The Family Health and Wellness Calendar
Take Care ClinicSM makes it easy for you and
your family to stay healthy all year long.
Cough, chills, aches and fever. Sounds like the
flu, or is it really just a cold?
How can you tell the difference and what are the steps you should take to feel better?
As busy adults juggling work and family, our own health isn’t always our main
concern and sometimes risk factors for conditions like high blood pressure and diabetes
can go unnoticed and untreated. One of the best ways to be proactive about your
health is to get a health screening,
especially at the start of a new year.
Runny nose, sneezing, sore throat, fever and more. Chances are you or someone you
care about will suffer from a respiratory illness
like a cold or
flu this winter. So how do you know when to seek the advice of a healthcare
Strep is one of the major causes of
sore throat and tonsillitis in children
throughout the year. So how do you know if your child’s sore throat is caused
by strep or just a common cold?
Seasonal allergies are the sixth leading cause
of chronic illness in the US, and this time of year it seems everyone’s suffering
from them. The good news is there are steps you can take to avoid triggers and manage
Swimwear, tank tops and shorts are the official wardrobe of summer. This means more
exposure to plants and other things that may cause
rashes and skin irritations. So what can you do to prepare yourself as summer
School is out and the joys of summer are here, including summer camp for many children.
Camp physicals and other
summer survival tips will help ensure your child has a healthy camp experience,
so you can enjoy your summer as well.
Getting your child ready for school is more than just new clothes and a well-stocked
backpack. It's important for every child to have a
back-to-school physical and all required vaccinations to protect them against
diseases like meningitis, Chicken pox, HPV and more.
Think vaccinations are just for children?
Many vaccines, including those that protect against shingles and pneumonia, are
especially recommended for adults over 60. Before this year's cold, cough and flu
season hits, ensure you are protected.
September marks the start of flu season. As any healthcare provider will tell you,
the single most important way to protect you and your family from contracting the
flu this year is to get a flu shot.
Ear aches are extremely common in children
year-round, especially during cold, cough and flu season. While symptoms may not
always be clear, especially in very young children, there are steps a parent can
take to ensure their child begins feeling better faster.
Viral illnesses like the common cold and flu are incredibly common, especially this
time of year. The best way to prevent them is through immunizations and practicing
good hygiene while avoiding close contact with those who are sick. If you do contract
a viral infection, there are ways to
treat your symptoms.