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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 […]

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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

How to Treat Sunburn

The summer months bring bouts of fun outdoor activities from swimming, bike riding, hiking, and even a trip to an amusement park!  But planning on spending time out in the hot summer sun might lead to a case of sunburn if you neglected to apply sunscreen before heading out of the house.

To help heal and […]

By |June 25th, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on How to Treat Sunburn

What’s the Difference Between Sprains and Strains?

Sprains and strains are common injuries that can happen in the work place, on the field or court, or even just at home.  If you ever tried to define the difference between sprains and strains, you probably couldn’t tell the difference between the two.
There is a key difference between the two:

A sprain is an […]

By |June 25th, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on What’s the Difference Between Sprains and Strains?

‘Tis the SneezeOn!

Your eyes feel itchy, your nose is stuffy, and you’re finding yourself constantly reaching for a tissue.  If this happens during the same time every year, you might be suffering from seasonal allergies.
An allergy is what happens when your immune system overreacts to something that is harmless, sending your body into a frenzy.

Some common allergens […]

By |April 20th, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on ‘Tis the SneezeOn!

How Seasonal Allergies Can Affect Your Sports Performance

No matter how hard you trained off-season, pollen season can knock you out before game time even starts.
The spring season is known to leave millions miserable for weeks at a time, and athletes who play outdoor sports are some of the main victims.

Some athletes cannot wait grab their baseball mitts or their lacrosse sticks, while […]

By |April 20th, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on How Seasonal Allergies Can Affect Your Sports Performance