Christmas is the largest family meal of the year besides Thanksgiving, which means cooking for large groups at a time. When preparing in such large volumes, it isn’t uncommon for injuries in the kitchen to occur. Emergency room physicians see an influx of injuries each year around the holidays, but there are some simple steps […]
Oh, your aching head!
Feeling stuffed up? Suffering from a head cold can feel unbearable. When you have a head cold, the membranes lining your nasal passages become swollen and produce excess mucus to flush out the cause of the irritation. Some symptoms that accompany your head cold can include a headache/pain in your forehead, or […]
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, […]
You did everything you could. You got your seasonal flu shot. You practiced proper hand-washing techniques. You avoided shaking hands with your sick coworker, and you avoided kissing your grandma hello during Sunday dinner. Now you’re asking yourself, “how did I end up with the flu?
Getting a seasonal flu shot and practicing good hygiene are […]
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 that time of the year again for children to go back to school after being home all summer! For new parents, this may be the first time your child is going to school by themselves and this can be a very emotional time for you. However, you should use these safety tips below to […]
The school year is approaching which means its time to start checking off things on the back to school to-do list! Vaccinations are something that every child should get while they are developing, and even into an adulthood.
Vaccinations are the best way to protect you and your loved ones from deadly diseases that have once […]
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 clothing.
The CDC recommends […]
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 […]