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Tick Bite Prevention

By / April 24, 2017 / / 0 Comments

Last week we wrote about the potential for a particularly large outbreak of black-legged ticks and the related incidence of Lyme’s disease. The Hudson Valley is poised for the worst tick season in decades this year. Today, we will focus on tips to prevent tick bites. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention […]

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Look Out! Tick Season Poised to be Highest in Years

By / April 17, 2017 / / 0 Comments

Spring is here and so are the ticks! This year, be extra careful because the tick population should be booming and it’s all related to the white-footed mouse. The black-legged tick is a carrier of Lyme’s disease and one of its favorite places to hang out are on white-footed mice. These mice are the perfect […]

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Camp and Sports Physical Basics

By / March 30, 2017 / / 0 Comments

Even if there is snow on the ground, it’s not too early to be thinking about sports and camp physicals. Most leagues and camps require physicals to determine if there are any issues that may interfere with your child’s participation. So what does a sport/camp physical include? 1. Vitals screening – we’ll check your child’s […]

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Urgent Care 101

By / March 23, 2017 / / 0 Comments

  While urgent care centers are popping up all over, many people have still not visited this type of medical facility. They have all sorts of names: urgent care, walk-in clinic, immediate care, so what exactly should you expect? What is Urgent Care – Urgent care is the option between your primary care and the […]

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Surprise! Did You See That Medical Bill Coming?

By / March 15, 2017 / , / 0 Comments

Do you know someone who has experienced the following scenario? You twist your ankle on the weekend, and the doctors are all closed. You find a hospital ER in your network and you’re off to the emergency room. Months later, two bills arrive. One is from the out-of-network radiologist who read the X-rays and the […]

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Sunny Days are Ahead – Daylight Savings Time is Here Again

By / March 11, 2017 / / 0 Comments

Ah, Daylight Savings Time (DST), further proof that society is a slave to the clock. It’s remarkable to think that nearly 100% of the nation moves their entire lives forward one hour. It’s quite an accomplishment considering that billions of dollars, countless person-hours and tons of research have only reduced the number of smokers in […]

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Hep B Vaccine 101

By / March 10, 2017 / , / 0 Comments

  Many of you are familiar with the term “Hep B” vaccination. You may have needed one for work or travel. So what exactly is “Hep B” or Hepatitis B vaccine? Hepatitis B is a liver infection caused by the Hep B virus. Blood or other bodily fluids may transmit it the Hep B virus […]

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Snow Removal Health and Safety Tips

By / February 10, 2017 / , / 0 Comments

Winter hit us in a big way this week and now it’s time for snow removal. Many workers will be given this task with little or no training in the hazards of such operations. According to OSHA, many workers are seriously injured or killed while performing snow removal from rooftops and other building structures.     […]

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Keeping Your Weekend Super!

By / February 3, 2017 / , / 0 Comments

  According to the USDA, Super Bowl Sunday is the second largest food consumption day of the year. To help you keep yourself in check, here are a few tips to scoot through Sunday without blowing your 2017.       It may not be glamorous, but hit the veggie tray first. Lay the groundwork […]

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Steps you can take to prevent the Flu

By / January 23, 2017 / / 0 Comments

    It’s flu season, but there are steps you can take to protect yourself from that nasty bug. The CDC recommends the following actions to help reduce the chance of getting the flu: Flu Shot – The CDC recommends the flu shot as the MOST important step in protecting against flu viruses. Protect yourself […]

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