When should Patients Expect the COVID-19 vaccine?

February 5, 2021

" Researchers working for pharmaceutical companies are racing against the clock to develop a safe and effective vaccine that can eradicate the novel Coronavirus in the US. Currently,  two popular COVID vaccines are available. However, many other vaccines are still under development. The vaccines help teach the immune system to fight the virus by developing antibodies. While there are a few side effects of the virus, they generally subside in a few days. Numerous rumors surround ...

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Flu Shot FAQs for Patients

November 15, 2020

" Getting a flu shot is incredibly important, especially this year with COVID-19 in addition to the regular influenza virus present. The flu vaccine can help patients get immunity to the current versions of the virus and help rule out flu symptoms. Think you’re ready for flu season? Here’s everything you need to know about the flu shot. Should I get a flu shot? According to the CDC, every person older than six months ...

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How Does the Flu Spread?

November 15, 2020

" The arrival of the fall season means more than just autumnal foliage – it also means the onset of the dreaded flu season. If you want to protect yourself from catching the flu virus this fall and winter, it’s essential to know how it spreads. Read on for more information about the flu and how to avoid it. What is the Flu? The flu is a common and contagious respiratory illness caused by the influenza ...

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Identifying COVID-19 in Babies, Children, and Teens

October 30, 2020

" Learning to identify early warning signs of COVID-19 is something that most people wouldn’t have expected at the beginning of this year, but here we are! Staying educated on the latest COVID-19 information and knowing how to detect symptoms in yourself is an essential part to not just protecting your own health, but the health of your community. Since the virus is so new, health experts still have plenty to learn! One of the ...

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When Should I Be Tested for COVID-19?

October 2, 2020

" There have been some changes in the availability of tests for COVID-19, and the priority on who is able to be tested. If you speculate that you may be infected with the SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19, you can use the following information to determine if you should be tested.  These recommendations are based on guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), and state ...

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How Should I Prepare for Flu Season During COVID-19?

August 11, 2020

" Flu season is quickly approaching, lasting throughout the fall and winter until concluding late in spring. During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, taking extra steps to protect yourself during flu season can be critical, helping doctors determine a correct diagnosis if you get sick and preventing catching the influenza virus. The flu is highly contagious, and with some schools and offices beginning to reopen, an extra protection can prevent you from falling ill and reduce the ...

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Protecting Yourself Against Common Winter Injuries

February 26, 2020

" Injuries happen all year round, but it’s no secret that certain seasons come with different injury risks than others. Winter is a time when people who may not usually be at high risk for injury find themselves needing medical care for a sprain, fracture, or other injuries. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to protect yourself against winter injuries! Slips and Falls Snow and ice create slippery conditions on not just ...

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When should I go to urgent care for the flu?

February 10, 2020

" When you come down with what you suspect is influenza, it can be difficult to figure out what to do next. In order to get the rest you need, you may need to get a doctor’s excuse for work or for school. You might be wondering if you can take antivirals to help feel better more quickly. And in some cases, you may even be wondering if you need to go to the emergency ...

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Winter Driving Safety Tips

February 10, 2020

" No matter how long you’ve been driving, winter conditions can make even the flattest road that you drive all of the time a treacherous trip. However, there are a few tips you can implement in order to have a safer drive in cold weather conditions. Make sure your car is ready Before you even get behind the wheel, you need to know your car is prepared to handle the winter conditions. In winter, you ...

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Common Cold Myths to Look Out For

December 11, 2019

" For decades there have been various preventive methods or cures for the common cold. Except, do we know what is a myth and what is real? What we mostly know today is mainstream methods that our grandparents told us, or online. Wouldn’t it be great to know what was a myth, and what was the truth? In this article, we debunk some myths about the common cold and discuss other methods of prevention. Prevent ...

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