Is Norovirus Dangerous?

May 22, 2024

by Julianna Atchley | Apr 28, 2024 | Walk In Clinic Is Norovirus Dangerous? As you head out for the annual family picnic, you do a quick assessment making sure you have what you need, including a cooler and plenty of ice. Last summer, half the extended family got sick for a few days after the picnic. Suspicions ran high about what and whose food may have caused it. Several relatives even began pointing fingers. Though the ...

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10 Most Common Springtime Injuries

May 13, 2024

by Julianna Atchley | May 13, 2024 | Family Health 10 Most Common Springtime Injuries Summer is the perfect opportunity to use that pent-up winter energy and play hard! Some grab a racket, others a ball, and still others grab a pair of skates. One thing is certain, no one wants to spend the delightful summer months on the sidelines recouping from an injury. 1. Ankle Sprains Whether you are an athlete or not, an ankle sprain ...

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Are Babies Affected by Seasonal Allergies?

April 13, 2024

by Julianna Atchley | Apr 14, 2024 | Family Health Are Babies Affected by Seasonal Allergies? Spring is here, and the city is bursting with vibrant colors, signaling the arrival of warmer weather and outdoor fun. As you explore the parks with your children, you may notice that your baby is more congested and fussier than usual. This can make you wonder if they are experiencing seasonal allergies. Let’s delve into what seasonal allergies are, whether ...

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Are Heartburn and GERD the Same Thing?

March 27, 2024

Are Heartburn and GERD the Same Thing? From Cajun to BBQ, to Mexican, you love trying it all! You’ve been working your way through a list of local restaurants, marking your favorites, and finding hidden gems along the way. But the last few weekends of your hunt have taken a turn. Your love of spice remains, but it suddenly seems as if spice no longer loves you. Shortly after eating, you’ve been experiencing ...

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The Role of Occupational Health in Employee Satisfaction

March 14, 2024

The Role of Occupational Health in Employee Satisfaction Occupational health plays a pivotal role in the various dimensions of employee well-being. As companies strive to create a positive work culture and enhance employee satisfaction, the focus on workplace health has gained prominence. Join us on this journey as we discuss the critical role of health at work in shaping the well-being and satisfaction of employees across diverse industries. Pre-Register Understanding Occupational Health Health at work ...

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Do I Have Seasonal Allergies or a Sinus Infection?

March 9, 2024

Do I Have Seasonal Allergies or a Sinus Infection? As you eagerly anticipate the beginning of strawberry picking season and perhaps even a trip to pick your own bucket of fresh, sun-ripened berries, you may be bracing yourself for the familiar discomforts brought on by allergies and the seemingly inevitable sinus infections. You might wonder how exactly it is that the sinuses function and why they, at times, make your life truly miserable. Understanding how ...

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The Importance of Normalizing STD Testing

March 2, 2024

The Importance of Normalizing STD Testing Despite advances in medical knowledge and technology, STDs remain pervasive, presenting a complex challenge for healthcare providers and individuals alike. The stigma surrounding STDs often leads to silence and avoidance, further exacerbating the problem. However, breaking this silence and normalizing discussions about STD testing is crucial in combating the spread of these infections and safeguarding individual and community health. Join us as we shed light on the prevalence of ...

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Should You Use Ice or Heat for Gout Relief?

February 26, 2024

Should You Use Ice or Heat for Gout Relief? Are you wondering if you should use ice or heat for gout relief? Both ice and heat therapies can be utilized for managing pain and inflammation; however, cold therapy is likely the best choice for managing pain and inflammation during a gout flare. Gout, a form of inflammatory arthritis, can cause excruciating pain and discomfort during flare-ups. This condition, characterized by sudden and severe attacks of ...

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Why am I Lactose Intolerant as an Adult?

February 19, 2024

Why am I Lactose Intolerant as an Adult? Are breakfast cheesy grits from Easy Like Sunday or brunch from the South End Leroy Fox a go-to comfort food for you as a child of the American South? Have they recently become less of a comfort? Perhaps you have grown accustomed to eating foods from your favorite food group, dairy, with abandon. From a habit of having a huge glass of milk for breakfast to two ...

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Does Insurance Cover Urgent Care Visits?

February 18, 2024

Is Urgent Care Covered by Insurance Have you been wondering, "Is urgent care covered by insurance?" You've come to the right place.  When an unexpected illness or injury strikes, the need for medical attention can arise suddenly, leaving individuals grappling with where to turn for prompt care. In such instances, urgent care facilities are invaluable resources, offering a middle ground between the high costs of emergency room visits and the long wait times associated ...

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