Why is My Sunburn Causing a Rash?

May 13, 2024

by Isaac Zefo | May 13, 2024 | Healthy Living When the sun’s out, it can be tempting for us to soak up the warm rays outdoors near bodies of water or at local parks. In the midst of an outdoor adventure, it is a breeze to overlook sun exposure’s hidden risks, especially on cloudy days. Sometimes a simple sunburn can be something worse: sun poisoning. Knowing the signs and dangers of sun poisoning is ...

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Is My Nose Broken?

April 28, 2024

by Isaac Zefo | Apr 28, 2024 | Emergency Clinic Is My Nose Broken? Donning roller skates was a risky endeavor since you’d not been on any in years, and you had been enjoying taking turns around the rink when WHAM! A child who moved like they were born with skates for feet zipped right in front of you. Somewhere in your surprise and your effort to stop, your feet got tangled with each other… and ...

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Why Are Peanut Allergies on the Rise?

April 14, 2024

by Isaac Zefo | Apr 14, 2024 | Healthy Living Why Are Peanut Allergies on the Rise? Your favorite way to spend time with your partner has always been dining out. You both love to try new restaurants, especially when they offer exciting Asian cuisine. But your most recent dinner ended with your partner suffering severe stomach cramps, making you wonder if she’s developed a peanut allergy. This situation isn’t unique; peanut allergies are on ...

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Should My Shins Be Aching After Exercise?

March 27, 2024

Ah, the joy of rediscovering your sports gear after it’s been hiding away during the chilly winter months. With spring’s arrival, the urge to shed that couch potato status and embrace an active lifestyle is irresistible. But diving headfirst into physical activity after a period of downtime isn’t without its risks, particularly when it comes to your shins. Understanding Shin Splints Let’s tackle the basics first. “Shin splints” is a catch-all ...

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How Much Protein Should I Eat?

February 26, 2024

If there is one thing that can be said of we Americans, it’s that we love our meat! In our culture, barbeque grills are ubiquitous in our celebrations of summer. Unfortunately, our affinity for animal protein often results in us eating more than our body needs or can process in one meal. So, before you pack only that huge bag of jerky for your next hike on the Cumberland Trail, consider whether you should ...

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How Do I Know If I Have Salmonella?

February 1, 2024

When you get sick, it can be hard to know what you have picked up or from where. Many illnesses share the same basic symptoms, especially gastrointestinal conditions, or infections. If you are experiencing fever, diarrhea, and stomach cramps, you might have the stomach flu, or you may have contracted salmonella, one of the most common types of food poisoning. Salmonella is a bacterium that infects the intestines. You might begin to feel sick within ...

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What Causes Burning In My Lungs?

January 31, 2024

Encountering a burning sensation in your lungs can be alarming, especially when paired with breathing difficulties or a lingering cough. While intense workouts in chilly weather are a common trigger, it’s vital to consider underlying issues such as bronchitis. Could It Be Bronchitis? Bronchitis, a widespread respiratory infection, presents with distinct symptoms that require timely recognition for intervention. While a persistent dry cough is a hallmark, the presence of a burning sensation in the ...

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How Long Do Kidney Stones Last?

January 22, 2024

Kidney stones are a prevalent and often painful condition that impacts nearly one in 10 Americans each year. While the experience can be challenging, knowledge about kidney stones, their symptoms, and potential treatment options is crucial. What are Kidney Stones? Kidney stones, also called renal calculi, are solid formations that start in the kidneys. They form when certain waste products struggle to dissolve properly in urine, leading to the creation of crystals due to an ...

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How do humidifiers help prevent the flu?

December 4, 2023

How do humidifiers help prevent the flu? Hixson and its surrounding area offer a range of attractions and activities to explore. From the scenic beauty of Greenway Farms to the vibrant shopping scene at Northgate Mall, there’s something for everyone. Enjoy a delightful meal at local gems like Mike’s Tavern, adding a flavorful touch to your experience. Amidst these adventures, it’s crucial to stay mindful of how weather conditions might influence your ...

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How Can I Avoid Getting Sick This Season?

November 15, 2023

‘Tis the season for all of the fun seasonal gatherings, holiday traditions and delicious food! The holidays are here, and we are so excited about it. While we are all busy planning for the upcoming parties and other seasonal events, getting sick in the thick of it all is always a possibility. A single infection at this time of year could spread throughout your entire family and make everyone really sick, causing you to miss ...

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