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Portion Control for Diabetics

Those with diabetes know just how important managing what they eat and portion control is. Eating too much or too little can throw your blood glucose levels out of whack. It’s a careful balance that is individual to each person, depending on the severity of the disease. If you’re diabetic and have been eating healthily but have still been dealing with fluxes in your blood sugar, maybe your port...

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Drug and Alcohol Clearing House - HCE Occupational Medicine

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse goes into effect on January 6, 2020. The Clearinghouse is a secure online database that gives employers and other authorized users information about commercial driver’s licenses and allows permit holders access to information needed to make informed safety decisions.   Beginning January 6, 2020 employers will be ab...

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Try the Pill Trick!

We all remember growing up and making that leap from taking liquid medicine to taking a pill! Many of us might remember struggling with swallowing a pill for the first time— maybe the first several times. Now, you have your own child struggling with the same issue. How do you help them get used to it?  First, before you move your child from liquid medicine to pills, make sure they are old enou...

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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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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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