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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