Employers: Help Your Employees By Providing Flu Shots

It’s that time of year again – time for FLU SHOTS!

In 2010, experts decreed that everyone older than 6 months of age needs to get a flu shot. The flu is a common virus that impacts nearly 20% of Americans each year (according to CDC.) Many people experience different side effects but the flu virus usually brings about nausea, diarrhea, high fever, exhaustion, and soreness. These symptoms can knock out an employee for days, if not weeks.  Continue reading “Employers: Help Your Employees By Providing Flu Shots” »

Run a 5K with Your Office

There are dozens of ways to help your employees increase physical activity – during work hours and at home. We can’t wait to cover many of those tips in the blog. But today we’ll focus on one tip to get your employees moving – run a 5K race together.
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Skip the Scrip: Order Lab Work Yourself

Walk into your nearest Walgreens or CVS, and you’ll experience the latest growing trend in the healthcare market: direct-to-consumer healthcare services. No longer does having your throat checked for strep require an appointment with your physician, or even waiting for hours at urgent care. Now, you can go to your local “walk-in” clinic at your pharmacy retailer and leave with a prescription to get you back on your feet in a matter of days. This growing trend of patient’s taking healthcare into their own hands isn’t only stepping on the general practice toes; it’s flooding into every area of health care, including the lab work industry. Continue reading “Skip the Scrip: Order Lab Work Yourself” »

National Breastfeeding Awareness Month

 

August is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month! The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is funding a breastfeeding campaign in the hopes that it will empower women to consider committing to breastfeeding. Science shows that babies who are exclusively breastfed for six months are less likely to develop ear infections, diarrhea, and respiratory illnesses, as well as childhood obesity. Continue reading “National Breastfeeding Awareness Month” »

Stress Management Tools for Employees

There are many common signs of stress that can become immediately apparent around the office if you know where to look. Employees may engage in arguments with each other. You may notice more weary faces. Employees may take more sick time to go to the doctor or just stay home for a day. All of these signs point to an office in desperate need of some stress management.  Continue reading “Stress Management Tools for Employees” »

Staying On Top of Allergies

From a sudden and tragic death at summer camp to peanut allergies to a bill passed by the House, we’ve seen allergy stories of every kind. Continue reading “Staying On Top of Allergies” »

College Students: Read This Before You Go Back to School

As August progresses, many KC teens are getting ready to start college or return back to campuses across the country. There are many things to think about, such as class schedules, football games, and seeing friends. Whether you go to school in Kansas City or attend a distant school, it’s important to include health and safety on your school checklist.  Continue reading “College Students: Read This Before You Go Back to School” »

Are Your Child’s Allergies Ready to go Back to School?

It’s time to go back to school! There are school supplies to buy, wellness checks to schedule, and first-day outfits to plan. However, if your kid suffers from seasonal or food-related allergies, you may have a larger “to-do” item on your list. Children with allergies may face a new set of obstacles as they return to the classroom. Prepare your kids for school by accounting for their allergies and making sure they can safely tackle the school environment.

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Non-Invasive Options for Finding the Father of Your Baby

If you’re searching for paternity tests on the internet, you may already be aware of the struggles you may face. You may feel uncomfortable and isolated, but you are not alone. In 2016, about 39% of all births were to unmarried women. Sometimes, knowing that other people are experiencing a situation like yours can provide some comfort. You should also find solace in the fact that there are many tests available to determine the father of your baby. Continue reading “Non-Invasive Options for Finding the Father of Your Baby” »

Surviving Allergies During a Seasonal Transition

It’s almost time for the seasons to change! For those of you with allergies, the seasonal transition can either mean a reprieve from your usual allergies or a whole new set of challenges. If you find yourself suffering through a different allergy every season, Test Smartly Labs has some tips to keep you sane as we move out of summer and into the fall.  Continue reading “Surviving Allergies During a Seasonal Transition” »