First job? I was a basket boy at the Farmington pool across the street from my house. I was the guy who took your stuff to store in a basket while you swam. It was a short-lived job, and then I became a lifeguard. I liked being outside, and learning the skills to keep a safe environment.
Remember having chickenpox as a kid? It might strike again . . . as shingles.
Shingles is common: Almost 1 out of 3 Americans will get shingles in their lifetime – and adults 60 and older make up about half of all cases.
So, how do health professionals stay well when they’re exposed to germs all day? And what’s their advice for you?
“I wash my hands . . . all the time!” – Becky, RN
Construction is now underway to expand downtown healthcare resources in the Sterling Pharmacy building on Division Street at 7th Street.
The building will house a new Express Care Clinic for Northfield Hospital + Clinics, delivering care for common illnesses with no appointment necessary in a convenient location and at convenient hours, including evenings and weekends.
Eighty four million Americans have prediabetes. Are you one?
Prediabetes is a serious health condition where blood sugar levels are higher than normal (but not as high as type 2 diabetes). Prediabetes put you at increased risk of heart disease, and stroke as well as developing type 2 diabetes.
Because there are no clear symptoms of prediabetes, 90% who have it . . . don’t know it.
It’s important to talk to your doctor about getting your blood sugar tested if you have any of these risk factors for prediabetes: