Why You (Probably) Don’t Need A Yearly Physical

Yearly Physicals For a long time, it was accepted wisdom that everybody needs to get an annual physical. However, recent studies have found that yearly physicals don’t do much for healthy adults. “I only recommend annual physicals for certain people,” Jeremy Gabrysch, MD said. “Multiple studies have shown that they are not necessary in otherwise healthy, asymptomatic people. The likelihood …

Don’t Poison Your Kids: Summer Cookout Safety

It’s summertime – the heat is on and your crew is hungry. For many of us that means cooling off in the pool or at the lake, firing up the grill and diving into yummy summer desserts like ice cream and fresh fruit.  Keep everyone happy and healthy while you prepare that delicious cookout. The last thing you want is …

And The Finger’s Red Glare: 4th of July Firework Safety

Celebrate and Play it Safe The Fourth of July is approaching, and with it, the time-honored American tradition of playing with explosive things where the emphasis is more on spectacle than on safety. It’s a tradition that goes back 239 years. We set off small explosions on the Fourth of July because John Adams wanted us to. Before the Declaration …

Why is Zika called the “quiet virus?”

Zika Virus Explained It’s summertime, and the urge to get outside and have some fun in the sun is just about impossible to resist. But there’s something serious to keep in mind once the sun goes down. That’s because dusk is when mosquitoes start to swarm, and since those annoying critters can spread the dreaded Zika virus, it’s more important …