Written by on 6/26/2015 5:00:00 PM
The Fourth of July is a time for BBQ's, parades and fireworks. Fireworks can be a fun and memorable way to celebrate special events, but it's important to keep safety top-of-mind.
"The use of fireworks can be dangerous," said Dr. Richard Hon, medical director for MedCheck and occupational health programs at Community Health Network. "It is critical to follow all safety guidelines and carefully supervise children."
The National Safety Council suggests these precautions while using fireworks: continue reading ...
Written by on 6/17/2015 6:00:00 AM
The idea of eating a healthy diet and committing to an exercise plan can seem daunting for some. However, having a support system of other people can help you stay the course and accomplish your goals.
Tracy Knox, a school-based nurse at Community Health Network, has taken a group-oriented approach to weight loss and implemented a health challenge at her workplace. Knox split coworkers into teams and challenged them to eat well and exercise. The team that collectively lost the most weight received a reward for the efforts. continue reading ...
Written by on 6/10/2015 6:00:00 AM
Summer is the perfect time to enjoy the great outdoors. It’s also the height of tick season. Whether you’re spending a week at camp or taking an afternoon hike, you may come across ticks, especially in deep wooded areas. There are two main types of ticks: Deer ticks and dog ticks. Deer ticks are brown and about the size of a pencil point - they carry Lyme disease. Dog ticks are about the size of a pencil eraser and do not transmit Lyme disease.
Here is what you need to know about tick prevention: continue reading ...
Written by on 5/21/2015 3:45:00 PM
Headed to a summer cookout? You don't have to ditch your healthy eating habits to enjoy the festivities.
- Don’t show up to the event starving. You’ll be more likely to overeat. continue reading ...
Written by on 5/12/2015 5:00:00 PM
There's no better way to cool off in the summer than with a dip in the water. Whether you're splashing in a pool or setting sail on a lake, here are some important water safety tips to remember:
- Swim in designated areas supervised by lifeguards.
- Always swim with a buddy; do not allow anyone to swim alone. Even at a public pool or a lifeguarded beach, use the buddy system! continue reading ...