Halloween is an exciting time for children as they have the once-a-year opportunity to dress up in creative costumes and stroll around the neighborhood gathering candy. This holiday can be fun and memorable, but it’s important to ensure children stay safe and sound while going from door-to-door yelling “Trick-or-treat!”
How Might the Affordable Care Act Affect You?
Express Med of KOP was featured in a segment on the CBS3 11 o’clock news in which Stephanie Stahl investigates alternatives to a primary care physician. Urgent care centers are changing how people view healthcare and could see an increase in patients after the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
Read the report below and watch the segment here!
Healthy Habits You Can Start This Season
They say it takes 21 days to make or break a habit. We can’t speak to the truth of that, but most people have a little more free time in the summer that they can use to work towards a healthier lifestyle. We have a few habits that are easy to start and can make a big difference in long-term health.
Protect Your Family From Diseases Spread by Summer Pests
Summer is the time to play outside, have fun in the sun, and enjoy the company of family and friends in the beautiful weather, but spending more time outdoors during peak insect season does increase the risk of you or a family member contracting an insect-borne disease.
Different areas of the country are hotspots for different diseases, but the most common diseases throughout the U.S. are West Nile virus and Lyme disease. The two vectors for transmitting these diseases to humans are mosquitoes which pass along West Nile virus and ticks which cause Lyme disease.
Don’t Put off Getting Your Child’s Back-to-School or Sports Physical
Now is the time to schedule that physical! Schools in the Philadelphia area have various rules on physical requirements for students, so be sure to get all the specific information you need from your child’s school district or administration office.