After a summer filled with memories, activities, sunshine, and rest, your kids (and you!) are gearing up to head back to school. With an expansive to-do list, seemingly endless errands to run, and preparations to tackle, we know how precious your time is this time of year. We wanted to help you and your family get into the healthy swing of things, so we’ve created a Back to School super blog. It’s filled with all the topics related to your kids including their schedules, their school supplies, and most important, their health. Just click on the link in each heading to find the related Williams Integracare Clinic blog.
When the sun finally returns and warm temperatures lure Americans outside, many forget the flip side of exposure to the sun. Harmful UV rays can do more than give you a painful sunburn after a day on the lake or lounging at the beach. July is UV safety month in the United States, and this post will offer you a test of your UV IQ. How much do you really know about UV rays, and are you giving enough consideration to sun safety by protecting your body from the harmful side of those warm summer rays?
Technology in the healthcare industry is incredible. Diseases have been eradicated. Treatments have been become less invasive. Medications save lives. There’s no doubt the world is a better, safer, and healthier place thanks to the innovation and advancements we’ve seen. But when technology promises to fix your “trouble areas” and offer weight loss without surgery or an exercise regime, is it too good to be true? In the case of CoolSculpting – a non-surgical fat reduction treatment – you be the judge of that.
I’m an outdoor enthusiast, and the beginning of the autumn season in Central Minnesota is unrivaled. Whether it’s taking a walk through the St. John’s Arboretum, strolling through Munsinger Gardens, or biking on the many area trails – you’re sure to find beautiful trees and crisp air.
Choosing to supplement your diet with herbals, vitamins, minerals, or other substances has health benefits. Purchasing these supplements elsewhere other than a healthcare facility like ours, or consuming them without doing proper research to ensure their safety and effectiveness can be dangerous. As with everything, the more you know, the better, so we have some information for your consideration.
The current Ebola crisis is presenting serious concerns for the population at large, be it in the US or globally. However, since gaining knowledge is half the battle; let this information be your guide to ensure your safety, as misinformation can cause unnecessary panic.
E-Cigarettes have become increasingly popular over the past few years, and they are still growing in popularity today. However, not much is known about these new forms of cigarettes and there are many questions left unanswered. Are e-cigarettes safe? Are they as harmful as real cigarettes? Are there any benefits to using them?
Summer is full of opportunities to have fun and enjoy the great outdoors. However, it is also a time when many accidents happen, so it’s important to use safe practices when working or playing in the summer weather. The following summer safety tips for kids will help ensure your child has a fun, yet safe, summer season.
1. Use Safety Equipment at all Times
Whether your child is riding a bike or swimming in the lake, it is important to use helmets or life jackets at all times. You never know when something might happen and being protected ahead of time will help avoid injury or even death.
Summer is finally here and boy, are we welcoming the warmer weather with open arms. While we encourage you to get out and make the most of the sunny weather, it’s important to take some precautionary steps in protecting your body from the potential damage of ultraviolet (UV) rays. The American Cancer Society suggests the “Slip! Slop! Slap! Wrap!” rule – “Slip on a shirt, Slop on sunscreen, Slap on a Hat, Wrap on sunglasses”. In spirit of National Sun Safety Week, we’ve compiled a list of 10 of our own tips for protecting yourself against sun damage.
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