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First Aid Kit Essentials for Parents

Every parent knows that when your child is sick or hurt, the last thing you want is to be unprepared. St. Claire Pediatrics provider Tabitha Sims, APRN, gives her recommendations on what you should keep in your first aid kit to be prepared for the next ouch that occurs. “A kit that is tailored to your family’s needs can be a life-saver. My suggestion would be to start with a store bought kit and add tools and medications based on the ages and health concerns of your kids,” says Sims.

Preventing and Detecting Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer. Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays is the most important preventable risk factor for skin cancer. Following these tips can help you protect yourself and your family from skin cancer.

Is Stress Hijacking Your Health?

Being pulled in a million directions can sometimes feel like the norm when balancing relationships, work, kids and all the other things life throws your way. Stress can be a common feeling but how you deal with stress may determine how healthy you are.

Get Active, Get Fit, Get Heart Healthy!

One of the best ways to reduce the risk of any heart-related disease is to lead an active lifestyle. Building an exercise plan can help you stay active, track goals and keep you motivated. Does the thought of starting a routine overwhelm you? You don’t have to start running a marathon to be “Heart Healthy”! As little as 30 minutes of light exercise a day can and will benefit your well-being.

What You Need to Know - Hepatitis A

“Hepatitis A is highly contagious, therefore vaccination is key” says William Melahn, MD, SCH Chief Medical Officer. “Vaccination is the best way to prevent infection for you and your family.”

Food Safety Tips

A healthy diet with fruits and vegetables provides important health benefits, but selecting, storing and preparing them is just as important!

Managing Your Spring Allergies

If you suffer from “hay fever” in the spring, chances are it’s caused by a sensitivity to pollen from trees, grasses or weeds.

Colorectal Cancer Awareness

March is colorectal cancer awareness month.

Treating and Preventing Nose Bleeds

While nosebleeds generally aren't serious, it is important to know how to treat and prevent them as well as when to seek medical attention from a healthcare provider

Healthy Mouths, Healthy Kids

Tooth decay is the single most common chronic childhood disease.