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The Importance of Sports Physicals for Student Athletes

Fall sports are here, which means that if your child is participating, they will need to undergo a physical! Based on requirements put forth by your school district, your child may need to have a physical before the first practice or tryouts. A sports physical is critical to making sure your child can safely participate …

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Why DOT Physicals Are Important for School Bus Drivers

With the school year fast approaching, school bus drivers are going to be in high demand to make sure each student has a method of getting to school on time. In order to maintain your certification as a driver, you may be required by the school district to undergo periodic DOT physicals. While the examination …

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Tick Bite Prevention & Treatment

Did you know that tick season starts in the late spring and lasts into the fall? The small insects thrive in warm temperatures, especially near bodies of water. Throughout New Jersey, there are four main types of ticks that can spread different strains of disease, including Lyme Disease. In order to prevent tick bites, there …

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Tips for National Safety Month

June is National Safety Month, dedicated to preventing injuries at school, work and at home. While accidents are bound to occur anywhere, there are several steps you can take to reduce the risk of slips, falls and other incidents. Prevent Poisoning Children are naturally curious and are bound to explore try things, including putting things …

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Types of Employment Physicals

If your profession has required medical standards set by local, state or federal government, you will most likely need to undergo routine physicals as a part of your hiring process or continued certification. Employment physicals cannot be used against an employee and can only be requested once an offer has been made, but certain professions …

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Common Spring Allergies

Temperatures are climbing, which means more allergens may be floating through the air. If you experience a flare-up of symptoms, several potential factors may be the culprit. Making sure you are prepared for a reaction is critical to maintaining your health through the weeks and months you are at risk. Pollen Pollen is produced by …

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Healthy Eating Habits for National Nutrition Month

National Nutrition Month is an annual campaign dedicated to healthy eating observed each March. The goal of the campaign is to encourage people of all ages to make healthy choices when it comes to food, following a balanced diet and getting enough exercise throughout the day. There are several steps you can take to change …

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Symptoms of the Chickenpox

One of the most common childhood illnesses is chickenpox. Brought on by the varicella virus, the chickenpox is highly contagious among those who have not had it and affects almost everyone who has not been vaccinated by adulthood. Since your child is in close contact with other children at school all day, they may become …

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What You Should Know About Hand, Foot & Mouth Disease

Have you recently noticed a rash forming on your child’s hands, feet or near their mouth? Your child may have come into contact with hand, foot and mouth disease. Most common in children under the age of 5, it is a highly contagious virus that can spread to adults through direct contact with unwashed hands …

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