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Keep your Heart Health in Check for American Heart Month!

February is American Heart Month and is the perfect time for friends, family, medical communities, and other groups to promote awareness of cardiac health risks, including heart disease.

According to the CDC, nearly one in three Americans has high blood cholesterol that increases their risk of developing chronic heart disease later on in life. While […]

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A Guide to Upper Respiratory Infections and Their Treatment

Upper respiratory infections are, at best, frustrating and painful and, at worst, serious illnesses that can land people in the hospital for extended periods. This guide will help you understand what these infections are, what can cause them, and what treatments are available.
What are upper respiratory infections?
Upper respiratory infections are usually bacterial, but sometimes viral, […]

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The Benefits of Well-Child Visits

If you’re a parent, you know how busy life can get on a daily basis. Sometimes, this means that services like well-child pediatric visits fall by the wayside. For the good of your child and your family, however, it is essential to schedule these appointments. There are a variety of positive outcomes to attending well-child […]

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How to Prevent Getting Sick With the Flu

If you haven’t already seen it, within the next few weeks, you’ll notice everyone around you coughing, sneezing, and looking downright miserable.  Cold and flu season is here!  A typical flu season can last from late November through March.  Along with getting vaccinated for the flu, practicing good hygiene and health habits can keep germs […]

By |November 21st, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on How to Prevent Getting Sick With the Flu

Occupational Healthcare – Caring for Employees and Employers

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, […]

By |November 7th, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Occupational Healthcare – Caring for Employees and Employers

How to Prevent Getting the Flu

The beautiful New England falls brings along the dreaded flu season, a time of year where everyone is coughing, sneezing, and looking downright miserable.  Flu season is here, and you’re not exempt from getting sick if you’re not careful.  Even the healthiest of us can catch the flu, especially spending a lot of time indoors […]

By |October 31st, 2018|Blog, News, News & Updates|Comments Off on How to Prevent Getting the Flu

Family Health and Fitness

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.

To […]

By |October 15th, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Family Health and Fitness

It’s Not Too Late To Get Sunburned!

The summer may be winding down however the suns rays are not! Just because the weather may not be as hot does not mean you cannot get sunburned.

Did you know sunburn is the main cause of melanoma cancer? Melanoma cancer is the worlds most common form of cancer. Use these tips to stay away from sunburn!
What is […]

By |August 30th, 2018|Blog, Health News, News & Updates|Comments Off on It’s Not Too Late To Get Sunburned!

Get Your Back-to-School Physicals!

August is coming to a close and this means that your kids are getting ready to get back to school!
Most schools make physicals a requirement for the new year; a good tip is to check the school’s website for back to school requirements.  Here are a few reasons why you should put your child’s back-to-school physical on […]

By |August 30th, 2018|Blog, Health News, News & Updates|Comments Off on Get Your Back-to-School Physicals!

The Nose Knows When It Comes To Seasonal Allergies

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 […]

By |May 30th, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on The Nose Knows When It Comes To Seasonal Allergies