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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Just about all of us know someone who has suffered, or passed, from breast cancer. HealthCARE Express is here to help you understand what breast cancer is, and to hopefully dispel different misconceptions about it.   What is breast cancer? To understand breast cancer, we must first understand what cancer is. Cancer occurs when the cells that build tis...

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A Sickness You Just Can't Stomach

So, what exactly is the difference between the stomach virus, or viral gastroenteritis, and food poisoning? Well, not much. The symptoms are all quite similar, and the viruses associated with the stomach virus are ones linked to food poisoning. While it is often referred to as “stomach flu,” viral gastroenteritis isn’t related to the flu at all. Gastroenteritis is often caused by rotavirus or n...

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Stop the Sick!

Too many people don’t properly know how to prevent the spread of germs and disease, so sickness travels easily between people at work and at school. HealthCARE Express has a few tips to help you prevent the spread of germs so you can stay healthy and not let sickness interfere with your day. Stay home when you’re sick. Going to school or work while you’re ill can spread germs to those that a...

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Ticked Off About Rashes?

While outdoor activities are fun, it's important to keep in mind there are various types of disease-carrying insects out just waiting for something (or someone) to pass by them to latch onto. One of these insects is, of course, the tick. Not every tick causes the same type of rash, as not all of them carry the same diseases. Here are the different types of rashes that can be caused by tick bite...

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Back to School Tips

It's time for school! Here are some tips on how to start the year right!

Backpack Safety Everyone has to carry a backpack, but you want to make sure that the backpack that your child may be using is big enough to carry all of their school supplies, and is easy (and healthy) to carry around almost all day. Be sure to purchase a lightweight, durable backpack. The shoulder straps should be wide and padded to prevent discomfort. The part that rests against the back...

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We Know About DWIs, but Have You Heard About DWD?

If water isn’t a part of your daily routine, then you could be making a potentially life-threatening mistake. Driving while dehydrated (DWD) has the same effect as driving while intoxicated, as far as how many hazardous mistakes are made behind the wheel. Dehydration causes reduced concentration, slowed reaction times, and impaired memory recall—all things most people associate with driving whi...

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Beat the Heat!

While a lot of good things come from being outside, there can be a few negatives as well, especially when it’s this hot out... One thing people don’t usually think about while spending a lot of time outside in the sun is the possibility of getting heat exhaustion. Heat exhaustion occurs from spending too much time in a hot environment, especially if you are being active. The heat produced from...

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New Urgent Care Benefits for Veterans at HealthCARE Express

As a veteran run company, it always saddened us to see so few options were available to veterans seeking medical care. Recent changes have opened doors enabling veterans more freedom than ever when seeking healthcare. Under the VA Mission Act, the VA now offers a new urgent care benefit that provides eligible veterans the ability to seek out care in a participating urgent care facility. So, it ...

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Vaccines... How Do They Work?

It’s becoming a frighteningly common trend to not vaccinate children against highly infectious, and often deadly, diseases. There are a lot of misconceptions about what vaccines are and what they do. So, what are they? How do they work? There are several types of vaccines, and scientists are always working on creating newer and more effective ones. As of writing this article, here are the most...

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Understanding Your Insurance

Adulting is hard, you know? You’ve got bills to pay, debt to pay off, taxes to file, and so much more. And the worst part? Most of the time, we have no idea what we’re doing. It’s not like they explain these kinds of things in school— even though they probably should. And what about insurance? What do all of those terms even mean? Like deductible. Seriously? What’s that supposed to be? Luckily...

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