Good Sleep Habits Can Reduce Cardiovascular Health Risks

Bug Bites

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June 12, 2019

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Preventing and Treating Bug Bites

Spending more time outside can increase your risk of getting a bug bite. Even something as common as a mosquito bite can cause discomfort or illness. Learn more about preventing and caring for bug bites Insect Bites and Stings.

Good Sleep Habits Can Reduce Cardiovascular Health Risks

A full night’s sleep can do more than make you feel refreshed in the morning. A recent study shows that adolescents with poor sleep quality also had higher blood pressure, bigger waistlines, and lower levels of high density lipoprotein (HDL), or «good» cholesterol. Obesity and other cardiovascular risk factors in childhood often lead to cardiovascular disease later in life. Learn more about the importance of sleep and disorders that may disturb sleeping patterns.

What’s the Difference: Rheumatoid Arthritis or Osteoarthritis?

Do you know the difference between Rheumatoid Arthritis and OsteoarthritisRheumatoid Arthritis is an autoimmune disease that most often affects women. The disease can last for only a short time, or symptoms might come and go. Osteoarthritis breaks down the cartilage in your joints and is the most common form of arthritis. It occurs in men and women and becomes more common as we age.

Histamine: The Stuff Allergies Are Made of

Gesundheit! Have you ever wondered what causes you to sneeze and sniffle in the spring and summer? Check out our video, Histamine: The Stuff Allergies are Made of, to learn exactly what happens when you are affected by allergies.

Staying Safe at Work

Occupational health problems occur at work or because of the kind of work you do.  Learn some basic work place safety tips to reduce your risk of injuries.

Italian Veggie Soup

Take advantage of the fresh vegetables available during the summer with this Italian Veggie Soup. Leave out the meat and use vegetable broth for a tasty vegetarian option!