A healthy start to the new school year

Backpacks, school supplies, shoes, clothes—most families’ back-to-school checklists are extensive. Don’t forget to consider a trip to the doctor and updated vaccines to ensure your child has a healthy start to the new school year. These exams are required for new and returning students: Physicals: Children must get physicals for kindergarten and sixth grade. Dental…
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Immunizations are an important part of your health

Staying up to date on immunizations can save you and your family’s lives. Ruth Carrico, Ph.D., R.N., with the UofL Physicians Vaccine & International Travel Center, said, “In fact, immunization is second only to clean water in terms of its importance to overall health.” According to the Center for Disease Control immunizations protect against nearly…
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Any day is a good day to quit smoking

Most people know that smoking is bad for them, but it seems as though few know how to quit. The key to successfully quitting smoking is being prepared. The following tips are from Smokefree.gov. Pick a Quit Date When it comes to choosing a quit date, sooner is always better than later.  Avoid picking a day…
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Keep your glass half full

Water and hydration always seem to be a hot topic when our summers days get warmer. Learn how you can stay hydrated and healthy with these tips.         Signs of dehydration: Feeling thirsty. It’s important to point out that once you are thirsty, you are already dehydrated. Fatigue, low energy or feeling…
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