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Are You Ready for Fall Allergies This Year?

In mid-August, ragweed levels begin to rise and cause the start of fall allergies. If you have fall allergies, you may experience itchy eyes, itchy nose, sneezing, runny nose, nasal congestion, headaches, ear itching or popping, post-nasal drip and throat irritation.1 With COVID-19 having some similar symptoms, it’s important to have a preventative allergy plan […]

Ways to Get Ahead of Your Health

Did you know that chronic diseases, such as heart disease and diabetes, are often preventable?1 It’s important to stay ahead of your health and work to prevent these diseases. This can include lifestyle changes, early detection of any issues, and ongoing management of any health issues you may be experiencing. See below for some additional […]

Is stress or anxiety impacting you more than usual lately? Here are a few tips for ways to boost your mental health.

Our mental health is an important part of our overall health and well-being.1 While stress and anxiety are normal, it’s important to keep an eye on your mental health to make sure you are not getting burnt out, overwhelmed, or even developing a mental illness. Making sure you are incorporating ways to boost your mental […]

Why is it more important than ever to get a flu shot?

Last year, only 45% of American adults received a flu shot.1 This may seem low given that an annual seasonal flu vaccine is the best way to help protect against flu. However, there are many misconceptions surrounding the flu vaccine. It’s important to know that the flu vaccine cannot cause flu illness. There are different […]

Have a new prescription? Here are 6 questions you should be asking your doctor.

Getting a new prescription from your doctor is typically met with acceptance. However, to get the most out of your time with the doctor and your new medication, take some time to ask a few important questions recommended by WebMD. These can help you learn more about the medication, how to properly take it, and […]

Tools to calm our coronavirus anxiety

As we slowly make our way through the COVID-19 pandemic, we also face another condition that acts like a virus: anxiety. Not one of us is a stranger to the panic and stress caused by the COVID-19 pandemic as we collectively struggle with seemingly unanswerable questions like: How long will this last? Will my family […]

What you should know about the coronavirus

Updated on April 28, 2020 As the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) dominates news headlines, it’s natural to feel afraid or anxious. The situation is rapidly changing and the healthcare community is still learning how coronavirus spreads, how severe it is, who is most at risk and how it will affect our communities. On behalf of […]

A handy tool to find out what vaccines you need as an adult woman

If you think getting your shots is a thing of the past, you may be wrong. Adults need vaccines too, especially because the immunity you developed from your childhood vaccinations can weaken over time. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has released its 2020 immunization schedule recommendations and there are important changes to the administration of the […]

The most important thing you can do to protect yourself (and others) from coronavirus

It’s difficult not to panic as the spread of coronavirus dominates both national and international news headlines. The virus, which began in China and has affected at least two dozen other countries to date, can cause respiratory illnesses like the common cold and pneumonia. Doctors are still not completely certain how the virus is spread, […]