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Primary Care Physician Shortage Hits New York

By / July 19, 2013 / / 0 Comments

Getting in to see the family doctor is getting harder and harder. There is a shortage of primary care physicians in the country and it’s about to get worse. As the Affordable Care Act goes into full force in January 2014, there will be upwards of another 30 million Americans with insurance—and competing for the […]

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The Scoop on Sunglasses and Sun Protection

By / July 8, 2013 / / 0 Comments

We all grab our favorite pair of “shades” when the sun comes out. How do you know if they protect your eyes and the delicate skin around your eyes? Darker glasses don’t necessarily mean that they block UV sunlight. Look for a pair of sunglasses that offer 99% to 100% blockage of UVA and AVB […]

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Sun Protection Goes Beyond Just Sunscreen

By / June 27, 2013 / / 0 Comments

In a previous post, we focused on the meaning behind sunscreen SPF numbers. This week, we’ll take a look at some other things you can do to be safe in the sun. We’ll start with an obvious method to protect yourself from the sun’s rays, stay in the shade! It’s best to avoid direct sunlight […]

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Sun Protection Factor (SPF)—so what does this really mean?

By / June 21, 2013 / / 0 Comments

Last week we discussed the difference between UVA and UVB rays. Today we’ll talk about how to stop those damaging rays. You’ll find various “protection” factors including SPF and protection information against UVA and UVB rays on sunscreen labels. The SPF factor is actually a formula for determining how long and to what extent you […]

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Protect Yourself From Damaging UV Rays

By / June 15, 2013 / / 0 Comments

It’s getting hot out there and it’s time to start thinking about protection from the sun. Sun exposure actually causes most of the changes that we associate with aging. Wrinkles, age spots and decreased elasticity all result from lifelong exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays, but the most important change is a loss of the skin’s […]

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Injury Free Golf

By / June 6, 2013 / / 0 Comments

With warmer weather and longer daylight hours, it’s easier to find time to sneak off to the golf course and hit a few balls. With it comes the usual aches and pains associated with the sport. Golfers will usually feel stiffness and pain in three core areas: Lower back, elbows, and wrists. The initial tweaks […]

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How to Enjoy an Injury Free Summer

By / May 29, 2013 / / 0 Comments

Spring and summer lead to increased sports activities for our area youth. While many kids participate in school sports, summertime leads to an active lifestyle for many children that don’t compete on the same level as scholastic sports. If your child will participate in summer sports or athletic camps, you should take a few precautions […]

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Get the Jump on Worksite Injuries and Illnesses

By / May 22, 2013 / / 0 Comments

Worksite injuries and employee illnesses are as common to business owners as taxes and budgets. If you are looking for ways to reduce healthcare costs in your company, here’s a tip that may surprise you. Many times, employees suffer aches, pains and injuries within the first few months of employment. The new tasks or repetitive […]

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The Impact of Smoking on Employer Healthcare Costs

By / May 15, 2013 / / 0 Comments

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a group of conditions and diseases that include emphysema, chronic bronchitis and sometimes, asthma. For employers, COPD is a primary source for disability with smoking being a primary risk factor for COPD. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), cigarette smoke is the most common […]

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Symptoms and Treatment of Tick Bites

By / May 13, 2013 / / 0 Comments

Ticks are poised to more abundant this year than in several decades. The past couple of weeks, we’ve written about the explosion in the tick population set to take place this spring and summer and tips on how to prevent tick bites. This week, we will focus on the symptoms and treatment of tick bites. […]

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