Summer Health Risks for Chronic Conditions

Heat and sun exposure can aggravate symptoms of certain chronic conditions. One reason may be that your body isn’t able to cool itself efficiently, even when you’re being careful. Normal, everyday activities like going to the market can aggravate chronic symptoms when it’s hot outside. This can happen for many reasons. Perhaps your body can’t … Continued

Easy Lifestyle Changes That Can Improve Your Life

As we approach the one-year anniversary of the ongoing pandemic, you may find yourself in a rut. Maybe you’re sleeping too much, eating the wrong foods or are having a difficult time with stress, anxiety, depression or motivation. No matter what your ailment or malaise, there are small, easy lifestyle changes that can help turn … Continued

How to Treat a First-Degree, Minor Burn

Doctors group burns into different levels, or degrees, based on how severe the skin has been damaged. You can have first-, second-, third- and fourth-degree burns, with a first-degree burn being the least severe. A first-degree burn only affects the outer layer of skin and typically heals within 3-5 days. Common signs and symptoms of … 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

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