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…

Symptoms You Should Never Ignore

You may think you know your body, and for the most part, you likely do. The first sneeze may tell you a cold is coming, or a chill, that you have a low-grade fever. You may be an expert at self-care and only go to the physician’s office when absolutely necessary. However, there are some…

Ways to Improve Your Heart Health

There is no doubt that the heart is one if not the most important organ in your body. If its functioning is in any way impaired, your body will not work or feel the way it should. Whether it is your cholesterol, your blood pressure, or your overall health that needs to be improved, the…

It’s Cold Season

How to Kill a Cold Before It Starts The common cold, while considered a mild illness, can be one of the most miserable states to be in, and it can seem like it will never go away. The best way to cure a cold, obviously, is not to get one, but with our busy schedules,…

Flu Season is in Full Swing

Is it Too Late to Get Your Flu Shot? It’s January, and you have seen those signs at your local pharmacy about flu shots since Fall. You have been procrastinating because you have been too busy to make the appointment or simply because you have not felt you needed it. Now, you are hearing about…

Christmas

What You Need to Remember About Safety With the holidays right around the corner, you may already be stressing about inviting your relatives and decorating your home. Unfortunately, there are also some lurking safety hazards of the holiday season. Christmas Food Safety Christmas is a holiday known for family and food. Getting organized and staying…

Urgent Care

What is Urgent Care and When Do I Need it? Have you ever wondered what exactly urgent care is and when and how you should use it for yourself or your family?  Urgent care is a special niche of medicine that handles urgent concerns, particularly when you cannot get an appointment with your physician. It’s…