Five Ways to Avoid the Flu and Why It’s Important During COVID-19

This year, it’s more important than ever to avoid getting the flu. Influenza is a contagious respiratory illness caused by viruses that infect the nose, throat, and sometimes the lungs. COVID-19 is a disease caused by the novel coronavirus, which can also trigger a respiratory tract infection. It is highly contagious and can affect the … Continued

When Do Children Need Urgent Care for Cold and Flu Symptoms

Did you know that around 18 million Americans had to visit a health care provider during this year’s flu season? Although the cold and flu are a minor inconvenience for most people, children and elderly people are at a higher risk due to their weakened immune systems. If you’ve got young kids at home, it’s important … Continued

What Is an EKG? Here’s What to Expect From the Process

You are sitting at your desk, working as normal, when you feel as though you have a weight on your chest that you can not remove. Rightfully panicked, you make your way to the nearest urgent care facility. The doctor looks you over and recommends an EKG to see what’s going on, but what is an … Continued

5 Telltale Signs of Bladder Problems You Shouldn’t Ignore

As you age, you might begin to notice changes in how your bladder behaves. Frequent urination or small bladder leaks can be common bladder issues that develop during your later years. However, sometimes these annoyances can be signs of more significant bladder problems.  If you’re too young to be experiencing bladder problems that often come … Continued

A Comprehensive Guide to Ear Infection Treatments

The ear infection treatment market’s hit a growth spurt as it’s value raises $2.79 billion these next few years. While market growth’s usually positive, a rise in ear infection treatments means more people have ear infections. Ear infections aren’t limited to kids, but 5 out of 6 will get one by age 3. Before knowing how to proceed with treatment, … Continued

A Painful Problem: Can a UTI Go Away on Its Own?

Healthcare professionals see 7 million office visits from people with a UTI every year.  A UTI isn’t just an uncomfortable annoyance to brush off. Ignoring your symptoms can compromise your health and drain your bank account. Urinary tract infections cost patients over a billion dollars annually on hospital bills. Urinary tract infections are one of the most … Continued

When Should You Have a Bruise Checked out by a Doctor?

We’re all prone to a little bruising once in a while, and they’re often just the result of clumsiness or our sporting endeavors.   More often than not a bruise will be gone within a weak or two and, at worst, be a little uncomfortable.  But what if you’re beginning to notice more bruises than … Continued

7 Key Benefits of IV Hydration Therapy

Water is an essential part of our lives. We need it to survive and thrive on a daily basis. In fact, 75% of an infant’s weight and 55% of a senior citizen’s weight is made entirely of water. You can’t neglect the importance of staying hydrated! However, there’s an easier way to stay hydrated than downing … Continued

How High of a Fever Is Dangerous for Adults? Here’s When It’s Serious

5% to 20% of the US population gets the flu every year, resulting in 31.4 million outpatient visits annually. Whether you have the flu, the coronavirus, or another illness, one of the early symptoms is often a high-grade fever. How high of a fever is dangerous for adults? Keep reading to find out. By knowing … Continued

How to Define a Strain vs. a Sprain

Many people consider a sprain and a strain to be the same thing. In reality, these are two separate types of injury. While they both have to do with soft tissue damage in a joint, often due to tearing or over-stretching, there are key differences between each term. Knowing what they are can help you … Continued