What Is West Nile Virus?

Summer Tips
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With so much talk about the Zika virus in the news lately, it’s easy to forget about one of the other major mosquito-transmitted viruses: West Nile infection. While most who are infected with the virus experience few, if any, symptoms, some people can actually develop a life-threatening illness that affects the spinal cord or …

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Healthy Recipes for Traditional Mexican Dishes

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There is nothing quite like a great Mexican dish. However, Mexican food is notorious for being bad for the waistline. If you want to indulge in your favorite Mexican foods without feeling guilty, read below to see which traditional Mexican dishes can be lightened up so you can enjoy them regularly!
Guacamole
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Protecting Your Child From the Sun

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During the summer months, kids can spend hours at a time outside without a second thought. Unfortunately, most parents don’t think about protecting their child from the sun when they’re not at the beach or at the pool. However, just a few serious sunburns can increase your child’s risk of skin cancer as they …

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How to Protect Yourself and Your Family From Mosquitoes

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With the Zika virus all over the news as of late, mosquitoes are a major concern this year. In addition to the Zika virus, mosquitoes are known to spread diseases such as malaria, dengue, chikungunya, yellow fever and West Nile virus. While the chances of you getting sick from a mosquito bite are fairly low, …

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Everything You Need to Know About Pinkeye

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Conjunctivitis, commonly known as pinkeye, is an irritation and redness of the tissue around the eyeball. The most common cause of pink eye is a virus or due to a bacterial infection; however, allergies, chemicals and other diseases can be a factor as well.
Pinkeye can be extremely contagious, especially when it’s caused by a …

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Importance of Drug Screening New Employees

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As a private employer, you have the right to implement workplace policies regarding employee drug testing thanks to local, state and federal laws. If you decide to enforce drug testing when hiring, regulatory guidelines require a written policy to be administered. The policy should also serve as an educational tool for potential employees.
If you’re …

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4 Family Activities to Encourage Exercise

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With so many electronic devices readily available these days, it’s often difficult to get your kids up and moving. Even adults have trouble finding the time (or energy) to work out. Finding family activities that everyone can participate in together is often the best way to ensure your family is getting the amount of exercise …

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What You Need to Know About Hearing Loss

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A startling 20% of Americans, nearly 48 million people, will suffer from some level of hearing loss. Even more surprising, one in three people 65 or older will report hearing loss. While most people don’t think of it as a major public healthy issue, hearing loss is almost as common as arthritis and …

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Five Things to Have in Your Home First Aid Kit

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Whether you have kids in your home or not, keeping a home first aid kit is important. Common household accidents such as burns, scrapes, bee stings, etc. can easily be taken care of without seeking professional medical care if you have the right items at home. Below are five things you should have in …

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Unexpected Spring Allergy Triggers

Allergies
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Springtime is here and with it comes spring allergies. While the weather is beautiful and flowers are finally beginning to blossom again, there are a number of unexpected allergy triggers that can make you miserable this time of year. Being in the know about what may be triggering your allergies is key to preventing dry …

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