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When is the best time to get your flu shot?

The best time to get a flu shot is honestly to get one. No matter when it is within flu season, if you’re being offered a vaccine and you haven’t gotten one already  – get it.
When to get a flu shot

That being said, the ideal time is about 1 month before the peak of flu […]

By |September 30th, 2019|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on When is the best time to get your flu shot?

EEE in Massachusetts – What is Happening?

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has confirmed 10 human cases of Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE), and 3 resulting deaths, this year. EEE is an illness spread by mosquitos and is very rare in humans. However, if a person is infected, they can experience flu-like symptoms such as fever, chills, nausea and brain swelling, in […]

By |September 21st, 2019|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on EEE in Massachusetts – What is Happening?

Why Should I Get My Flu Shot in September?

The flu season is just around the corner, but patients may want to get their flu shot as early as September! Each year, the influenza virus infects over 40 million people, contributes to millions of flu-related diseases, and creates thousands of hospitalizations for patients that are especially vulnerable. As the seasons change into fall, patients […]

By |August 26th, 2019|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Why Should I Get My Flu Shot in September?

What should parents know about back-to-school physicals?

With the school year fast approaching, it’s time to make sure your child gets their annual physical. Not only do many schools require children to get a physical, but addressing medical concerns you have now can actually prevent stress during the school year. Here are some of the key benefits of getting a back to […]

By |August 25th, 2019|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on What should parents know about back-to-school physicals?

How to Get Fast Sport and Camp Physicals for Your Child

Sport and camp physicals are necessary for most children to participate in recreational activities during the summer. State laws usually require that private and public recreational organizations review sport physicals before enrolling children into programs.

Additionally, parents will have to provide an updated physical every year to enroll their child in a new or continuous activity. […]

By |July 18th, 2019|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on How to Get Fast Sport and Camp Physicals for Your Child

How to Avoid Grilling Injuries and Food Illnesses This Summer!

With summer comes outdoor fun, cookouts, and of course grilling! Getting the family or friends together for a cookout is one of the best ways to enjoy the summer weather. But it is also important to ensure that you are taking the necessary precautions to safely grill.

Grilling safely not only includes avoiding direct injury but […]

By |July 18th, 2019|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on How to Avoid Grilling Injuries and Food Illnesses This Summer!

What Should Parents Understand about Measles in the U.S?

Measles cases have ballooned in 2019 and the disease itself is one of the U.S’s most significant public health risks, especially for younger children.

In 2019 alone, there have been over 1044 cases of the measles reported across the country in a mix of urban and rural communities. The majority of the cases were reported in the […]

By |June 20th, 2019|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on What Should Parents Understand about Measles in the U.S?

How to Exercise When You Have Asthma or Seasonal Allergies

Asthma and seasonal allergy sufferers are all too familiar with unsuccessful workout attempts. Being unable to catch your breath, sneezing, wheezing, and coughing just scratch the surface of potential symptoms that make exercising a challenge. It can be tempting to give up on your fitness goals when you’re suffering with one of these diseases, but […]

By |June 11th, 2019|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on How to Exercise When You Have Asthma or Seasonal Allergies

Beginner Fitness Tips to Help Kickstart a Healthy Lifestyle!

Making a healthy lifestyle change is a great thing, but many people struggle to take the first step – literally! All of the information and expectations about what a healthy lifestyle looks like can be overwhelming for a beginner in the fitness world. Let us break it down for you into a few simple tips […]

By |May 8th, 2019|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Beginner Fitness Tips to Help Kickstart a Healthy Lifestyle!

The Top 5 Health Risks of Vaping on Youth and Teenagers

Vaping has become the latest trend among adults and teens alike. What started as a replacement for traditional cigarettes has become an entirely new issue facing vape users. Experts are especially concerned about the risk this trend is placing on our youth and teenagers. The number of underage vape users is growing each day, so […]

By |April 16th, 2019|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on The Top 5 Health Risks of Vaping on Youth and Teenagers