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Don't Lose Your Footing!

Slips and Falls

Did you know that according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) falls are the leading cause of accidental deaths and injuries among the elderly population of America? And according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), slips, trips, and falls make up the majority of workplace accidents. Those are some pretty harrowing facts. Elderly people aren’t the o...

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Maybe It's Not Just a Cold...

Watch Out for RSV!

The winter season brings with it many different illnesses. Illnesses such as the cold and flu become increasingly common as the weather gets colder, but along with them comes respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). Just the name of that virus may send a shiver down the spines of many of you. Even though RSV usually just presents itself with the symptoms of a cold— if it shows any symptoms at all— it...

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Get Your End of Year Wellness Visit!

The end of the year is fast approaching, so you should come to HealthCARE Express to get your wellness visits done if you haven’t yet.           Some Examples of Wellness Visits Cancer screenings Women need to have breast cancer screenings done every one or two years after they turn 40, and men should have prostate cancer screenings every year after 45. People with a personal or family hi...

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The Grown-Up's Chicken Pox

  I’m sure you’ve all heard that once you get chicken pox you’ll never get it again, and while that’s true if you came down with chickenpox in the past it’s possible that you may eventually find yourself with a case of shingles. Shingles is most common in the elderly but can develop in children and young people if they have had chickenpox. The chickenpox virus stays dormant in your body even...

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We Don't Kiss and Tell... But Mono Does

Infectious mononucleosis, or simply “mono,” is a disease most commonly associated with teenagers and young adults. This is due to the stigma of mono being the “kissing disease.” It’s called this because it is transmitted through infected people’s saliva, so it is possible to contract it through kissing. Despite its nickname, though, it is far more common for people to get mono through sharing d...

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No Tricks, Just Treats! - Halloween Safety!

It’s almost time for Halloween! You can almost hear the moaning ghosts and rattling bones… Soon, costumed kiddos, young and old, are going to be running the streets, searching for houses giving out candy. But as fun as Halloween is, it can be pretty dangerous and unhealthy for children. So, HealthCARE Express is here to give you a few tips to have a safe and healthy Halloween. Only use short...

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Beat the Bug!

Family time is the best time to spread love, and pictures are the best way to capture these special moments! But there’s one thing you don’t want to capture or spread when you’re huddled up together for a group photo… germs. What started out as just a tummy ache with everyone’s favorite five-year-old can quickly turn into the stomach flu for the entire family!  While it is often referred to as...

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Easy Ways to be a Germ Fighting Superstar!

Try as we might, it’s almost impossible to avoid getting sick. Too many people don’t know how to properly prevent the spread of germs and disease, so sickness spreads easily between people at work and school. There are ways to lessen the spread of germs, though! Follow these tips and you can (hopefully) avoid taking a sick day and missing out on those precious moments with the family: Stay h...

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Don't Get Your Ankles In A Twist!

You thought the family playing a round of touch football before the big game would be a better alternative to them trashing the house, but there are twists in every great plan… ankle twists to be more specific. More accurately, a twisted ankle is a sprained ankle. Sprains occur when a ligament is stressed to the point of tearing. Ligaments, of course, are the fibers that connect your bones to ...

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Tackling Concussions with Brainscope One!

It’s the big game. Your team makes a perfect play and the ball is now in your hands. As you run across the field towards the field goal players from the other team rush you and bring you to the ground. Even though you’re wearing a helmet, your head strikes the ground too hard. Since then, you haven’t felt well. Your vision is a bit spotty and you’re feeling kind of nauseated. You may have a co...

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