Hepatitis A: Another Great Reason to Wash Your Hands

As kids, we’re all taught the importance of washing our hands. Elementary school teachers even teach us songs to sing while we scrub so that we can make sure we’ve been soaped up long enough before we rinse. If you grow up and go into the healthcare field, you’re taught how to REALLY wash your…

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Spring Forward for Your Employees

It’s no secret that healthcare has become confusing, expensive, and a topic of hot debate with no end in sight. Some states are seeing plan premiums increase up to 66%, higher deductibles, and smaller networks. Now that the healthcare mandate has been lifted, there is a bit of relief as more options are now available…

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Measles OutBreak Continues

Measles has reared its’ viral head. First documented by a Persian doctor in the 9th century AD, measles is an acute, highly contagious disease – one that can cause blindness, deafness, and brain damage, even death. It is spread through the air by coughing or sneezing – living for up to two hours in the…

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What Causes Blood in Urine?

No one likes to have a reason for making a last-minute appointment with a doctor. Unfortunately, if you’ve recently noticed blood in your urine, the need to determine the causes might just make a doctor’s visit an inescapable fact, especially if it’s persistent. Most of what causes blood in urine is relatively harmless, but it…

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What Is Acute Care?

Most people don’t know what the term “acute care” means, and with good reason. Unless they’re in the medical field, they don’t have a need for knowing what it is; but when you’re seeking out medical care in an urgent situation, you might start wondering what is acute care and where do I find it? …

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Teens & Drugs – Don’t Wait Until it’s Too Late

Have the Talk It’s so important to keep the lines of communication open with your teens. Talk to your teens about drugs and what can happen when things get out of control. Know the Signs Poor academic performance Missing school Getting into trouble at school Becoming defiant Increased illegal behavior Decreased interest in activities Changing…

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Are Employee Health Benefits Taxable?

As with anything that deals with taxes, the issue of offering health benefits raises a great deal of questions for many people, not the least of which – especially for small business owners – is: Are employee health benefits taxable? It’s an important question, and it’s an important one to get right, because incorrect filing…

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Understanding DOT Blood Pressure Guidelines

Driving a commercial vehicle is a great responsibility, and one that certainly comes with a number of considerations that determine which individuals can properly handle that responsibility. For that reason, the DOT requires all applicants for DOT licenses pass various tests and undergo certain health evaluations before being granted their card.  Running the Numbers Blood…

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Don’t Spread the Love!

How hard is it to arrange an STD test? Getting an STD test is easy at ProHealth. For most tests, you don’t need a doctor’s note or even an appointment. If you are experiencing symptoms of an STD or believe you have been exposed to one, visit one of our walk-in clinics or lab work…

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