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August is National Immunization Awareness Month

Is Your Child Protected? Don’t Risk a Preventable Nightmare The CDC estimates that vaccinations will prevent more than 21 million hospitalizations and 732,000 deaths among children born in the last 20 years. Back-to-school season is fast approaching. Parents have begun gathering school supplies and shopping for new clothes. Now is also the perfect time to…

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August is “Back-to-School” Month

Time to Think About “Back-to-School” Safety (Sorry Kids!) A small amount of planning now can help everyone have a more pleasant and safe experience during the entire school year…and beyond. The countdown has begun: Only four short weeks until the start of the 2017-18 school year. It’s time to enjoy those last few carefree days…

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July 28th is World Hepatitis Day

Could You Have This Disease and Not Know It? At this very moment, 90 percent of those living with hepatitis B and 80 percent living with hepatitis C are not aware of their status. The World Hepatitis Alliance reports that viral hepatitis is one of the leading causes of death globally, accounting for 1.34 million…

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Bad Sunburn? Your Medication Might be to Blame

Few people are aware that many common medications can intensify the effects of sunlight, greatly raising the risk of burning, rashes, and other skin problems, even after only a short time in the sun. Most of us know very well that too much time in the sun puts our skin at risk. But did you…

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