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World Arthritis Day

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October 12 has been dedicated to Arthritis Awareness.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) nearly 50 million Americans are living with Arthritis symptoms on a daily basis.  We write this article to help bring awareness to those who aren’t familiar with this disability and to also provide those living with Arthritis some tips on ways to reduce symptoms and live a happy, healthy life!

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The Annoying Facts Regarding Chiggers

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I write this article based on a personal experience.  Have you even been attacked by chiggers?  Not just one to two small bites, like royally attacked; 50 plus??

The reason for my question is because this happened to me and I have to say it is the most annoying, frustrating, and irritating feeling!  It feels like I ...

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Helpful Information Regarding the West Nile Virus

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With 47 deaths already reported this year, according to WebMD.com this could be the worst year in U.S. history for the West Nile virus.

These increasing numbers have lead many Americans to wonder what is the West Nile virus and how can we protect ourselves and our families from being exposed?

History of the West Nile Virus

According to kidshealth.org the West Nile virus (WNV) ...

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April is Alcohol Awareness Month

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April is dedicated to alcohol awareness in hopes to educate and raise awareness of the health and social problems that excessive drinking can cause for individuals, families, and their communities.

This is a month dedicated to bringing awareness to alcohol abuse of all kinds.  Even if you don’t know it, binge drinking is a form of alcohol abuse.  By drinking four or more glasses of alcohol in an ...

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The Importance of Lightning Safety Week

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Nearly 58 people are struck and killed by lightning every year, there have already been 9 reported deaths in 2010 alone (National Weather Service, 2010).  Hundreds of more people are struck every year and survive but they suffer permanent damage.

 

Family Medical Walk-In Clinic is here to provide tips for you and your family to learn and know for the next time there is ...

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It is National Drinking Water Week!!

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May 2-8, 2010 is National Drinking Water Week. The theme of this observance is “Only Tap Water Delivers”. 

 

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the goal of this week is to highlight the importance of tap water and bring attention to everyone as to why investing in our public water systems is essential for safe healthy drinking water!

 

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Celebrate Your Health on Earth Day!

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In celebration of the 40th Anniversary of Earth day, we thought it would be appropriate to provide you with some reasons as to why protecting our planet is helping you to protect your own health.

 

According to an article written by Larry West he states, the ...

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April 2 is National Autism Awareness Day!

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In December of 2007 the United Nations declared April 2 as National Autism Awareness Day. This is one in only three official disease-specific United Nation Days.

 

By declaring April 2 as the official Autism Awareness Day the UN hopes to bring the world’s attention to autism, which is a disorder that affects tens of ...

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October 15 is Global HANDWASHING DAY!

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ghd_logo_smallAlthough people around the world wash their hands with water, very few wash their hands with soap at the critical occasions. More handwashing with soap means lower rates of infectious disease.

We simply can’t say it often enough… clean hands save lives! Using soap adds to the time spent washing, breaks down the grease and dirt that carry most germs by facilitating the rubbing and friction that dislodge ...

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September is Head Lice Prevention Month

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School KidsThe medical term is “pediculosis capitis,” but the note you receive from the school nurse says “head lice,” two words parents of school-age children dread.

According to The National Pediculosis Association, Inc., head lice infestation continues to be one of the most frequently-occuring communicable problems among children. Outbreaks are possible whenever and wherever children gather.

So, just what are head lice?  A head louse (the singular form of “lice”) is a ...

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