Entries by Steve Horvitz

Scare Safe: Best Practices for Trick-or-Treaters

When someone says Halloween, naturally what comes to mind are costumes, sweets, and of course the phrase “trick or treat.” However, safety should be part of your list. Every year, there are an estimated 3,800 Halloween-related injuries according to Protect America. So how do we make this spooky night a little safer? Follow these best […]

What You Need To Know About Hepatitis

One of the biggest health threats in the world is hepatitis. Hepatitis is a very dangerous virus that comes in many forms, but they all have major impact on the liver. Over 300 million people are affected by this disease, many of whom are undiagnosed and untreated. Every 28th of July, organizations celebrate World Hepatitis […]

Breaking Down Mental Health

Mental health is an issue that affects millions of Americans. According to MentalHealth.gov, one in five adults experienced a mental health issue, and one in ten young people experienced a period of major depression. Signs of mental disorder may show as early as 14 years old, however, less than 20% of cases with diagnosable problems […]

Managing the Allergens

The change of weather also leads to added allergen substances in the environment – welcome to allergy season. Itchy eyes, runny noses, and sore throat are only some of the inconveniences that encompass this season. Trying to find the right medications to relieve your symptoms can also be an exhausting task.  However, if you are […]

Why Environmental Health Matters

Each first full week of April celebrates National Public Health Week. The goals of this week are to identify the issues that impact poor health and disease risks for individuals and communities and to start conversations and develop strategies that help build a healthier nation. Each day of the week focuses on a different aspect […]

Spring Into Action

It appears winter is behind us (fingers crossed!). Short sleeves, ice cream, and warm nights aren’t the only reasons to get excited for spring. The season also brings surprisingly great health benefits as well. Of the many benefits that encompass spring, Everyday Health narrowed it down to six things that should excite you and your […]

Patrollin’ Your Colon

There are many leading causes of death, chief among them is cancer. Among the cancers specifically, the third most common, and second leading cause of death is colorectal cancer. This is one of many reasons March is recognized as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Affecting people of all races and ages, the goal is to spread […]

Keeping Your Heart Healthy – The Importance of Blood Pressure Screenings

While February may be best known for Valentine’s Day, it’s also American Heart Month. This is a period geared towards spreading awareness of cardiovascular disease, and encouraging your family and friends to be proactive in monitoring their heart health. One of the best ways to do that is getting a heart health screening. There are […]

Wash, Rinse, Repeat!

The little things. It’s always the little things that are often overlooked, but can carry the most importance. Fresh air. Cold pillows. A good breakfast. Washing your hands. Few have the impact of the latter. Washing your hands is one of the most important steps to not only protecting your own health, but also prevention […]

[Healthy] Thanksgiving!

If you haven’t heard already, there’s a pretty big holiday coming up soon: Thanksgiving. In a time of reminiscing and gathering of friends, family, and loved ones, the main star on this day is the food. With an assortment of people and traditions, there’s always an abundance of dishes available to consume. However, how can […]