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As seasonal illnesses continue to rise nationwide, it’s essential to recognize some symptoms of strep, flu, COVID-19, and RSV. Keep your family safe by learning more about the following conditions. Strep throat usually presents with headache, sore throat, and fatigue but can include a cough, nausea, and vomiting. When it comes to flu, you’re more likely to see body aches, headaches, fevers, chills, and fatigue, and it hits quickly and hard. You usually feel like you were hit by a…

During this holiday season, ensure you are up to date on the latest guidance around COVID-19, the flu, and RSV as respiratory disease season hits full swing. According to the CDC, respiratory illnesses are rising in most parts of the country, particularly in the South and the West. Do not let your guard down - If your holiday plans involve being around people who are at high risk for severe disease, including elderly adults or people who are immunocompromised, CDC guidance…

Cyberbullying has become a prevalent issue among today's children, and it is crucial that we recognize and address this problem. In the digital age, kids no longer differentiate between online and offline interactions, making cyberbullying just as harmful as traditional bullying. To shed light on this issue, here are five common forms of cyberbullying that everyone should be aware of: Harassment: Repeatedly enacting abusive behavior against someone online. Masquerading: Pretending to be someone you’re not to hurt someone else. Resulting…

Obesity in children can lead to health problems, including high blood pressure, diabetes, and even heart disease. According to the CDC, over the past three decades, childhood obesity rates have tripled in the U.S., and today, the country has some of the highest obesity rates in the world. One out of six children are obese, and one out of three is overweight or obese. Obesity can harm nearly every system in a child’s body-heart and lungs, muscles and bones, kidneys,…

Did you know that Ovarian cancer is the fifth most common cancer among women? September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, and it is important to raise awareness. Pay attention to your body and learn to recognize some of the most common symptoms listed here: • Indigestion • Feeling bloated • pain in the pelvis or abdomen, • Urgent and/or frequent urination Early detection is crucial - Let's spread awareness about ovarian cancer and encourage women to prioritize their health. If…

Rainbow fentanyl is a brightly colored powdered version of the toxic opioid that is highly addictive and deadly. Fentanyl comes in many forms, including powder, pills, capsules, liquid, a nasal spray, skin patches, or sometimes as a lollipop or tablet that dissolves like a cough drop. It is difficult to differentiate powdered fentanyl from other substances; therefore, it can be ingested unknowingly if mixed with other drugs, including cocaine, heroin, ecstasy, and meth. The effects of this drug are devastating,…