Posts Categorized: Family

Don’t let ticks drain the fun out of summer

Bugs can be more than just an annoyance, they can make you sick—especially ticks. Ticks typically feed on birds, reptiles, amphibians and mammals. The highest risk of human infection, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is greatest in late spring and summer. While Lyme disease, is most commonly associated with ticks, there…
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Did you hear that?

Are you able to hear the punch line of the joke while in a group of people? Can you hear others on the opposite side of the dinner table? What about the actor’s lines during the play, did you hear those? We call your attention to this because hearing is essential. It’s essential in our…
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Start asking about infertility

Infertility is more common than people realize and it is estimated that one in seven women will experience difficulty in conceiving. There is more public awareness of fertility issues that can affect women and men, as well as, there is a growing number of resources that women and men can now seek out for fertility…
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Childhood obesity—A medical concern

Childhood obesity is a growing medical concern. In fact, one out of every three children is considered overweight or obese. And the number of overweight and obese children has nearly tripled in the past 30 years. An overweight child has a body mass index (called BMI) greater than the 85 percentile for age while an…
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Be seen this Halloween

Twice as many children die as a result of being hit by a car on Halloween than any other day of the year. Now, that’s a scary statistic. Here are some tips to keep everyone safe and the roads a little less scary this Halloween.   For more Halloween safety tips, visit www.safekids.org.