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Back to School Health Checklist

With the close of Summer, August marks the start of the next school year. And in anticipation for the first day of school, there are a few things that first must be accomplished. You'll, of course, make your annual school supplies Target run. You might pick up a few fresh outfits. And you'll want to be sure to make the most of these last summer days. However, it is also important that you consider your children's health and preventative care as they enter a new grade. There are several ways to ensure their preparedness and start the year off right! Check out our checklist on your children's' back-to-school health! 9 Ways to Prepare Your Children for the Start of School. 1. Immunize. This is a significant step in ensuring the safety of your children and those they encounter. Vaccines have eradicated several deadly diseases, making our society far safer. So,
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4 Things You Need to Know About The 2019 Measles Outbreak

One of the most interesting health issues to resurface this year has been the Measles. Which is interesting because, in the year 2000, the United States was able to declare that the Measles had been eliminated. However, in these last six months, we have seen 1077 cases. A number that is still growing. The last time we saw these kinds of numbers was in 1992. Here is what you need to know about these recent outbreaks: 1. Over 26 states have reported a Measles breakout These states include: Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Mexico, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Tennessee, and Washington. 2. Small Community Centered Most of the reported breakouts include a small number of people affected; only a couple at a time. But the most significant reported amounts are in an
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Catching Up On Your Preventative Care

When we get sick in the winter, as much as we don’t like it, it’s the season that we expect to get sick. With the cold weather and more dreary environment, a scratchy throat or runny nose seems to come with the territory. But when Summer hits, that is not the time to get sick! Is there anything worse that feeling unwell on your summer vacation? Or is it going to be a beach with a stuffed up nose? One of the things that your healthcare provides for you is preventative care. There is no charge involved, and it does exactly what it says it does. It keeps you from getting sick. And while Summer doesn’t always make us think about going to the doctor, it is a great time to make sure that you are healthy. But what exactly is involved? Preventative care includes the following Immunizations and vaccines
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5 Tips For Your Healthiest Summer

With Summer here, its time to go out and have an adventure. It’s time to take a vacation! It’s time to live your best life!! And having that best life means not only being happy but being healthy. Here are five tips for your healthiest Summer. Its all about that water Our bodies need water to function! Keep your body happy and make sure that you are drinking plenty of water. If you are starting to feel a little bit hungry, that may be your first sign that you are dehydrated! Pick up a glass of water before your pick up a snack and see how you feel. Most likely, you’ll be more full and will feel better. Eat all the colors of the rainbow When eating its essential that your plate has a full spectrum of color to ensure that you are getting all of the vitamins, minerals, and
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Know Before You Go: Quick Tips to Take Before You Travel

As you plan your summer vacation, the last thing that you plan for is to get sick. However, studies have shown that around 15% of travelers experience some medical need during their travels. It can range from accidents or injuries surrounding their exciting plans or could be that they fall sick from some foreign bug. Either way, travelers that experience these type of medical needs often have some questions about how their medical needs will be paid for. So before you go on vacation, here are a few tips to make sure that your health has a priority. Call Your Health Provider One of the easiest ways to find out if your health provider will pay for out of the country health benefits is to ask them! Some health policies will provide a certain amount of health coverage, but many will make you pay out of pocket and then submit
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Summer Sun Skin: 5 Ways to Protect Your Skin This Summer

Summer brings so many good things for us! Time off from school, family vacations, beach trips, warm weather and lots and lots of sunshine! But while you are partaking in soaking up these rays, it is essential to think about how to protect your skin. Your skin can go through some severe damage during this season. So here are fives ways to protect your skin this summer! Drink Water When the temperatures rise your body sweats and lose hydration. On top of that, your skin is made up of 64% water. So when you are not drinking enough water, it can show! It can also lead to headaches and itchy patches on your skin. So it is essential that you are keeping your body well hydrated with eight glasses of water a day. Sun protection is key One of the most significant issues with too much sun exposure is skin
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