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…

What Does Dizziness Mean?

Dizziness: When It’s Time to See a Doctor Finding yourself in a sudden dizzy spell can be frightening and for a good reason. Any medical ailments with an unknown cause can be a worry. This is why it is best to get checked out by a physician when you experience such troubling symptoms. What can…

Signs and Symptoms of Appendicitis

Appendicitis:  How Do You Know? Appendicitis is a serious medical condition that often needs emergency intervention in the hospital. It is a common issue affecting many Americans each year. It is important that you know the specific signs and symptoms to watch out for, as they often mimic other ailments. What is Appendicitis? Appendicitis is…

Do I Need a Flu Shot?

Though the flu shot has been around and considered safe for healthy adults for many years now, there is still a question whether most healthy individuals should even bother getting a flu shot. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention do recommend that every American over the age of six months receive a flu vaccine…

Student Vaccinations: Protecting your Child’s Health

Vaccines may be under debate everywhere you go, but when it comes to school, they are a requirement. No matter what your qualms are, vaccines serve an important purpose, especially for youth. Children’s immune systems are not developed as well as adults’ and often cannot fight off serious infections. The infections that vaccines have been…

What’s Causing My Summer Allergies?

Once spring is over, most people assume that allergy season is also over. They believe they will get relief from those itchy, watery eyes and runny noses. However, summer brings on its own set of allergies, whether you expect it or not. The heat and dryness may mean that much of that pesky tree pollen…

What You Need to Know About Mosquito Bites

Summer is supposed to be a time of family fun, sunshine and relaxation. After all, summer is synonymous with no school, pool parties and beaches. However, summer is also known for mosquitoes. You might think mosquitoes and the bites they leave are simply irritating, but there is much more to a mosquito bite than meets…