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Mental Health Awareness Month

May 28, 2019

No matter what stage of life, from childhood to adulthood, mental health is important. Mental health includes your emotional, psychological and social well-being.  It affects how you think, feel and act. It also determines our ability to handle stress, relate to others and make choices. Factors such as biological, life experiences and family history contribute…

All About Meningitis

April 17, 2019

As graduation day approaches for many high schoolers, families might be seeing notifications for required vaccinations. Before attending college, many teens have to get booster shots or new vaccinations against infections that spread easily in large, campus settings, and one of the most well known of these is Meningitis. With April 24th being National Meningitis…

Common Household Poisons

March 18, 2019

The week of March 18-24 is National Poison Prevention Week, which means that there is no better time for families everywhere to be mindful of the toxic materials in their own home. From cleaning products to certain cosmetic supplies, there are certain substances in every home which can become poisonous when they’re ingested. Children are…

Antioxidants & Heart Health

February 18, 2019

It isn’t uncommon to hear people say that eating or drinking something is “good for the heart.” One of the most common words that gets thrown around with this phrase is the term “antioxidants.” While most people know that antioxidants are good for them, it might be hard to know why they are. In honor…

Holiday Decorating Safety

December 11, 2018

As the days grow shorter and the nights darker, this is a time of year when houses on every block begin to fill with lights, wreaths, and more. As the decorations go up, so too the household risks of injuries and accidents. Whether it is standing on ladders to hang holly boughs or hanging stockings…

All About Antibiotics

November 15, 2018

This week is National Antibiotic Awareness Week, and Grand Parkway Emergency Center, a division of Oakbend Medical Center, wants to celebrate the importance of these modern medical marvels. Anyone who has had bronchitis or strep throat will be familiar with antibiotics—you were probably prescribed some at some point—but do you know what antibiotics can do?…

Home Eye Safety

October 15, 2018

When it comes to arts and crafts or household chores, we don’t often think about eye injuries. When we are cleaning or fixing things around the house, we usually assume that we are safe, because everyone feels more secure in their own home. While it might be easy to prevent arm or leg injuries at…

How to Help Head Injuries

September 27, 2018

With school sports back in session and holiday decorations just around the corner, some families might notice a rise in household accidents and injuries. Some kids might trip on the field while parents might run the risk of getting hit on the head while trying to put Halloween decorations on the house. No matter how…

The Importance of Immunizations

August 27, 2018

As kids go back to school and a new flu season looms ahead, many parents might be wondering about which vaccines they and their children should get. In recent years, there have been news reports about harsh flu seasons and new outbreaks of dangerous diseases, like Measles, which can be very concerning to many parents.…

Why Sports Physicals are Important for Your Kids

July 18, 2018

As your child starts trying out for school sports, there might be a term coming up that you don’t recognize. Your child’s coach might require them to get something called a PPE (Pre-participation Physical Exam) before they can play. If you’re new to youth sports, then you might be wondering what a PPE is. How…