Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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5 Ways to Avoid the Flu this Season

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends several actions to fight the flu, especially during cold and flu season. Influenza, commonly referred to as the flu, can be deadly. People at high risk for developing complications associated with the flu include small children, older adults, pregnant women, and those with weakened immune systems or chronic diseases and illnesses. Below¬†are five common ways to avoid the flu this season. Though we’ve all heard these… Read More »

Ragweed Pollen and Fall Allergies

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As summer ends and fall appears, approximately 10-30% of Americans suffer from allergies. Among the most troublesome allergy is the fall pollen from plants associated with Ambrosia, commonly referred to as ragweed. Of the people who are allergic to pollen-producing plants, 75 percent are allergic to ragweed. Research shows that people with allergies to a specific type of pollen typically develop allergies to other pollens. Also, because ragweed is part of the Ambrosia family, people… Read More »

Children and Anxiety In The School Setting

Children and Anxiety

Whether its pressure to succeed or pressure by parents and peers, anxiety in the school setting can be troublesome to the student and educator. When a child is stressed, their ability to learn is compromised. Parents may become overwhelmed and the anxiety felt by the child becomes greater over time. It is important to understand anxiety and know how to help your child if they are impacted by the condition. Many children experience anxiety during… Read More »

Did You Grab Your Sunglasses Today?

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Most people use sunscreen when heading outdoors, but did you know that protecting your eyes from the sun is just as important as shielding your skin? Ultraviolet rays from the sun damage sensitive cells in and around the eyes. Experts have recommended sunglasses for decades, but not all pay attention to the claims. According to research, it is nearly impossible to isolate the exact amount of damage that ultraviolet radiation has on the eye for… Read More »

Why You Might Need a CAT Scan and How to Prepare for One

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A CAT scan or CT scan is a specialized x-ray procedure used to investigate and diagnose particular areas of the body. The most common CAT scan performed is of the head. Head scans may be used to check for tumors, diseases, bleeding, and other problems existing in the affected area. CT scans provide doctors with detailed information that helps diagnose a medical condition. Doctors order this diagnostic test to help identify a problem or provide… Read More »