Do I Need a Flu Shot?

Though the flu shot has been around and considered safe for healthy adults for many years now, there is still a question whether most healthy individuals should even bother getting a flu shot. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention do recommend that every American over the age of six months receive a flu vaccine…

Student Vaccinations: Protecting your Child’s Health

Vaccines may be under debate everywhere you go, but when it comes to school, they are a requirement. No matter what your qualms are, vaccines serve an important purpose, especially for youth. Children’s immune systems are not developed as well as adults’ and often cannot fight off serious infections. The infections that vaccines have been…

What’s Causing My Summer Allergies?

Once spring is over, most people assume that allergy season is also over. They believe they will get relief from those itchy, watery eyes and runny noses. However, summer brings on its own set of allergies, whether you expect it or not. The heat and dryness may mean that much of that pesky tree pollen…

What You Need to Know About Mosquito Bites

Summer is supposed to be a time of family fun, sunshine and relaxation. After all, summer is synonymous with no school, pool parties and beaches. However, summer is also known for mosquitoes. You might think mosquitoes and the bites they leave are simply irritating, but there is much more to a mosquito bite than meets…

Understanding Swimmer’s Ear: How to Help Prevent It

Swimmer’s ear is an infection that occurs in the outer ear canal extending form the ear drum. This happens when water remains in your ear after being in water. Swimming is the most common culprit, but baths and showers can cause swimmer’s ear as well. Sometimes swimmer’s ear can be caused by putting objects in…

Vitamin D and the Link to Broken Bones

When was the last time your Vitamin D level was checked by your physician? If you are unsure, it might be time to get checked especially if you have a history of joint and bone issues. Vitamins play an essential role in our health, but it is not until recently that individual vitamins were researched…