The Worst Summer Illnesses

June 20, 2021

" Summer is the time we all want to be outside, enjoying the sun and playing in the sand. But summer illnesses are always lurking, ready to suck the fun right out of your summertime activities. These are the worst summer illnesses and what you can do to prevent them: Swimmer’s ear (otitis externa) Swimmer’s ear is an outer ear infection often caused by water left in the ear canal after swimming. This water ...

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Do You Need a Tetanus Shot?

June 10, 2021

" Tetanus, often referred to as lockjaw, is a painful disease that causes the muscles in the neck and jaw to lock up, making it difficult to open the mouth, swallow, and sometimes breathe. Tetanus sufferers may also experience: Sudden stomach muscle spasms Seizures Painful stiffness all over the body Headache Fever Sweating Changes in blood pressure Changes in heart rate Broken bones Pulmonary embolism Pneumonia Death Avoiding tetanus should be everyone’s priority. Luckily, we ...

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Is It Pink Eye or Allergies?

April 20, 2021

" We’re all familiar with symptoms of the common cold, but sometimes other conditions are to blame for itchy eyes and a scratchy throat. If your eyes have become especially watery and itchy, you may not be sure whether allergies or pink eye is causing your discomfort. Learn how to tell the difference between the two so that you can get the best treatment for rapid relief. An Introduction to Pink Eye Pink eye is ...

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Causes and Symptoms of a Persistent Cough

April 10, 2021

" We all cough from time to time, but chronic coughing that lasts longer than eight weeks may indicate a more serious underlying condition. Compared to short-lived coughs triggered by the common cold or allergies, persistent coughing is a sign that a more serious health issue needs to be addressed.  Causes of a Persistent Cough Some causes of a persistent cough are harmless and easy to treat, while others signify a more serious underlying issue. Either ...

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STD Signs and Symptoms

March 20, 2021

" Nobody wants to talk about STDs openly, but they’re far more common than most people realize. The strain of herpes that causes cold sores is believed to infect up to 75% of the population! It’s important to understand the signs and symptoms of STDs so that you can protect yourself, seek treatment, and keep yourself healthy. Here’s what you need to know.  Signs of Chlamydia and Gonorrhea Chlamydia is the most common ...

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COVID-19 Symptoms in Kids

March 10, 2021

" COVID-19 most commonly impacts adults and those with risk factors such as respiratory diseases, but children of all ages can become infected with the coronavirus. Most kids infected with COVID-19 don’t show the same intense symptoms that adults experience, but it’s still essential to understand and recognize the signs of coronavirus in kids.  Is Your Child at Risk of Coronavirus Infection? According to the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children’s Hospital ...

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Tips on Preventing COVID-19

February 20, 2021

Tips on Preventing COVID-19

" The coronavirus pandemic has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives and has deeply impacted our nation, but there’s some good news underneath it all: COVID-19 is easy to prevent with simple measures.  Consider these hints and tips to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and protect yourself from exposure to the virus. Keep Your Distance.  Every time someone coughs or sneezes, they send small, liquid droplets from their nose and mouth into the air. If ...

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Allergies Vs. COVID

February 10, 2021

Allergies Vs. COVID

" Is it allergies or COVID? This is a question many people are asking themselves as spring allergy season gets into full gear. Though some key symptoms are the same, it is possible to differentiate between seasonal allergies and the coronavirus. Here’s what you should know.  What Are Seasonal Allergies? Seasonal allergies aren’t caused by a virus like COVID-19. Instead, it’s the result of your body’s reaction to allergens floating in the ...

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What Should I Do If I Have Lingering Symptoms from COVID-19?

January 20, 2021

What Should I Do If I Have Lingering Symptoms from COVID-19?

" Over the past year, we’ve learned that COVID-19 is an unprecedented virus in many ways. Not only is it the first global pandemic of its kind in recent history, but it also causes lingering symptoms for weeks or months that are difficult to overcome. If you’re experiencing what we now know as post COVID-syndrome, you’re not alone. Here’s what you need to know so that you can take action against coronavirus ...

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Could I Have COVID-19, or Is It the Flu?

January 10, 2021

Could I Have COVID-19, or Is It the Flu?

" In past years, symptoms of the common cold and the flu were often mistaken for each other. But since the coronavirus pandemic emerged in early 2020, the similarities and differences between COVID-19 and the flu have caused far more concern. If you’re feeling ill, it’s important to identify whether your symptoms indicate COVID-19 or the flu. Here are the main points to remember.  At First, It’s Hard To Tell the Difference. Unfortunately ...

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