Understanding Ear Infection Causes & Symptoms

Understanding Ear Infections An ear infection is one of the most uncomfortable ailments. Whether you are the sufferer, or your child, the ear pain associated with an ear infection can lead to a lot of lost sleep. You may wonder what the cause of an ear infection is, and exactly what goes on during an…

Insect Bites to Avoid This Summer

Avoiding Those Nasty Bug Bites Summer is a time to play outside and enjoy vacation. The last thing you want is to be interrupted by a dangerous bug bite. The best way to stay safe this summer is to be vigilant and know what to do when something does bite you or your child. Mosquitoes…

Ear Pain in Infants and Children

Ear Pain in Infants and Children It is estimated that half of all children will get an ear infection by the time they turn one year old, but the problem is, how can an infant tell you when they are sick? Ear pain, though, can have distinct symptoms that you can look closely for to…

When to Get Help for Burns

When to Get Help for Burns Getting a burn can be both painful and scary, especially if you do not know how to care for a burn or tell if it is serious. Some burns can be cared for at home with no problems, while others need medical attention to make sure infection or other…

Vitamin D Deficiency

Vitamin D Deficiency: How It Affects the Heart, Bones, And Rest of The Body Vitamin D is an important vitamin to the body, its main job is to help the body absorb and properly process calcium. Vitamin D can be found in many foods and drinks such as milk, cheese, eggs, and some fish. It…

Pesky Ringing in The Ears?

Pesky Ringing in The Ears? What You Might Want to Do About It Have you ever heard a constant ringing in your ears, or a sharp sound that no one else seems to notice? This is an annoying condition known as Tinnitus. It affects thousands of people each year and can be an acute problem…

How to Get Rid of Pink Eye

What You Need to Know About Pink Eye Pink eye, also known as conjunctivitis, is typically harmless even though it is highly contagious. As long as the infection is treated promptly and correctly, it should not lead to any permanent problems. Here are some of the symptoms of the condition as well as treatment options….

Helpful First Aid Tips

Below are some helpful tips for the moments after when an injury or accident occurs. These helpful hints can minimize the severity of the incident. Note: Always use best judgment and seek medical attention for all of these types of injuries when needed. Animal bite Apply pressure with a clean, dry cloth to help control…

Sprains, Strains and Pain, Oh My!

Many people fail when trying to explain the difference between sprains and strains. These are both often used interchangeably to describe over-stretching or tearing of soft tissues in and around your joints. There is a key difference, however, and knowing what that is can help you differentiate between joint sprains and strains. Sprains and strains…

What’s Difference Between the Flu and a Cold?

The flu and the common cold can both have similar symptoms, but they are caused by different viruses. Because of this, it can be difficult to tell the difference between them. In general, the flu is worse than the common cold, and symptoms are more intense. Colds are usually more mild. People with colds are…