Unfortunately, once you have one, there’s not real cure to get rid of a cold. And once your symptoms have settled in, doing simple tasks become that much harder, and all you’ll want to do is lay in bed. While you have to let your cold run its course, there are a few tried and […]
Occupational Health refers to the many disciplines devoted to the safety and well-being of employees in the workplace, often concentrating on injury prevention. Even with solid practices in place, accidents do occur, and having an experienced occupational healthcare provider you trust can make all the difference. Workplace injuries can result in lost time, indemnity costs, […]
New England falls bring the beauty of foliage, but it also brings the dreaded flu season. While getting sick isn’t always avoidable, there are a few steps you can take to ensure you’re prepared to fight off cold and flu viruses. Let’s take a look at a few simple steps you can take to protect […]
Did you know that the family is the most important social influence for physical activity? Research shows that children of active parents are 5.8 times more likely to engage in physical activity on a regular basis.
Today, most children do not meet the recommended amount of daily exercise, which is crucial to healthy growth and development.
This time of the year is extremely exciting for incoming college freshmen. Move-in day is a crazy, hectic, emotional and crazy time and it is one the whole family will remember. However, you do not want to remember this as the day you slipped a disk in your back picking up a bed.
Here are a few tips […]
Childhood vaccinations have been a hot topic issue lately but knowing the facts should be your first focus. Many parents are unsure of why vaccinations are so important, how they can affect your child, and how to go about getting their child vaccinated. These are a few of the most important pieces of information you […]
Summertime brings many opportunities for outdoor activities. From camping and hiking to playing tag in the backyard, kids and adults alike can enjoy the warm weather. Make sure your family takes the following precautions to avoid missing outdoor fun due to mosquito and tick bites.
Before you go outside:
Use bug repellent on your skin and clothing.
The CDC recommends […]
Poison ivy is the most common allergy in the United States, affecting about 50 million people every year. The rash from poison ivy is caused by an allergic reaction to urushiol, an oily substance in the leaves, stems and roots of poison ivy, through direct contact. Urushiol is also found in poison oak and poison […]
When it comes to treating your seasonal allergies with home remedies, there’s usually more fiction than fact. There are healing claims about everything from apple cider vinegar to local bee pollen. The doctors at American Family Care understand that not everyone wants to grab a drug off of the pharmacy counter, but people want to […]
Life might be easier if kids came with an instruction book. Most parents usually have enough questions to fill one and it can be extra difficult when your child is looking to you for answers and you don’t have any. That is especially true when they don’t feel good. All they want is for you […]