Healthy Halloween!

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Do you have a favorite Halloween candy? (Mine is KitKat). But too much of a good thing is, well, too much! A word of caution: don’t make Halloween an opportunity to binge on your favorite treats. Yo-yo sugar levels can cause havoc with your blood sugar. Too much junk food can lead to weight gain…. Read more »

A Word About Antibiotic Use

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) say, “Antibiotics can cure bacterial infections, but NOT viral infections. The common cold and the flu are viral infections, so avoid using antibiotics if you have one of these. Using antibiotics when they are not needed causes some bacteria to become resistant to the antibiotic, and therefore… Read more »

Tips to Stay Healthy this Fall

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With colder weather comes more opportunity of contracting upper respiratory illnesses like head and chest colds, and the flu. Take a few simple steps to help lessen your chances of getting ill this fall. Your best bet to avoid getting the flu is to get a flu vaccine. The earlier in the season you get… Read more »

Tips to Help Prevent Sports Injury in Children

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Now that school has begun, sports are in full swing. From football to field hockey and everything in between, today’s students participate in sports more now than ever before. Physical activity is good for body, mind and soul. However, with its benefits come disadvantages such as injury. Even though high-contact sports pose a greater risk… Read more »