Why Are Vaccines So Important?

Vaccines are the most effective way to protect yourself and your community from infectious disease and costly hospital bills. If more people in a population get vaccinated, it lowers the risk for those who can’t. Unlike most medicines, which treat or cure diseases you already have, vaccines work to prevent them. All vaccines undergo rigorous … Continued

Four Tips to Stay Healthy This Winter

Winter weather means a higher risk of getting a cold, flu, bronchitis or even COVID-19. Like flu, the coronavirus is a respiratory illness that affects the upper (sinuses, nose and upper throat) or lower (windpipe and lungs) respiratory tract. However, COVID-19 appears to spread more easily, cause more serious illness in some people and make … Continued

Prevent a Heart Attack with these 5 Simple Tips

Roughly 610,000 people die of a heart attack in the United States every year. A heart attack is no laughing matter. Having a heart attack requires emergency medical care. As soon as you recognize that you or someone you know is experiencing the symptoms of a heart attack, head to the nearest hospital immediately. The major … Continued

How to Avoid Stress Fractures While Playing Sports

Would you believe that stress fractures account for a full one-sixth of all sports-related injuries? It’s true. Another important thing to know about these fractures is that they do not discriminate. Bowlers, runners, gymnasts, soccer players, roller derby skaters, racquetball enthusiasts, swimmers, and even cricket players are all vulnerable to this type of injury. Learn … Continued