Category: Monthly Feature

Seasonal Allergies

This April we are focusing on identifying symptoms and giving you tips on how to help you feel better.
Avoid Triggers:
– Limit outdoor activities during days with high pollen counts
– Keep the windows closed (in the car or at home)
– Take a shower when you get inside
– Turn the air conditioner on or use a HEPA air filter
– If dust mites are a problem, use dust mite pillow or mattress covers
Medicines to help you fee better:
– Salt water (saline) rinses
– Medicines : Cetirizine (Zyrtec), Fexofenadine (Allegra) or Loratadine (Claritin)
– Steroid nasal sprays (Nasacort, Rhinocort, Nasonex, or Flonase)
– Eye drops with ketotifen or pheniramine

February is Children’s Dental Health Month!

The American Dental Association (ADA) wants to bring awareness to parents and kids in maintaining good oral health by brushing, flossing and eating healthy.

Visit Mouth Healthy, brought to you by ADA, for more information and tips on promoting the benefits of good oral health to children, their caregivers, teachers and many others!

Info and activity sheets:

  • Dental Health Month Flyer
  • Crossword Puzzle Activity
  • Maze Activity
  • Coloring Sheet
  • Brushing Calendar Activity
  • Virus or Bacteria? When does your child need antibiotics?

    According to the CDC, antibiotic use is the leading cause of antibiotic resistance. Up to one-third to one-half of antibiotic use in humans is either unnecessary or inappropriate.

    Antibiotics do not fight infections caused by viruses such as colds, flu, most sore throats, and bronchitis. Even many sinus and ear infections can improve without antibiotics. Instead, symptom relief might be the best treatment option for these infections.

    Learn more about appropriate use of antibiotics below:

    Help Stop the Spread of Germs!

    According to the CDC studies have shown that hand washing can prevent 1 in 3 diarrhea-related sicknesses and 1 in 5 respiratory infections, such as a cold or the flu. Learn more about the importance of proper hand washing to help prevent the spread of germs below:

    Flu shots are still available. Call us to schedule an appointment!