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Meet MeMD: Elizabeth Mora

Meet Elizabeth Mora ⁠— one of MeMD's board certified Nurse Practitioners ⁠— get her perspective on telemedicine and find out her tips for a safe Halloween...

Don’t Let Poisonous Plants Ruin Your Summer

The first step in protecting yourself and your family from poison oak, poison ivy, and sumac is knowing where to find these plants and what they look like...

Raw Chicken – To Wash or Not to Wash?

A recent tweet from the CDC set the internet off with an uproarious response that you might not expect from a simple food safety recommendation...

Here’s Why You Should Kick e-Scooters to the Curb

E-scooters are easy to ride while maintaining similar efficiency for short commutes. However, you might see much better benefits—and fewer safety risks—by picking up a manual scooter instead...

4 Things You Should Know About Prescription Drug Safety

Prescription drugs are a serious business. So no matter what type of medication you’ve been prescribed, you’ll want to make sure that you’re using it safely, which means following these four essential guidelines...

Don’t Choke on the Smoke

Breathing in smoke from wildfires can be harmful to your health. Here's how to recognize the signs of exposure, so you know it’s time to seek medical care...

Do You Need to See a Doctor for a Sunburn?

All it takes is forgetting to wear sunscreen to wind up with a nasty burn. And when a sunburn becomes so painful, you might wonder if you need to see a doctor...

4 Creative Ways to Beat the Heat this Summer

Summer temperatures have begun breaking records across the nation, so it’s essential to have strategies for keeping cool. Try these tricks to beat the heat...

Understanding the Ingredients in Skincare Products

Take a closer look at some red flag ingredients to avoid as you shop for over-the-counter skincare products like sunscreens and anti-aging solutions.

Is It Healthier to Grow Your Own Food?

Backyard gardening and home-raised livestock are an increasingly common domestic feature in the United States, particularly with increased concerns of pesticides, GMOs, and antibiotics...

Don’t Let Swimming Make You Sick this Summer

Stay healthy when swimming this summer by following these tips, whether you’re at your local pool, the lake or enjoying a beach vacation...

Don’t Let Food Safety Mishaps Ruin Your Thanksgiving

Make food safety a priority this Thanksgiving so no one leaves with more than a full belly and leftovers at the end of the evening.

When It Comes to Sports Safety, the Eyes Have It

While any injury can be a season-ending incident for an athlete, eye injuries are particularly impactful, since eyes do not heal like the rest of the body.

Barbecue Basics: How to Tell When Your Food Is Cooked

With summer in full swing and Labor Day just around the corner, you probably have at least one backyard barbecue on your schedule. Whether...

Is It Safe to Swim at the Beach this Summer?

When considering potential threats at the beach, you may think about large creatures lurking in the water, but it’s actually bacteria that can do the most damage!

Surviving the Heat Wave: Tips for Handling Extreme High Temperatures

With a wave of extreme temperatures, it is crucial to know how to protect yourself from heat exhaustion, or worse, heat stroke! Survive the summer with these tips...

Smart Measures for Mosquito Control

While the threat of insect-transmitted diseases like Zika can be scary, there are smart steps you can take to minimizing mosquito breeding, as well as risk.

Spring Cleaning for a Healthy Home

Not only will spring cleaning give you a more welcoming living environment, but it can also keep you healthier when you follow these five tips for cleaning!

Are You Storing Your Medicine in the Wrong Place?

Storing medications correctly is vital in ensuring their safety and effectiveness. Turns out one of the worst places you can keep pills is actually in the medicine cabinet!

Tips for Safely Carving Pumpkins

At Halloween, one of the most common injuries is cuts caused by pumpkin carving. Avoid injury this jack-o-lantern season by following these safety tips.