Got a case of the sniffles? If your nose is running faster than a waterfall, and you’re constantly reaching for a tissue, you might be coming down with a cold. A runny nose is the result of excess nasal mucus production, which leads to watery nasal secretions that discharge from your nostrils or drip into […]
Occupational Health refers to the many disciplines devoted to the safety and well-being of employees in the workplace, often concentrating on injury prevention. Even with solid practices in place, accidents do occur, and having an experienced occupational healthcare provider you trust can make all the difference. Workplace injuries can result in lost time, indemnity costs, […]
Halloween is a time where children are excited, but parents are nervous. There are many potential dangers on Halloween, especially while your child is trick or treating. Once your child finds a costume they love and you’re ready to go, don’t forget to keep a few things in mind.
Have Adult Supervision at All Times
Did you know that the family is the most important social influence for physical activity? Research shows that children of active parents are 5.8 times more likely to engage in physical activity on a regular basis.
Today, most children do not meet the recommended amount of daily exercise, which is crucial to healthy growth and development.
It’s not uncommon for kids to be sidelined by an injury during an athletic competition. While some require minimal medical treatment, other injuries demand immediate care.
To make sure you’re prepared for common injuries that may occur this fall sports season, here’s what you should know about the difference between an injury that requires an emergency […]
While a new school year offers fresh experiences that foster growth and potential, it also brings coughing, sneezing, and fevers from catching a cold.
Here are a few basics to help keep your kids healthy throughout the school year.
Keep Germs at Bay
A school classroom is a breeding ground for germs. Most young children make things worse […]
Summertime brings many opportunities for outdoor activities. From camping and hiking to playing tag in the backyard, kids and adults alike can enjoy the warm weather. Make sure your family takes the following precautions to avoid missing outdoor fun due to mosquito and tick bites.
Before you go outside:
Use bug repellent on your skin and […]
Poison ivy is the most common allergy in the United States, affecting about 50 million people every year. The rash from poison ivy is caused by an allergic reaction to urushiol, an oily substance in the leaves, stems and roots of poison ivy, through direct contact. Urushiol is also found in poison oak and poison […]
When it comes to treating your seasonal allergies with home remedies, there’s usually more fiction than fact. There are healing claims about everything from apple cider vinegar to local bee pollen. The doctors at American Family Care understand that not everyone wants to grab a drug off of the pharmacy counter, but people want to […]
Life might be easier if kids came with an instruction book. Most parents usually have enough questions to fill one and it can be extra difficult when your child is looking to you for answers and you don’t have any. That is especially true when they don’t feel good. All they want is for you […]