Rashes are common, and the symptoms and degree are affected by several environmental factors including climate, cleaning products used on your skin and items you come into contact with, the season and stress. While most rashes can be considered superficial, others can be signs of a bigger medical issue or illness. If you develop additional […]
Chickenpox was once one of the most common diseases to affect children and presents as a rash across the body. It is highly contagious until you have contracted the virus and affects most people by adulthood if they were not previously vaccinated as children. It can spread quickly among groups, such as children at school […]
Many patients get confused about differences between “urgent care” and medical emergencies, which can lead to unnecessary long waits and high costs for medical services.
Urgent care by its most basic definition is when a patient is experiencing a discomforting illness or painful injury that requires immediate care but does not qualify as a medical […]
Flu season is in full swing this season, and now is the time to start thinking about ways to prevent the flu in your household.
From early fall to mid-winter, cases of influenza begin to spread rapidly in local communities as more individuals stay indoors, the weather cools down, and the virus has more opportunities […]
Christmas time is a time filled with joy and gifts, but for many unlikely individuals each year, it’s filled with trips to the ER as well. Christmas decorations result in roughly 15,000 ER visits from December to January. With the significant increase in patient volume, doctors have noticed a pattern of some of the most […]
Occupational Health refers to the many disciplines devoted to the safety and well-being of employees in the workplace, often concentrating on injury prevention. Even with solid practices in place, accidents do occur, and having an experienced occupational healthcare provider you trust can make all the difference. Workplace injuries can result in lost time, indemnity costs, […]
Flu season can pose a challenge of knowing what you can treat at home and what symptoms require treatment at a medical clinic. Symptoms of a cold can leave you feeling down on your luck, but it’s nothing a little bedrest can’t fix. But if you don’t treat your symptoms properly, of they’re getting worse […]
Did you know that every year, 1 in 6 Americans get sick from consuming contaminated food? Food poisoning, also called foodborne illness, can be life-threatening, and therefore, it is crucial to follow the CDC’s food safety guidelines when cooking.
Food Safety Tips
Wash your hands, surfaces you will be using to cook, utensils and cutting boards with […]
Sprains and strains are common injuries that share similar signs and symptoms, but involve different parts of the body.
Sprain: an injury to the ligaments, which connect the end of one bone to another
Strain: an injury to a muscle of tendon (which attaches muscle to bone)
Initial treatment for both injuries includes the RICE method: rest, ice, […]
Getting tested for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) is an important aspect of maintaining your sexual health. Lots of people have questions about why they should get tested regularly, even if they haven’t been sexually active in a while. But even if you haven’t had sex in w while, had sex recently, have had unprotected sex, […]