Posts By: Diana Schweikhart, R.N., COHN-S

Protect your skin with sunscreen

Sun protection may not be on your mind every time you venture outdoors, but your skin needs to be protected for your safety. What is SPF? SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor. When you pick up a bottle of sunscreen, you will find a SPF number on the package. These numbers range from two to…
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Handwashing 101

Just about everything we come in contact with everyday harbors bacteria, viruses and germs — doorknobs, keyboards, cell phones, elevator buttons, faucet handles, shopping carts, gas pumps. With germs lurking everywhere it’s important to ensure good hand hygiene to prevent the spread of illness. Below are a few facts that may inspire you and your…
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Important flu vaccine information

Benefits of getting a flu vaccine Flu vaccination can keep you from getting sick with the flu. This protection also means you are not spreading influenza to family, friends and co-workers. Vaccination can help protect people who are at greater risk of getting seriously ill from the flu, like older adults and those with chronic…
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Truth about the flu vaccine

Some people just don’t like shots. Others have heard myths about the flu vaccine. But this time of year, it’s important to consider getting a flu shot to keep yourself and those around you healthy. Let’s explore common misconceptions about the flu vaccine. Can I get the flu from getting the flu shot? No. You…
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Flu facts

It’s a fact that the flu vaccine is the best way to prevent yourself and your family from the flu. The flu is a much discussed topic this time of the year because it is a contagious respiratory illness that can cause mild to severe illness. For those with a weakened immune system, the flu can…
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