How Long Does a Cold Last?

How Long Does a Cold Last? Here’s What You Need to Know 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 … Continued

How to Prevent a Cold

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 … 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

Body Mass Index: Understand What It Is and How It’s Used

When you visit the doctor for your annual physical exam or visit the gym to begin a training regimen, you may have encountered the physical measurement of BMI. Along with your weight, this specific numbered percentage helps doctors, trainers and even yourself determine where your current weight and height align on the meter for ideal … Continued