Symptoms of Diabetes in Children

Nearly 1.45 million people live with type 1 diabetes in the United States.  With over 60,000 new diagnoses of this autoimmune condition each year, it is important to understand the symptoms of diabetes in children, especially if you are a new parent or your child exhibits symptoms consistent with the condition. While there is no … Continued

How Long Does a Cold Last?

Each year, adults experience two to three colds in the United States. While that seems like a lot, children are at higher risk of developing a cold and often experience upwards of five a year. Common in the colder weather of the fall and winter months, the common cold can affect anyone at any time.  … Continued

How to Prevent a Cold

7 Effective Ways to Stop the Common Cold in Its Tracks The common cold lives up to its name by being the most common virus in the United States.  Affecting about a billion people annually, the common cold is often most prevalent in the fall and winter months, which is why we’ve seen an uptick … Continued

What Causes Tightness in the Chest? Here’s What You Need to Know

If you’ve ever experienced a tight feeling in your chest, you’re not alone. In fact, chest tightness is a common complaint felt by thousands of patients who visit urgent care and the emergency room each year. From anxiety or acid reflux to a pulled muscle or a respiratory illness, chest tightness has many underlying causes. … Continued

How Long Is a Cold Contagious? Here’s What You Need to Know

It’s that time of year again: cold and flu season. While most people experience colds during the fall and winter seasons, they can occur at any time of the year.  In fact, on average, adults experience two to three colds per year, with children experiencing even more. With the common cold living up to its … Continued

What Does a Urinalysis Test For? Here’s What You Need to Know

At one point or another, we’ve been asked to provide a urine sample at the doctor’s office.  Whether it was to check on or confirm pregnancy or rule out an infection based on symptoms, testing our urine can tell medical professionals a lot about what is going on with our bodies at any given time.  … Continued

Internal Bleeding Symptoms

Direct trauma to any part of the body can be extremely harmful, especially when it leads to internal bleeding. Understanding the signs and symptoms of internal bleeding is critical in helping you or a loved one get the treatment you need sooner. If you’ve recently experienced trauma due to an accident, it is crucial to … Continued

How Do I Know if I Need an X-Ray? Here’s How to Tell

If you are sick, experiencing pain or have had a recent injury, there are various ways that medical professionals can check on your health, rule out possible causes, and provide a more comprehensive and precise diagnosis. One way to do all these things is through x-ray imaging. At some point in your life, you’ll probably … Continued

The Basics of Treating a Bruise

Everyone bruises at some point. Most often, bruises are nothing to worry about outside of the minor pain or marking they may cause. For most, bruises have no underlying conditions or serious concerns and often last only a couple of weeks. In rare instances, bruising could indicate something more serious. Whether you’re living with an … Continued

Is Gatorade Good for Dehydration? Here’s What You Need to Know

Gatorade has been a popular sports drink since 1965, when a group of scientists at the University of Florida was on the hunt for a way to restore hydration in college athletes after an assistant football coach became concerned with the effects of the heat on his team. Its taste wasn’t widely loved in the … Continued