• Avoiding Winter-Related Back Pain and Injury

    Avoiding Winter-Related Back Pain and Injury

    Nicole Amell, LPN, Clinical Lead The tri-state area can be unpredictable when it comes to winter weather. Along with the risk of icy roads and walkways, common winter injuries seen at Tower Health Urgent Care include back and shoulder pain from shoveling snow. Fortunately, there are methods to prevent this type of injury and muscle

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  • November is National Diabetes Awareness Month

    November is National Diabetes Awareness Month

    According to The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, “Diabetes is one of the leading causes of disability and death in the United States.” Without treatment, it could potentially result in blindness, nerve damage, kidney disease, and other health problems. Over 30 million Americans have been diagnosed with diabetes, and about 84 million adults

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  • October is Fire Prevention Month!

    October is Fire Prevention Month!

    The U.S. Fire Administration reports that fires kill more than 4,000 Americans each year and approximately injure 20,000 more.  Across America, our fire departments respond to nearly 2 million fires each year. Our homes are our sanctuaries.  This month, take the time to make sure your family is prepared in case of a fire. Here

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  • Influenza and Prevention

    Influenza and Prevention

    Influenza (flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and sometimes the lungs. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting a flu vaccine each year. Signs and symptoms of the flu

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  • October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    Beyond the pink ribbons, special product fundraisers, and the pastel sea of color that marks October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month offers a reason to celebrate and to reflect. Breast Cancer Awareness Month celebrates the 3.5 million survivors of breast cancer, and emphasizes the need to continue research to cure the disease. More than 3.5 million

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  • September is Baby Safety Month

    September is Baby Safety Month

    What is it? Baby Safety Month was established on September 1, 2015 by the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA). Stemming from the national observance known as “Expectant Mother’s Day,” Baby Safety Month is now celebrated annually to educate parents on proper precautions to keep their infant healthy and safe. What do I need to know?

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  • Sunburn


    August and September are prime times for getting sunburns at home and at the shore.  Remember, this is a true burn, with a thermal cause – Ultraviolet light.  Burns occur from both UV-A and UV-B light.  So look for protection that blocks both types. SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor and is used to estimate

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  • Bee and Wasp Stings

    Bee and Wasp Stings

    Bee and wasp stings can cause various reactions, ranging from temporary pain and discomfort to a severe allergic reaction. Having one type of reaction doesn’t mean you’ll always have the same reaction every time you’re stung.  Most of the time, bee sting symptoms are minor and include: Instant, sharp burning pain at the sting site

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