health Archive

  • Keeping Cool: Tips for People and Pets

    Heat-related deaths and illness are preventable, yet annually many people succumb to extreme heat. Here are some tips for keeping cool during the extreme heat and also tips for keeping pets cooled down. Stay Cool Keep your body temperature cool to avoid heat-related illness. •Stay […]

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  • Managing Summer Heat, Traveling With Diabetes

    Summer is here, and so is vacation season. If you have diabetes, make plans to manage your disease while traveling so you can stay healthy and enjoy your trip. Getting out of the routine is part of the fun of traveling. But if you have […]

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  • Seasonal Flu : Key Facts about Influenza

    What is influenza (also called flu)? The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and lungs. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The best way to prevent the flu […]

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  • Antibiotics Aren’t Always the Answer

    Antibiotics do not fight infections caused by viruses like colds, most sore throats and bronchitis, and some ear infections. Unneeded antibiotics may lead to future antibiotic-resistant infections. Symptom relief might be the best treatment option. Dangers of Antibiotic Resistance   Did You Know? Antibiotic resistance […]

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  • Health & Safety for College Students

    College brings excitement, challenges, changes, risks, and responsibilities. Making friends, dating, being independent, and learning new things are rewarding, but they can also be stressful. It can be hard to deal with pressures related to lifestyle, appearance, drugs & alcohol, and sexual activity. Work these […]

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  • School Starts Soon—Is Your Child Fully Vaccinated?

    Making sure that children of all ages receive all their vaccinations on time is one of the most important things parents can do to ensure their children’s long-term health―as well as the health of friends, classmates, and others in the community. It’s true that some […]

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