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What to Do with the Flu

  It happened again. You got the flu. Your body aches, your nose keeps running, you can barely hold food down, and you don’t want to get out of bed. All you want to do is cuddle up with a nice warm cup of chicken soup like your grandma used to make … but you’re out of paid sick time. Should you go to work and risk spreading the virus to your coworkers? Probably not. And should you even eat c...

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Be Wary of Pneumonia

It starts off as just an unfortunate case of the flu, but instead of feeling better you start to feel worse. You have violent chills and break out in a cold sweat. Your chest aches with pain each time you cough. Your fever keeps climbing and climbing. 100. 101. It spikes. 104. You feel hot and cold all at the same time, and you didn’t even know that was possible. You can barely breathe. What’s...

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'Tis the Season for Tasty Food!

There are still ways to eat healthier this holiday season!

It’s really easy to pack on the pounds during the holiday season. There is so much food to eat, and much of it isn’t exactly the healthiest. It’s hard to work off those holiday pounds, especially if you don’t know how many calories you need to burn. Here are a few holiday staples and their caloric values, as well the amount of exercise it would take to burn off those calories.   Thanksgivin...

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More Than A Chest Cold

Did you know that your “chest cold” could actually be something a little more serious? Acute bronchitis, to be precise. Bronchitis often starts off as a simple common cold, but if the cold goes untreated it can worsen into this lower respiratory infection. Bronchitis is more common in fall and winter than in other seasons. The symptoms of bronchitis are similar to those of the common cold, but ...

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Just about all of us know someone who has suffered, or passed, from breast cancer. HealthCARE Express is here to help you understand what breast cancer is, and to hopefully dispel different misconceptions about it.     What is breast cancer? To understand breast cancer, we must first understand what cancer is. Cancer occurs when the cells that build ...

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Klondike Leadership Academy: Creating Tomorrow's Leaders

In a world full of followers we need leaders who can step up and help others shine. Like most things, it’s best to teach leadership skills to children while they’re still young. Luckily, the Klondike Leadership Academy is here for just that! Klondike Leadership Academy is a program designed to challenge and enlighten your child, or children, on owning their responsibilities. At KLA we have seve...

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Have You Had Your Wellness Exam?

You’re never too old for a checkup. That’s why you should come get your wellness visit done at HealthCARE Express. If you’re under 40, you should get a wellness checkup done at least every five years, and any older than 40 your visits should jump up to a visit every three or fewer years. If you take any prescription medications, though, you should look into getting a wellness visit done a littl...

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Shield Your Eyes!

Always Wear Protective Eyewear

Your eyes are some of the most sensitive organs in your body. They are very easily damaged, so it is important to do whatever you can to keep them safe. There are several activities that you can do that can potentially damage your eyes, so here are a few ways you can take care of them this season! Swimmers:  One of the things most heavily associated with the summer is swimming. Kids and adults...

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This Bites! Spider Awareness

Is that spider a helpful housemate or a venomous villain?

The itsy bitsy spiders (and the not so itsy bitsy ones) are soon going to be creepy crawling into your home, trying to find shelter from the cold. “Spider season” starts in the fall, with its height happening in September and October. The weather starts getting colder so they’re trying to seek shelter to protect themselves from it. And where better to do that than inside a warm house? But wha...

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Back to School Tips

It's time for school! Here are some tips on how to start the year right!

It's time for school! Here are some tips on how to start the year right! Everyone has to carry a backpack, but you want to make sure that the backpack that your child may be using is big enough to carry all of their school supplies, and is easy (and healthy) to carry around almost all day.   Backpack Safety -Be sure to purchase a lightweight, durable backpack -The shoulder straps should be...

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