As we enter the end of the calendar year and approach the fall and winter season, many people are cooped up inside, and more than likely sharing space with their loved ones who are coughing and sneezing. While you may not be able to completely prevent you and your loved ones from getting sick every year, […]
The gym helps you look good and feel good, but if you happen to get sick from working out in a germ-infested environment, you won’t look so good and feel so good if you catch a cold. Gyms are breeding grounds for germs that can make you sick and put you out for a few […]
Warmups and cooldowns are essential to your workout, and done correctly, they can reduce your risk of injury, improve your overall athletic performance, and increase your desired fitness results.
Even though it may take a few extra minutes away from your workout, it can be easy to fall into the habit of not warming up or […]
The school year will be here before we know it, which means the fall sports season is here too, too.
Before running off to the first soccer or football practice of the season, you need to make sure your child receives their sports physical.
Why does my child need a sports physical?
A sports physical can help identify […]
Summertime should be a time for activities in the sun & lots of fun! But we have to be very mindful of paying attention to what our bodies need. The body is made up of about 60% of water. This means we have to constantly be replenishing the body when we are losing water. If we […]
Poison ivy is the most common allergy in the United States, affecting about 50 million people every year. The rash from poison ivy is caused by an allergic reaction to urushiol, an oily substance in the leaves, stems and roots of poison ivy, through direct contact. Urushiol is also found in poison oak and poison […]
Summertime brings many opportunities for outdoor activities. From camping and hiking to playing tag in the backyard, kids and adults alike can enjoy the warm weather. Make sure your family takes the following precautions to avoid missing outdoor fun due to mosquito and tick bites.
Before you go outside:
Use bug repellent on your skin and […]
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 […]