avoid Them

As a parent, sending your freshman off to the dorm rooms is a nerve-wracking experience: from seeing your child become a young adult to wondering how you plan on carrying their mini-fridge up three flights of stairs.

If you’re not being careful, moving can be a complete pain in the hide – figuratively and literally. […]

By |August 24th, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on The Most Common College Move-in Injuries and How to Avoid Them

Why Do I Need To Be Vaccinated?

Before vaccines were available, millions suffered from the aftermath of catching life-threatening diseases such influenza, measles, mumps, hepatitis B and C, and others.  Some of the effects of being infected included being paralyzed, having brain damage, and even death from vaccine-preventable diseases.

Since vaccines became available 50 years ago, they have become one of the most […]

By |August 24th, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Why Do I Need To Be Vaccinated?

How to Prepare for Your Study Abroad Program

While it feels like the semester just ended, if you’re planning to study abroad, now is the time to start preparing for your stays overseas.

Read on for our best tips on how to prepare for studying abroad!
Apply for a Passport and Visa
You must have a valid passport to travel overseas, even if it’s for a […]

By |July 25th, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on How to Prepare for Your Study Abroad Program

Sun Safety Tips

There’s nothing better than spending the rest of the summer lounging around, soaking in the sun’s rays sitting poolside or at the beach, but the harsh UV rays are no friend to your skin.

You won’t see the effects initially, but give it a few years, and you’ll notice wrinkles and age spots when it seems […]

By |July 25th, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Sun Safety Tips

Protect Yourself from Ticks and Mosquito’s This Summer

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 […]

By |July 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Protect Yourself from Ticks and Mosquito’s This Summer

Poison Ivy: Signs, Symptoms and Precautions

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 […]

By |June 27th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Poison Ivy: Signs, Symptoms and Precautions