5 Surprising Facts about Flu Shots

Flu season is almost upon us… The CDC says flu season runs typically from October through the end of January. It’s a respiratory virus with potentially dangerous consequences, especially for children and older individuals.

Facts about Flu Shots

Most people have an opinion about flu shots – they’re either all for or totally against them. Here are 5 interesting facts about the flu shot that might be surprising! Continue reading “5 Surprising Facts about Flu Shots” »

How Can Food Sensitivity and Intolerance Effect Your Daily Life?

There’s nothing more frustrating than knowing something is wrong with your body and not being able to figure out what it is. You’ve gone to countless doctors, ran hundreds of dollars worth of tests, and with only some certainty, you’ve been put on multiple medications and only help some of the problems. Or maybe you’ve been given a diagnosis but don’t agree with it. Sound familiar? Continue reading “How Can Food Sensitivity and Intolerance Effect Your Daily Life?” »

Sunday, July 28th is World Hepatitis Day

This Sunday, July 28 is World Hepatitis Day. At the 69th World Health Assembly in Geneva, 194 governments adopted the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Global Strategy on Viral Hepatitis, which includes a goal of eliminating hepatitis B and C.. The first ever global movement NOhep was launched by the community to eliminate viral hepatitis by 2030. Continue reading “Sunday, July 28th is World Hepatitis Day” »

Keep an Allergy Attack from Ruining Your Easter

For some, Easter traditions full of dying hard-boiled eggs, chomping on delicious chocolate candy and rummaging through the backyard in search of colorful plastic eggs make the day complete. However, if allergies strike your family, your holiday may quickly turn south. Especially if food or environmental allergies come into play. If you’re making Easter plans, be mindful of allergies. Here are a few ways to ensure allergic reactions don’t take center stage at your holiday gathering. Continue reading “Keep an Allergy Attack from Ruining Your Easter” »

Measles are Spreading; Protect Your Family!

Unfortunately, thanks to false information spread by the anti-vaccination movement, many parents across the United States have chosen not to provide their children with the protections they need against vaccine-preventable diseases such as the measles.

Although these parents feel not vaccinating is a personal parenting choice, it is a medical decision that has a greater impact outside of their immediate family. As we have explained in the past, herd immunity only works when a majority of the population is vaccinated and diseases like the measles are unable to spread. If you choose not to vaccinate your child, you could be contributing to a growing illness that can be fatal.

Think this is an overreaction? The US is currently experiencing a large multi-state measles outbreak, all traced back to Disneyland — and the metro area has the potential for the measles to spread since our vaccination rate falls below the national standard.

Here’s what you need to know about this year’s measles outbreak.

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Is Growing Technology Use Causing a Spike in STD Rates?

In addition to disrupting the dinner table, smartphones and other forms of technology have other dangerous impacts, it seems.

One study has shown that Craigslist, a website allowing users to sell their stuff and post personal ads, has increased STD rates; another study links new hook-up apps Grindr and Tinder with climbing STD rates, too.

Here’s what you should know about technology and STD rates.

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Why Should You Get a Health Risk Assessment in 2019?

If asked, you would probably agree that your health ranks among your top priorities. But does this statement ring true when compared to how you actually live your life?

The average person usually isn’t up-to-date on their health, and after the glow of the New Year fades, it’s easy to let wellness goals go in favor of your old ways.

If you really want to prioritize your health, then you need to understand your health risks and overall wellness. The best way for you to do so is by taking a Health Risk Assessment.

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Fighting the Flu in the Workplace

It’s that time of year when seasonal illnesses pop up around the office. We all know that the holiday season is a terrible time for your workers to get sick, as they’re trying to get all their work finished before holiday vacations and they want to spend their downtime with family. No one wants to be confined to their bed when they should be celebrating the season. Continue reading “Fighting the Flu in the Workplace” »

Kansas City: Stay Healthy This Holiday

 

Have you recently been diagnosed with a chronic illness or disease? With Thanksgiving just a few days away, you’ll want to make sure that a family staple won’t trigger any bad side effects. Of course, ask your doctor for complete guidance concerning severe diseases like Crohn’s or Diverticulitis. This list is a simple reminder for individuals with lower-risks. Continue reading “Kansas City: Stay Healthy This Holiday” »

Can Health Insurance Save You Money?

Health insurance open enrollment season is upon us, which means you’re trying to decide the best health insurance option for your family.

There are definitely cases where health insurance is a necessity, such as if you’re pregnant, diabetic, or suffering from chronic conditions requiring extensive medication or treatments. However, if you’re a healthy adult wondering whether it’s worth the deduction, you might want to consider whether health insurance is right for you. A huge factor to consider is whether or not your insurance plan is actually saving you money.

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