Pencils, Books and Dirty Looks: Helping Your Child Handle Back-to-School Stress

Back to School Stress

From nursery school to college, going back to school can be a source of stress. Young children may have separation anxiety, and students of any age can face bullying. High school students may worry about their GPAs, and freshmen college students may struggle with entering a new phase in life. Here is an overview of the stressors your children may ... Read More...

Back To School Eye Exams

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  It’s back to school time again. New teachers, new seating assignments, and, perhaps, newly acquired vision changes. In a whirl of coordinating schedules, your child’s eyesight issues may go unnoticed. Be proactive about your child’s vision care. Because there is often a stigma associated with wearing glasses, a child may be ... Read More...

First Date with Your New Doctor

First Date with New Doctor

Visiting a new doctor for the first time is kind of like going on a first date- there are so many questions and uncertainties going through your mind. Will we be a good match? Will they listen to me and understand my needs? Will I say the right things? In reality visiting a new doctor doesn’t have to be scary because you can prepare in ways ... Read More...

Emmys 2014: Top 7 Best Television Doctors

Emmys 2014 Best TV Doctors

On our website, you can rate and review your doctor so new patients can be better informed. But what about the doctors who aren't on our site -- the ones who have killed patients in cold blood or been put on a leave of absence just as they were about to save someone's life? Yes, I'm talking about the cold-hearted world of television ... Read More...

6 Ways Moving Can Make You Sick

Ways Moving Can Make You Sick

Moving is often exciting. Yet, a new place can mean making adjustments – many of them.  There are new weather patterns to accommodate for, new people you’ll be in contact with, and, more often than not, new illnesses to battle.  Here are some conditions and illnesses that may be awaiting your arrival as you get settled in your new ... Read More...

The State of the (Vacci)-Nation: Vaccinations for Children

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America’s uneven progress in vaccinations for children defies simple characterization. Sources like The Child Trends Data Bank have failed to detect any differences in vaccination rates by ethnicity or race. Although the media often focuses on anti-vaxxers like Jenny McCarthy, the fact is that the majority of people do still have their children ... Read More...

How to Stay Healthy After Shaking Up Your Routine

Staying Healthy

For many of us, staying healthy means sticking to a routine--whether it’s waking up at 6 am daily for a run or planning out nutritious snacks to eat during the week. Major life changes, like moving to a new home, can throw a wrench into our established patterns.  And once you step away from the healthy habits you worked so hard to maintain, it ... Read More...

Moving Stories and Tips From the Vitals Employees

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We asked our employees around the Vitals offices to share some of their moving stories and tips to help you with your move. Read through to see what they have to say, and share your own tips or stories with us! Thomas Ko, Director IT and Security Tip: Find a reputable mover. Make sure all costs are documented and itemized before you sign on ... Read More...

Adults Need Immunizations, Too

Adult Vaccinations

Immunization is not just for children! August is National Immunization Awareness Month and it's important that adults keep track of what vaccines need to be readministered later in life. The effectiveness of your childhood vaccinations can diminish over time, and you may be at risk for new and different diseases as you age. Recommended ... Read More...

The ABCs of Back to School Vaccinations

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From preschool to college, children will need to show proof of their back to school vaccinations. Currently, 48 states allow religious exemptions and 18 states allow for personal-belief exemptions. However, pediatricians believe that vaccines are the cornerstone of public health. Backing up that belief, the Centers for Disease Control reported ... Read More...