Lice are a type of parasitic insect that feed on blood and use animals or people as their host. Lice live in the hair of their host. This can include the hair on your scalp, eyebrows, eyelashes, and pubic hair. Lice multiply quickly and spread easily from one person to another. That means that when […]
Are you getting ready to travel home or on vacation for the holidays? Before you pack your bags and head for the airport, make sure you take steps to stay healthy and maintain your hygiene as the temperatures drop and you go through the stresses of the holiday season.
Regularly Wash Your Hands Throughout the Day
Thanksgiving is a great day to get your entire family together to give thanks and catch up on what’s been going on in everyone’s lives. You’ll have a chance to relax, watch a few football games and enjoy a hearty meal. However, there is a critical moment in your Thanksgiving festivities that can be filled […]
Fall is in full swing, which can take some time for you to adjust to as the temperatures fluctuate and the weather goes from sunny and warm to rainy and cold on a day-to-day basis. Two illnesses that increase in popularity during this time of year are the cold and flu, caused by highly contagious […]
The common cold has several symptoms that can make you uncomfortable, affecting your eyes, ears, nose, and throat. The virus peaks in popularity due to drier air and colder weather, as well as spending more time in close proximity with other people. This is why you see a dramatic uptick in colds and coughs in […]
The beginning of flu season brings along with it many questions about flu shots: when to get them, how long are they good for, is the shot from last year still effective. Flu season lasts from the beginning of fall through the late spring, peaking around mid-winter. The flu shot is the most effective way […]
It’s almost inevitable: as soon as your children are back in school and surrounded by children their own age for the first time since the early summer, someone is bound to come down with a cold, flu or other bug. Soon it will make its way through your home, leaving at least one member of […]
It is the peak of summer & it is hot outside! I know most of us can’t wait to get outside and enjoy the nice weather. However, you must be aware of dehydrating in this heat! Did you know our bodies consist of 60% water? More than half of us is made up of liquids. […]
Summertime is one of the best seasons of the year! It is very common for us to just want to run outside and spend time in the sun and enjoy its rays. However, did you know almost over 70% of adults and children report that they have gotten a sunburn at least once last summer? […]
Binge drinking is something that’s become a growing problem in our society. It’s become normalized among many age groups and demographics. This activity that’s portrayed as fun and harmless is much more dangerous than you realize.
What is Binge Drinking?
Binge drinking is drinking copious amounts of alcohol in a short period. For women, more than eight […]