Seasonal illnesses that happen mostly in springtime

May 10, 2022

The return to outdoor activities and the increased length of days is typical of spring, but it also is a time for allergy-related respiratory illnesses. Spring allergy flare-ups are caused by trees and plants blooming, and pollen is carried by the wind and ends up in our noses, eyes, and lungs. While pollen allergies are not fatal; they are an annoyance and an interruption that never seems to end. Aside from pollen allergies, springtime brings ...

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Can Healthcare Providers Help Me With Covid-19?

April 26, 2022

Local healthcare providers are the first line of treatment in a pandemic. They help control the spread of the condition and provide immediate care for people with severe conditions. They reduce the pressure on health systems by offering basic and preventive care during and after a pandemic. COVID-19 has negatively affected the lives of many people and put great pressure on healthcare providers around the world. To properly control its effects, several guidelines have been ...

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Highest Risk of Injuries by School Sport

April 15, 2022

Seeing your child play on the field with their team is a thrilling experience for many parents. However, as a parent, you should also be aware of the risks involved with your kid’s chosen sport. Some sports have higher risks of injury than others, so it’s a good idea to consider this information before signing up. Here’s what to know. Are Sports Really That Dangerous? School sports are a major part of ...

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Can My COVID Symptoms Last for More Than Two Weeks?

April 15, 2022

In the two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, scientists have learned a lot about the virus and how it affects people. One discovery made in 2021 was the presence of “long-haul” COVID. So while most COVID patients see symptoms disappear in just a couple of weeks, others may be the lucky “long-haulers” with symptoms lasting for several weeks. Keep reading to learn more about COVID symptoms and their progression. What is Long-Haul Covid? Long-haul COVID ...

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Going Home For the Holidays? Avoid Getting Sick During Your Trip

December 19, 2017

Going Home For the Holidays? Avoid Getting Sick During Your Trip

The holiday season is all about spreading love, cheer, and good will. An important part of that is spending time with family. If you have relocated or live far away from your loved ones, you’re more than likely going home for the holidays. Getting sick is a part of everyday life. Being on the road during holiday season doesn’t exempt you from that. Traveling itself exposes you to a plethora of germ-filled environments ...

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Why You Should Get Vaccinated For The Flu

October 12, 2017

Why You Should Get Vaccinated For The Flu

Influenza (the flu) is a serious disease that can leave you feeling miserable for days or weeks at a time. Often confused with the common cold, the flu can lead to hospitalization; and can even be fatal if not diagnosed and treated properly. One of the best ways to avoid getting the flu is to get vaccinated every year. Every flu season is different from the next, making it imperative to get your annual flu ...

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How to Make It Through Cold & Flu Season

September 19, 2017

How to Make It Through Cold & Flu Season

It’s that time of year where everywhere you turn, you’ll see someone coughing, sneezing, or looking down right miserable. So many illnesses and infections get spread around, from the common cold to the flu. It’s nearly impossible to make it through the fall and winter season without catching a cold. Skip your annual flu vaccine, and you potentially set yourself up for a bout of that, too. Here are a few ways ...

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4 Sports Injuries to Look Out For

August 17, 2017

4 Sports Injuries to Look Out For

With the school year right around the corner, your student-athlete is probably in conditioning season, ready to kick off for the fall sports season! While no one can deny the fun of playing sports and its obvious health benefits, participating in high-speed and intense activities could pose underlying risks of injuries, even if you are already being careful. Here are a few common injuries your student-athlete may face during the season. Ankle Sprain An ankle ...

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3 Things to Do Before Your Vacation

July 18, 2017

3 Things to Do Before Your Vacation

Summer has officially started, which means it’s time to get ready for your summer vacation! Before you start packing your bags and planning your itinerary, make sure you and your family’s health is in check before you hit the road or board a plane. Traveling outside of your normal environment exposes you to all sorts of different bacteria and illnesses, which could cause your travel experience to be less than enjoyable, especially if ...

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June is Men's Health Month

June 12, 2017

June is Men's Health Month

For many, June signifies the end of a long school year, graduation parties and let us not forget Father’s Day! Given so much to celebrate it is easy for us to forget that June also marks Men’s Health Awareness month. A significant reminder that men of all ages should be cognizant of their overall health and well- being and is a good time to get a medical checkup. The purpose of Men’s ...

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