2014-2016 Data Shows Risk of Meningitis Higher Among College Students

2014-2016 Data Shows Risk of Meningitis Higher Among College Students As students prepare to head off to college, talk to your doctor about vaccination to help prevent meningitis (BPT) – Nicolis “Nico” Williams was a junior at Texas A&M University when one day in February 2011, he had a bad headache after a night out…

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6 simple tips to prevent a fall

6 simple tips to prevent a fall (BPT) – Overwhelmingly, people say that they want to stay independent and in their own home as they age. One way to ensure they can is to learn about fall risks and make changes to reduce their chances of falling. Because, while one in four older adults falls…

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CDC: How to navigate vaccinations for your family

CDC: How to navigate vaccinations for your family (BPT) – Today’s technology provides so much information that learning the essentials about an important topic like vaccination can be overwhelming. Vaccines play an important role in keeping you and your family members healthy, and when you make sure everyone receives the recommended vaccines at the right…

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Keep your family safe: Get rid of unused prescription opioids

Keep your family safe: Get rid of unused prescription opioids (BPT) – Want to help keep your family and community safe? Get rid of any unused prescription opioids that may be in cabinets, drawers or anywhere else you store medicine. What are opioids? Prescription opioids are powerful, pain-reducing medicines. You can find them in pill…

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Kids and screens: Not all screen time is created equal

Kids and screens: Not all screen time is created equal (BPT) – Screen time. You’ve heard the phrase before, and if you’re a parent, you’ve probably agonized over creating a screen time policy for your family. You understandably want a policy that reflects your family values, and you also want to consider your child’s wants,…

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