For 10 to 30 percent of Americans, fall allergies are just as bad if not worse than spring allergies, according to WebMD. In most cases, fall allergies are actually hay fever caused by exposure to ragweed pollen.
Like all allergies, hay fever symptoms show up when your immune system attempts to fight off a foreign …
School sports are great for teaching children discipline, teamwork, sportsmanship and other esteemed characteristics, but unfortunately there is also a risk for sports injuries. By understanding some of the circumstances that cause injuries, you can make efforts to prevent them and allow sports to be a positive part of your child’s school experience.
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Nicotine is the most recognized ingredient in tobacco because it’s what makes cigarettes addictive. The negative effects of smoking come from a combination of nicotine and about 7,000 other chemicals found in cigarettes. Here’s a look at just a few ways smoking negatively affects your body.
Effects of Smoking: The Respiratory System
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The best way to remain in good health is with preventative medical checkups. From age 20 to age 50 and beyond, schedule the right appointments to stay ahead of diseases that could damper your quality of life. Start with general healthcare in your 20s and add supplementary medical checkups in the decades that follow.
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During the summer, all you and your family want to do is spend time outside, especially in the cooler evening hours, but that’s when West Nile Virus is most often transmitted from mosquitoes to humans. It’s important to protect yourself against the virus by wearing mosquito repellent with DEET, draining standing water that serves as …Read more >>
Preschoolers, college students and everyone in between requires vaccines for children as part of back-to-school preparation. Keeping your child up-to-date with their vaccines is important to protect them from serious illnesses. After all, while vaccines have nearly eradicated several dangerous diseases, outbreaks of whopping cough, measles and other sicknesses still happen. Your best bet for …Read more >>
When the weather warms up outside, that’s when summer pests come out to play. Some bugs are good, or at least harmless, while others are annoying or even cause negative health effects if you get bit or stung. Here’s a partial list of the bugs you might encounter this summer and why it’s important to …Read more >>
Summer is the time for outdoor beach and water play, but which sunscreen should you pack along for the outing? In the past, you had to be a chemist to understand which ingredients on the bottle would provide complete protection for you and the kids. Thankfully, new FDA-approved sunscreen labels make it easier than ever …Read more >>
There’s no better day for a barbecue and spending time with the family than the Fourth of July. Review these Fourth of July safety tips for a happy and healthy Independence Day.
Wash your hands before cooking
This is the primary way to prevent illness at the barbecue. If you’re eating away from home, …Read more >>
June 2013 is the fifth annual National Employee Wellness Month. This initiative—created in 2009 by Virgin HealthMiles in partnership with the Strategies to Overcome and Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance—helps business leaders engage employees in healthier lifestyles.
While the primary benefits of health in the workplace are healthier employees who enjoy long, happy lives, business …Read more >>