Archives for 2016

4 Tips to Find Time to Exercise and Stay Fit

Most people would agree that exercise is important, yet a survey revealed that only 20.6 percent of people get the recommended amount of exercise per day. These numbers are troubling, especially knowing that more than 5 million deaths have been linked to physical inactivity. The hardest obstacle to overcome for most people today is finding […]

Eventful Evenings: Why all the activity may be harming your child’s sleep

If you are a parent in this digital age we live in, you know the nightly battle that happens when trying to get children to “log off” and go to sleep. As parents, we sometimes yearn for the good old days before cell phones and all the digital devices most children have today. There are […]

What is Hypothermia

Simply defined, hypothermia means “below temperature.” Specifically, it is a potentially life-threatening condition that occurs when the body’s core temperature drops dangerously low. It is generally understood to be the result of prolonged exposure to the cold, but given certain circumstances, such as being in frigid waters, death can occur in as few as 15 […]

The Health Benefits of Having a Pet

When it comes to physical fitness and overall wellbeing, moderate exercise and stress relieving activities can play an important role. These activities may include music, spending time with friends and family or playing with your pet. However, life often becomes busy and finding time to regularly workout or unwind with friends is sometimes difficult. Pet […]

Careworks Clarks Summit Closed 10-31-16

Due to unexpected circumstances, the Careworks Walk-In Clinic in Clarks Summit will be closed today, Monday, October 31, 2016.  Careworks clinics in Scranton and Pittston are open today from 9 am to 8 pm.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Tips to Avoid Injury While Weight Lifting

Every day more women are joining men in the weightlifting room. They’re doing it to gain strength and improve body tone and body image. Along with increasing physical strength, lifting weights helps to improve mental strength as well. The following post will help to make sure you’re lifting weights safely.

The Importance of Sports Concussion Awareness

The rough and tumble of sports is what makes it enjoyable to engage in and fascinating to watch for many people.  However, new information about concussions received during play and how it can affect mental function later in life has made the issue of preventing head injuries more important than ever. A real effort to […]

Germ-proof Your Office

When it comes to any office, germs can be a problem.  Unfortunately, this can’t be avoided when so many people work together in a confined space.  High traffic areas such as kitchens, bathrooms and break rooms are especially at risk for becoming germ-infested.  To avoid being overrun by these pesky microorganisms, it’s important to continually disinfect […]

Three Common Types of Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is becoming more and more common.  It is now listed by the World Health Organization (WHO) as the most common type of cancer in humans.  It can affect people of all races, but individuals with lighter skin tones have a higher likelihood of developing skin cancer.  Skin cancer is the abnormal mutation of […]

Summer Family Activities that Promote Wellness

Engaging in physical activity plays a vital role in promoting health and wellness.  Summertime offers a variety of opportunities to engage in activities with the family during vacations and outings.