Seasonal Safety Tips

When spending long periods outdoors, remember to Slip, Slop, Slap, and Wrap Slip on a shirt The tighter the weave the better. The material should be comfortable but you should not be able to see through the fabric. Slap on a hat Wear a wide brimmed hat that shades...

Complications of DVT

What is Venous Thromboembolism? Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism (DVT/PE) are often underdiagnosed and serious, but preventable medical conditions. Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a medical condition that occurs when a blood clot forms in a deep vein. These...

Prepare for Spring Weather

Spring weather can be unpredictable. When severe weather hits unexpectedly, the risk of injury and weather-related death increases, so planning makes sense. Prepare for storms, floods, and tornadoes as if you know in advance they are coming, because in the spring,...

Stay Healthy and Safe on Spring Break

No matter where you travel for spring break, here are CDC’s top 5 tips to help you have a safer and healthier spring break. 1. Stay up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines as well as all routine vaccines. CDC recommends making sure you are up to date with your COVID-19...

Protect Your Baby with Immunization

Why Vaccinate On-time vaccination throughout childhood is essential because it helps provide immunity before children are exposed to potentially life-threatening diseases. Vaccines are tested to ensure that they are safe and effective for children to receive at the...

What Is Mental Health?

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and...

High Cholesterol: Understand Your Risks

About 38% of American adults have high cholesterol (total blood cholesterol ≥ 200 mg/dL).1 Too much cholesterol puts you at risk for heart disease and stroke, two leading causes of death in the United States. High cholesterol has no signs or symptoms, so the only way...

High Blood Pressure – Treatment

For most people with high blood pressure, a doctor will develop a treatment plan that may include heart-healthy lifestyle changes alone or with medicines. A risk calculator can help your doctor estimate your risk of complications and choose the right treatment. A...

Get Smart About Antibiotics | Sore Throat

Sore Throat Is it painful to swallow? Or is your throat scratchy? You likely have a sore throat that’s caused by a virus. Most sore throats, except for strep throat, do not need antibiotics. Causes Causes of sore throat include: Viruses, like those that...