National Rip Current Awareness Week!

With summer fast approaching, and my mind on my upcoming beach vacation, I thought it was really appropriate to highlight some important safety tips from NOAA this week. Check water conditions before going in by looking at the local beach forecast before you leave for the beach and talking to the lifeguard at the beach. Only swim…

June is National Safety Month!

This week’s topic is emergency preparedness. Stuff happens, being ready for it can make all the difference when it does. Hey, wait… That sounds a lot like insurance. 😉   Having a stocked First Aid Kit, knowing CPR, and knowing how to get help can literally save lives.   What to know more? Check out…

Anaphylaxis is terrifying. Do you know what to do?

If asthma is scary… Anaphylaxis is terrifying. Especially if you are a parent of a kid with severe allergies.   Anaphylaxis is a serious allergic reaction that involves more than one organ system (for example, skin, respiratory tract, and/or gastrointestinal tract). It can begin very rapidly, and symptoms may be severe or life-threatening.   This…

Asthma… What does it cost us?

Most people think of asthma as the bigger, meaner cousin of allergies, but there is more to the story. Asthma is one of this country’s most common and costly diseases. Each year it causes almost 2 million emergency room visits. The direct costs, including hospital stays, are nearly $50.1 billion each year. The indirect costs, like…

May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month!

May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month! Unfortunately these diseases are very common. In fact Asthma affects 24 million Americans, and more than 50 million Americans have all types of allergies – pollen, skin, latex and more. While there is no cure for asthma and allergies, many related deaths are preventable with proper treatment…

Wow! Check out those beautiful shoes!

We ladies love our pretty, and impractical, shoes. Even I am guilty of this at times, and as most of you know I tend to be more practical than many. Here are some potential issues to keep an eye out for… They may just help you survive those killer heels. http://www.foothealthfacts.org/Content.aspx?id=1141 Be Well. – Rose First published…

Let’s hit the road!

Today’s tip will really get you up and running. We have all had shoes that just don’t work out for us at one time or another… but the absolute worst is when your running shoes aren’t keeping up with your needs. Don’t get slowed down and be sure you get the right shoes for you…

Be sweet to your feet. Foot care for Diabetics.

Today’s tip to help keep your toes tapping is about Diabetes and it’s affect on your feet. Most people know Diabetes is bad for your heart and kidneys, but did you it is also REALLY hard on your feet. It puts you at much higher risk of injuries and infection which can lead to amputation….

April is “Foot Health Awareness Month”

All of us have said we are “dead on our feet,” at one point of another. So since April is “Foot Health Awareness Month” I plan to share tips and info on those two little things that keep us all grounded. So to “kick it off” here are some pedicure pointers from our friends at…