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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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Sports Injuries

Around 1.5 million student athletes suffer from sports-related injuries every year and are taken to various emergency and urgent care departments in the US. The sport that does the most damage to those playing it, though, is often football. People who play football risk more than just shoulder and knee injuries that are common in most sports. The forceful physical contact that is used in footba...

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Get Your Flu Shot!

The best way to avoid the flu, and its possible complications, is to get the annual flu vaccine! The strain of flu that is prevalent each year can vary, and the body’s immunities deteriorate over time, so it is important to get the shot yearly. The flu shot will not give you the flu, though some people can have minor reactions to it. You can still potentially get the flu even if you get the sho...

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Hide the Stash!

Want to monitor the candy intake of your children after trick-or-treating? Don’t let them squirrel it all away in their rooms and eat it at their own leisure. Take the candy and hide the stash out of the reach of children. You’ll be able to make sure they don’t eat too much, and you’ll be able to snag a few pieces for yourself! 

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Candy Detox

Did the kiddos eat a little too much candy last night after trick-or-treating? Hopefully, they didn’t make themselves sick! Help their body detox from all of that sugar by increasing their water intake today. Try to avoid letting them drink sugary drinks and sodas. Pure and simple water will do the trick! Here’s How Much They Should Be Drinking! Toddlers: 2 to 4 cups 4-8 years: 5 cups 9 -...

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Street Crossing Safety!

With the invention of cell phones, people have gotten more and more distracted and less focused on the world around them. Sadly, this even includes crossing the street! Sometimes, we forget the “look both ways” rule while we’re scrolling through Facebook or other social media favorites. This is especially dangerous for children when they’re out trick-or-treating at night on Halloween. Give them...

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Halloween Snacks Part 3

Want a fun treat to give to your boos and ghouls this Halloween season? Give this snack a try! Mummy Dogs 1 sheet of pastry dough (we recommend Pillsbury Crescent Dough Sheets) 10 hot dogs Cooking spray Mustard or ketchup Preheat your oven according to the packaging of the dough you have purchased! Unroll the dough and cut into 4 rectangles. Cut each rectangle lengthwise into 10 strips...

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Halloween Snacks Part 2

It’s still a bit warm down here in the South even when we’re well into October. If your child gets an ice cream craving near Halloween, try giving them this healthy (and spooky) alternative instead! Boo-nana Pops 1 medium banana 1 cup good quality white chocolate* 8 mini chocolate chips for eyes 4 popsicle sticks Cut the banana in half lengthwise, then cut those halves in half so that ...

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Halloween Snacks Part 1

We know it’s hard to get the kiddos to eat healthy food on any day, but it’s often so much harder on Halloween! They just want to gobble down candy and sugar until they’re bouncing off the walls. Try out some of these fun (and healthy) Halloween-themed snacks that will help the kids from filling up on candy! Monster Teeth Sliced granny smith apples, cut into 8 sections 1 cup of organic pea...

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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 tis...

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