Almost 24 million Americans live with an autoimmune disease—and many of them are women.
Your immune system is your body’s strongest defense against outside attackers, whether these are environmental factors or common bacteria and viruses you pick up from other people. So what happens when it turns on itself? Read More
Anyone can have a stroke. Everyone should be ready. Learn the F.A.S.T. warning signs! Read More
Your house is messy, and you feel miserable. Believe it or not, research has shown it’s common to feel this way.
According to a National Sleep Foundation survey, roughly 75 percent of people sleep better when they have clean sheets. Additionally, individuals who live in clean homes are generally healthier than their counterparts living in clutter, according to research conducted at Indiana University. Read More
Test your knowledge about this vital annual vaccine.
True or False:
- If you received a flu shot last year, you don’t need to get another one
- Everyone should get a flu shot
- A flu shot is the only way to protect yourself against the flu
This year's flu season is already the most widespread on record since health officials began keeping track 13 years ago, and has already caused the deaths of more children than what normally would be expected at this time of the year, federal health officials have said. What can I do to avoid getting sick?
Car travel provides greater control over your environment than other types of transportation. It also gives you freedom to modify your itinerary based on weather conditions and your health. Follow these tips for safe travel.
Prior to your trip, schedule a checkup with your primary care physician or board-certified allergist and discuss your travel plans. Review your Asthma or Anaphylaxis Action Plan, talk about the allergens, irritants or activities that tend to set off your symptoms and what steps you can take while traveling to stay healthy.
Source: The Allergy Asthma Network Read More
December 3rd through 9th spotlights the importance of Influenza Vaccination and handwashing awareness and staying healthy.
CDC established National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW) in 2005 to highlight the importance of continuing flu vaccination through the holiday season and beyond. Read More
You don't have to be a cynic about health risks to doubt the value of lots of chemicals attached to almost everything you use.
A dose of health skepticism is healthy. Read More
Each November communities across the country observe National Diabetes Month to bring attention to diabetes and its impact on millions of Americans. Read More
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to raise awareness of breast cancer risks, the value of screening and early detection, and treatment options available to women and men who are diagnosed with one of the many forms of breast cancer.
Ask the Nurse: Things you should know about Advair Read More
We Can! (Ways to Enhance Children's Activity & Nutrition) is a national movement designed to give parents, caregivers, and entire communities a way to help children 8 to 13 years old stay at a healthy weight.
Eat right - From cooking to food shopping, get tips for choosing smart foods for your family.
Get Active - Learn how to make family time active to maintain a healthy weight.
Reduce Screen Time - Step away from the screen! Find out how to limit computer and TV time.
Diet and exercise aren’t the only factors that positively influence your heart’s well-being. Read More
Here are four unexpected things you can do to promote good heart health.
1. Make time for a laugh.
2. Own a furry friend.
3. Think optimistically.
4. Say “I do.”
Summer heat can increase the risk for heat-related illness like heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Learn how to beat the heat and enjoy your summer safely. Read More
Make sure your vaccine records are up to date! Read More
The Lake County Health Department/Community Health Center encourages county residents to take precautions against ticks, which can carry diseases such as Lyme disease. Once considered a rare illness in Lake County, Lyme disease is becoming more common in the area. Read More