Sun Smarts this Summer

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. Protecting yourself from painful sunburn may not just save your skin, it may save your life. Summer is the time of year to lay by the pool, spend time outdoors and unfortunately, deal with sunburn. Though sunburn is irritating, it is generally harmless and […]

Sparking Safety When Using Fireworks This Holiday

The Fourth of July is a time for pool parties, barbecues and of course, fireworks. Shooting off fireworks and lighting sparklers are a fun and time honored tradition for celebrating our nation’s independence. All too often though backyard displays cause quickly turn tragic with injuries, burns, and fire. According to the National Fire Protection Association, […]

Dehydration: It’s more than just thirst

Water is important all the time, especially in warm weather as it keeps the body from overheating. It also regulates your body temperature, lubricates your joints and also helps transport nutrients to your body to keep you healthy. Dehydration is more than being hot and thirsty. It is a progressive condition that occurs when your […]

Your First Aid Essentials for Summer

It’s summer! The warm, sunny weather, hanging out by the water, outdoor activities, bug bites, poison ivy, cuts, bruises and more! Don’t let summer get the best of you––having the essentials in your first aid kit can potentially avoid a trip to the urgent care or emergency room. Sunscreen This seems like a simple idea […]

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 […]