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Woman with summer seasonal allergies

Why Spring Allergies Last Well Into Summer

We often hear about spring allergies and fall allergies, but summer allergies are rarely mentioned. Yet, for many people across the country, once spring allergies start, they don’t seem to stop until winter begins; for others, there is no break, not even when winter begins.

Child practicing sun safety with sunscreen and a hat

Sun Safety for Kids

It’s no surprise that kids love the summer – it’s warm, they can play outside, and school is out. It’s a few months of hanging out with friends, taking naps, and releasing their energy and boredom through play. But, as much as they may love

Kids playing sports together in summer

Sports Kids America Month

Summer is a great time for kids to get out and get active. One of the best ways to ensure they do so is group sports. Every June, we celebrate Sports America Kids Month to encourage healthy habits and essential life skills in our kids. 

Men's Health Month in June

Men’s Health Month

Every June, we celebrate Men’s Health Month by encouraging the men in our lives to practice healthy habits, eat right, exercise, and take care of themselves, both physically and mentally.    In many cultures, including ours, men are strong, care for their families, and don’t

Healthy summer snacks

Healthy Summer Snacking Ideas

Summertime is full of pool days, beach days, and picnics. Nothing is better than spending a warm day by the pool with the best snacks or having outside get-togethers where everyone brings something to share. The best summer snacks to bring are healthy, delicious, and

Woman getting a good night's sleep

Tips For Getting a Good Night’s Sleep

Did you know May is Better Sleep Month? Getting enough sleep each night is vital for your overall physical, mental, and emotional health. Many people do not realize the importance of getting 7-8 hours of sleep each night. Getting inadequate sleep can have negative long-term

Young girl drinking water to stay healthy

Benefits of Drinking Water

We all know that drinking water is essential but do you know why? Do you know the benefits your body and mind see when you drink plenty of water? How much water should you drink each day? Let’s dig into these questions and more.  We’re

Doctor checking patient for high blood pressure

What You Need to Know About High Blood Pressure

Every May is Blood Pressure Awareness Month. Sponsored by the CDC, National High Blood Pressure Education Month raises awareness about the effects high blood pressure can have on health. Because of how pervasive high blood pressure is, we wanted to take the opportunity to explain

Therapy group for mental health

Resources for Mental Health Awareness Month

Nearly one in five American adults struggle with mental illness – whether that’s anxiety, depression, OCD, severe phobias, eating disorders, depression, bipolar, mood disorders, PTSD, personality disorders, or psychotic disorders, including schizophrenia. Mental health disorders range from no impairment to mild, moderate, and severe impairment;

living with arthritis

Navigating Arthritis

Arthritis simply means inflammation or swelling of one or more joints. While the image most of us think of is usually one of osteoarthritis, there are actually more than 100 different conditions that affect the joints and the tissues around the joints. Specific causes, risk