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10 Critical Diabetes Facts

Diabetes is a serious disease affecting millions of people around the world. It’s a chronic illness that affects the body’s ability to break food down into energy. When you eat, the food becomes glucose, which is then released into your bloodstream. The glucose is used as energy because of a hormone called “insulin” that’s produced…

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…

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…

National Radon Action Month: 5 Fast Facts

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Keeping your home safe is likely one of your highest priorities, especially if you’re raising a family. But you may not know about some things that endanger your home; for example, radon gas. Radon is a radioactive gas that can lead to lung cancer. Radon does appear naturally, which means that there is a level…