Posts Categorized: Health Awareness

Poison Prevention: 5 Things to Know

Poison prevention week

Poisoning is a more serious risk than most people realize. Of all the emergency room visits that occur every year, drug-related poisonings are responsible for 700,000 of them. Poisonings are linked to over 35,000 yearly deaths. This makes poisonings the number one cause of injury death. The third week of March (March 17-23) is Poison…

Pet Poison Prevention: Keeping Your Pets Safe

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If you own a pet, you likely take great care of it. Unfortunately, there are a lot of things from which you need to protect your pets. Pet poisonings are too common. It’s estimated there are around 100,000 pet poison cases in the U.S. every year. It’s critical for you to take precautions to prevent…

March is about Sleep Awareness

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The second week of March (This year, 8th-14th) is Sleep Awareness Week. Sleep is often taken for granted, yet it’s absolutely critical to your overall health. The National Sleep Foundation wants to spread awareness of the importance of sleep. The Importance of Sleeping Enough Not only is it important that you sleep enough every night,…

National Children’s Dental Health Month

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One of the biggest health problems facing children in the U.S. is tooth decay. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry estimates over half of all U.S. children will be affected by cavities before they reach the age of five. This makes it one of the most common chronic conditions of childhood in the country. Cavities…

National Burn Awareness Week

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February’s National Burn Awareness Week reminds us of how dangerous burns can be. According to the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System, almost 70,000 people were admitted to the emergency room in 2018 as a result of contact burns. Even more, concerning was almost one-third of those people were children under the age of five. This…