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Flu Prevention and Treatment Techniques You Need to Know Dec 13th, 2019

Fall is here, and flu season won’t be far behind. Learn the best flu prevention methods, and when it’s time to see a doctor. Flu is a contagious respiratory illness that can lead to serious complications such as pneumonia and even death. In fact, flu-related illnesses claimed over 80,000 lives...

Signs and Symptoms of Stomach Flu Dec 13th, 2019

Could your tummy trouble be viral gastroenteritis, AKA the “stomach flu”? Viral gastroenteritis, commonly known as the “stomach flu”, is an intestinal infection with some seriously miserable symptoms–think nausea, stomach cramps, and frequent beelines to the bathroom. A number of viruses can cause the unpleasant illness, though norovirus is usually...

Evaluating Your Low Back Pain Dec 13th, 2019

Almost every adult will deal with low back pain at some point in their life. In fact, it’s one of the most common reasons people head to the doctor. While most cases of acute low back pain will go away without intervention, a visit to an urgent care center can...

Where To Take Your Sick Child For Care Dec 13th, 2019

Your toddler is running a fever and acting extra fussy… Do you rush to the emergency room, or simply set an appointment with the pediatrician for next week? How about a trip to the local urgent care center? Determining what level of care your little one needs is often a...

Allergies Vs. Sinus Infection Dec 13th, 2019

As we head into hay fever season, it can be difficult to pinpoint the cause of your congestion– are your sniffles due to seasonal allergies or a sinus infection? The two conditions share similar symptoms, but are not the same thing. Seasonal Allergies Allergies occur when our body’s immune system...

Treating a Dislocated Joint Dec 13th, 2019

Dislocating a joint can be a frightening and painful experience; a sudden fall or awkward collision knocks your bone out of place, leaving your joint swollen and immobile. Learn the risk factors and symptoms of a dislocated joint, and why you should get treatment right way. How Dislocations Happen You...

When and Where to Seek Treatment for A Burn Dec 13th, 2019

We run the risk of burns throughout our daily lives. A burn can occur during simple activities such as making dinner, curling your hair, ironing clothes, or making a pot of coffee. And while some burns can be safely treated at home, others require professional medical attention. Underestimating the severity...

Concussion Signs & Symptoms Dec 13th, 2019

A concussion is a traumatic brain injury (TBI) that occurs when a sudden blow or jolt to the head causes your brain to slide back and forth against the walls of your inner skull. This forceful movement creates chemical changes in the brain and can stretch or damage brain cells....

Grilling Safety Tips to Prevent Foodborne Illness Dec 13th, 2019

Firing up the grill this summer? Follow these BBQ food safety tips to prevent foodborne illness. As the weather warms up, many of us will take our dinner prep outdoors and enjoy food from the grill. But it’s important to remember that instances of food poisoning rise in the summer...

Know the Signs of Dehydration Dec 13th, 2019

The hot summer days of August are upon us, and as temps rise, so too does your risk of dehydration. Learn the signs and symptoms of this common condition, and when it’s time to seek professional medical care. In hot and humid weather, your body sweats as a means to...

How to Manage Your Child’s Case of Pink Eye Dec 13th, 2019

As kids head back to school and communal settings, they face an increased risk of catching a contagious illness. Pink eye, in particular, spreads rapidly through classrooms and playgrounds. Learn what to do if infectious pink eye makes an appearance in your household. Pink eye (AKA conjunctivitis) is an inflammation...

Deciding Where To Go For Flu Treatment Dec 13th, 2019

Flu can range from a minor inconvenience to a life-threatening illness, and it can be tough to know just when it’s time to seek professional care. Read up on our quick tips for deciding where to go for flu treatment. First off, it’s important to recognize flu symptoms. Mild to...

Why Am I Coughing? Dec 13th, 2019

A cough is a natural reflex that occurs when your body senses an irritation in your throat or airway. The muscles in your chest and abdomen contract to expel air and hopefully, the irritant. While coughing can be uncomfortable, it’s your body’s natural defense against things like mucus, dust, pollen,...

How To Use Antibiotics Responsibly Dec 10th, 2019

Antibiotics are life-saving drugs that treat bacterial infections and prevent serious complications of disease. Unfortunately, these medications are becoming increasingly ineffective due to a phenomenon called antibiotic resistance. Antibiotic resistance occurs when bacteria change in a way that reduces, or totally eliminates, the effectiveness of the medication designed to kill...