Occupational Health refers to the many disciplines devoted to the safety and well-being of employees in the workplace, often concentrating on injury prevention. Even with solid practices in place, accidents do occur, and having an experienced occupational healthcare provider you trust can make all the difference. Workplace injuries can result in lost time, indemnity costs, […]
During flu season, it can be a challenge to decide what you can treat at home and what might require a trip to a medical clinic. The symptoms that come along with the flu will make you feel miserable, but you can typically treat your symptoms at home. If you don’t treat your symptoms properly […]
Did you know that every year, 1 in 6 Americans get sick from consuming contaminated food? Food poisoning, also called foodborne illness, can be life-threatening, and therefore, it is crucial to follow the CDC’s food safety guidelines when cooking.
Food Safety Tips
Wash your hands, surfaces you will be using to cook, utensils and cutting boards with […]
What’s the difference between sprains and strains?
Sprain: an injury to the ligaments, which connect the end of one bone to another
Strain: an injury to a muscle of tendon (which attaches muscle to bone)
When it comes to treating minor injuries, it’s importance to practice the RICE method: rest, ice, compression, and elevation. If the pain is […]
What are the odds of me getting an STD?
If you’re sexually active, you may have had doubts if you’ve contracted a sexually transmitted disease. A sexually transmitted disease (STD) is an infectious illness that is transmitted through unprotected sexual activity. A lot of things factor into the likelihood of getting an STD during any sexual […]
Head lice are tiny parasites that feed on blood from the scalp and reproduce by laying their eggs in the hair. According to the CDC, an estimated 6 million to 12 million infestations occur each year in the United States among children 3 to 11 years of age. Because lice spread easily through direct contact, […]
School is back in session, and we know that can mean (organized) chaos! It may be difficult to get your child fed and out the door in time, but it is crucial for development, both mentally and physically, that children receive proper nutrition throughout the school day. Breakfast keeps your child energized, full and ready […]
When it comes to treating your seasonal allergies with home remedies, there’s usually more fiction than fact. There are healing claims about everything from apple cider vinegar to local bee pollen. The doctors at American Family Care understand that not everyone wants to grab a drug off of the pharmacy counter, but people want to […]
Life might be easier if kids came with an instruction book. Most parents usually have enough questions to fill one and it can be extra difficult when your child is looking to you for answers and you don’t have any. That is especially true when they don’t feel good. All they want is for you […]
Many allergy sufferers feel they are waging a battle with the great outdoors this spring season, trying to keep watery eyes, runny noses and itchy throats from keeping them down. But the truth is, allergies can be triggered just as much by allergens hiding inside your home as they can by the ones outdoors. Before […]