The Benefits of Protein

May 14, 2024

by Olivia Miller | May 14, 2024 | Healthy Living Protein often takes center stage in discussions about weight loss and muscle gain, but its benefits extend far beyond these well-known areas. Understanding the diverse roles of protein in our bodies can inspire more informed dietary choices, contributing to overall health and well-being. Let’s explore the multifaceted advantages of protein and how it can support various aspects of our health. Protein: A Building Block of Life ...

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What Should I Do If I Think I Broke a Bone?

April 30, 2024

by Olivia Miller | Apr 14, 2024 | Emergency Clinic Accidents happen. Whether you’re playing sports, taking a tumble down the stairs, or just experiencing an unfortunate mishap, the possibility of a broken bone is always there. Recognizing the signs of a fracture and knowing what steps to take are crucial for proper treatment and recovery. Here’s what you should do if you think you’ve broken a bone. Recognizing the Signs of a Broken ...

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Am I Sick, or Just Allergic?

April 29, 2024

by Olivia Miller | Apr 29, 2024 | Healthy Living   As the dreary winter days fade into the past, people start venturing out to enjoy the warm weather and outdoor activities. However, if you’re feeling lousy despite the sunshine, it can be puzzling. You might wonder why you’re dealing with sniffles, body aches, and exhaustion when winter is over. Let’s explore whether your symptoms are due to a cold or allergies, so you can ...

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Are Ticks Dangerous?

March 30, 2024

by Olivia Miller | Mar 30, 2024 | Family Health As you gear up for your outdoor adventures around Ooltewah, it’s crucial to consider the potential threat posed by ticks. These tiny arachnids, often lurking in grassy areas, can hitch a ride on unsuspecting hosts, including us. Understanding their behavior and the risks associated with tick bites is essential for safeguarding your family’s health while enjoying the great outdoors. What are Ticks? Ticks, closely related ...

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Should My Child Be Vaccinated Against Measles?

March 13, 2024

by Olivia Miller | Mar 13, 2024 | Family Health Enrolling a child in school represents a huge lifestyle change. Parents suddenly must worry about school supplies and lunches, and minimizing the impact of pick up and drop off times on their workday. In Hamilton County, there is another issue for parents of immunocompromised students to consider—the growing number of school-aged children who remain unimmunized against diseases such as measles. In 2000, after a vaccination campaign ...

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What Does Your Skin Look Like If You Have Syphilis?

February 26, 2024

Syphilis cases are on the rise in the U.S. and are the highest they have been since 1950. Hamilton County has seen an increase on par with national statistics and, like other counties, has had to contend with a national shortage of the antibiotics used to treat it. In Tennessee, the number of Stage 1 and Stage 2 syphilis cases rose 86% between 2017 and 2021. With cases increasing across the nation, people are ...

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Are Bronchitis and Pneumonia Dangerous?

February 1, 2024

Both bronchitis and pneumonia share similar symptoms, and it can be hard to tell the difference between them or know what might require medical assistance. A deep cough accompanied by the production of a lot of colored mucus can be a sign of acute bronchitis, but it may also be something else, like a lung infection. If left untreated, both bronchitis and pneumonia can turn into more severe and sometimes life-threatening infections. At AFC Urgent ...

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How Long Do Kidney Stones Last?

January 31, 2024

Kidney stones, impacting nearly one in 10 Americans each year, present a common and often painful condition that requires essential knowledge for effective management. What is a Kidney Stone? Renal calculi, or kidney stones, are solid formations that originate in the kidneys. They develop when certain waste products struggle to dissolve properly in urine, leading to the creation of crystals due to an imbalance in waste and urine volume. Over time, these crystals accumulate more ...

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How Can I Reduce My Child’s Ear Infection Pain?

January 23, 2024

As Ooltewah, Tennessee, experiences winter, a subtle chill in the air adds a touch of coziness to the season. It’s the perfect time to explore the Biology Trails on White Oak Mountain, enjoy family activities at the Imagination Station, or savor a cup of coffee in the welcoming atmosphere of Oaks Coffee House. As you embark on winter adventures, make sure to equip your family with everything you need to stay healthy this season ...

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Why Is My Skin So Dry?

December 29, 2023

Why Does My Skin Get Dry When It’s Cold Outside? As winter settles across Ooltewah, Tennessee, a chill in the air adds a touch of coziness to the season. It’s the perfect time to hop on the Biology Trails and explore White Oak Mountain, take the kids to play at the Imagination Station, or sip a cup of coffee in a cozy corner at Oaks Coffee House. However, the winter air also brings ...

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