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Infected wounds: signs and symptoms

By | infections

When you’re healing from a wound of any kind to your skin, it’s important to be on the lookout for infection in your wounds. Infections in injuries or wounds can happen in the wound or in mucous membranes (like the inside of the nose or mouth). They can come after any type of skin problem, including:   A bite A…

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Urgent Care vs. Emergency Rooms

By | Blog

With so many clinics popping up on every corner – from urgent care walk-in clinics to stand-alone emergencies to traditional hospital ERs – it’s hard to know which you should choose when you’re in need. There are two key differences in urgent care clinics versus emergency rooms: Emergency rooms treat any medical situation – including trauma and life-threatening medical emergencies….

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What happens during an asthma attack?

By | health

It’s happening again. Your coughing won’t stop. You can’t talk, and your breathing is getting more rapid by the minute. You could be having an asthma attack. Asthma attacks are a sudden burst of severe asthma symptoms, which happen when the muscles around your bronchospasm, or airways, tighten up. When you have an asthma attack, the lining of your airways…

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The Kissing Disease: Avoiding Mono on Valentine’s Day

By | health

We’ve all heard of the “kissing disease,” also known as mono. Mononucleosis is caused by the Epstein-Barr virus, which actually infects almost everyone by the time they are 40 years old. Usually, though, it does not make you sick. When it does, it comes in the form of mono. Once you get mono, you have the virus inside of you…

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Treating childrens’ fevers at different ages

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It happens to every parent, and if it hasn’t happened to you yet, be patient. It will come. Your child is not feeling well, and when you touch his or her forehead, you notice it’s hot to the touch. You rush to get out the thermometer, but what happens once you take your child’s temperature? Do you call the doctor,…

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How to tell if you need stitches

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So you’ve fallen on sharp rocks, or the neighbor’s rottweiler took a chunk out of your foot. You’re in a lot of pain and you see a lot of blood. We all know that some lacerations will heal on their own and others require a doctor’s help. How do you know if you should head to the emergency room for…

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Common injuries related to starting a new workout routine

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It’s a new year, and a new you. With the new year comes many resolutions for a happier, healthier life. And with all those dietary and exercise changes comes a higher risk of hurting yourself at the gym or on the track. No matter what your fitness level is, here are some common workout injuries and how to avoid them….

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Signs you have a urinary tract infection

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Urinary tract infections are very common in women, so common, in fact, one in every two adult women will contract a urinary tract infection at least once. Although there are not always overt symptoms of a urinary tract infection, there are some definite signs that you might have one. What are the symptoms of a urinary tract infection?  Urinary tract…

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10 foods that reduce high blood pressure

By | health

High blood pressure is a condition that, if left untreated, can cause serious health problems and even death. The American Heart Association calls it the “silent killer” because it often comes with no symptoms. High blood pressure can cause the following health problems: Damage to the heart and coronary arteries, including heart attack, heart disease, congestive heart failure, aortic dissection…

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5 most common causes of headaches

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Headaches are a common and bothersome ailment for millions of people around the world. Although most of them are not the root of a serious or life-threatening illness, there are some that require emergency care and can be life-threatening. What different types of headaches exist?   Fun fact: There are more than 150 types of headaches in humans. Wow! Here…

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