National Influenza Vaccination Week

National Influenza Vaccination Week An annual flu vaccine is the first and best way to protect against the flu. December 7-11 is National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW). If you have yet to get your flu vaccine now is the time! It’s the single best way to prevent this serious illness and it’s 100% necessary if […]

Simple Ways to Add Fitness into the Workday

  May is Global Employee Health and Fitness Month, an international observance of health and fitness in the workplace. The goal of GEHFM is to promote the benefits of a healthy lifestyle to employers and their employees through worksite activities, according to the Health and Fitness Month website. There are several ways employers can promote […]

Breathing Easier With Asthma

May is just around the corner. Michigan temperatures are (finally) warming up, flowers are in full bloom and Asthma dangers are heightened due increased outdoor triggers such as smoke, emissions from cars and dust in the air. According to the EPA, Asthma is a serious, sometimes life-threatening chronic respiratory disease that affects roughly 25 million […]

Creating a Safe Prom Promise with your Teen

Prom and season is here and teens all across Michigan will soon be celebrating the end of the school year with prom and graduation parties. Unfortunately with these celebrations come situations where drinking and drug can occur, and prom night has been synonymous with drugs and alcohol-related motor vehicle accidents. The National Highway Traffic Safety […]

When sugar isn’t so sweet: National Diabetes Alert Day raises awareness of the dangers of living with high blood sugar

Diabetes affects more than 29 million people in the United States, or about 10 percent of the population, according to the Center for Disease Control. Diabetes is a group of metabolic diseases which causes high blood sugar levels over a prolonged period. It affects many parts of the body and is associated with serious complications […]

Don’t take Insomnia lying down: 6 steps for better sleep

This week is National Sleep Awareness Week (March 2-8), an annual public education and awareness campaign to promote the importance of sleep, according to the National Sleep Foundation. Sleep plays a vital role in good health and overall well-being. Getting enough quality sleep can protect your mental and physical health and contribute to a healthier […]

Spring is Almost Here! Time for Sports Physicals

Spring is Almost Here! Time for Spring Sports Physicals Michigan Urgent Care and Occupational Health clinics offer convenience to fulfill the MHSAA sports physical exam requirement. In Michigan and in most states across the country, middle and high school student athletes are required to have a current physical exam and medical history form completed every […]