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Is it a cold or winter allergies?

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The weather has turned from chilly to cold; so, it’s no surprise you find yourself sniffing and sneezing. It’s at this time of year that the common cold is aggressively making its rounds. But before you reach for the cough syrup, ask yourself – is it a cold or could you be suffering from an airborne allergy? It’s not always…

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When Do You Need Stitches?

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Scraped knees, cuts, and bruises are a normal part of childhood and still happen occasionally as we get older. But how do you know when a wound is more serious and requires stitches or medical care from a doctor? In this article, we use the word “stitches” to refer to both liquid and traditional stitches. Stitches are employed by a…

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Everything You Need to Know About Ear Infections

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Ear infections, or acute otitis media, are extremely common and especially so in children. In fact, beyond the annual wellness exam, earaches and infections are the primary reason that children and infants visit the doctor. Ear infections generally refer to inflammation within the middle ear, the area just behind the eardrum. What causes ear infections? Ear infections are typically caused…

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All About Whooping Cough

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Whooping cough, or pertussis, is a serious disease that affects the respiratory system. It is caused by the bacteria B. pertussis and though its effects are typically short-term in children and adults, it is of special interest because the effects on babies can be severe and even fatal. You may have noticed that in recent years there has been an…

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Top 5 Most Common Types of Foodborne Illness

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What comes to your mind when you hear the words “foodborne illness” or “food poisoning?” You may think of safety recalls in the news affecting foods like meat or vegetables, or maybe you think of that time you became sick after eating at a restaurant. Whatever your thoughts on food poisoning, it’s likely you’ve had it at some point –…

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Shin Splints: Causes and Treatments

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If you’re a runner, you’ve most likely heard of shin splints, but this condition can also affect other active people like basketball players, dancers, or military soldiers. What is a shin splint, exactly? Your shin bone, or tibia, is located in the front of your lower leg, on the opposite side of your calf. Shin splints, or medial tibial stress…

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Hunting Safety

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Cooler temperatures are upon us, and for many people in this region, that leads to excitement as they plan their next hunting trip. Hunting is an extremely popular outdoor pastime in the South, but it’s also an endeavor that requires preparation and some basic first aid knowledge to ensure that everyone is safe. As part of your state’s requirements for obtaining…

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How to handle snake bites

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Snakes are warm weather creatures, which means that here in the South, we can see them all year long. In Mississippi, there are over 40 species of snakes, a small number of which are poisonous. The types of venomous snakes that are most common in the United States are the rattlesnake, coral snake, water moccasin, and copperhead. While snake bites…

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Learning about ticks: What to do and When to see a doctor

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Living in the South can be great. The Southern landscape includes rivers, lakes, mountains, beaches – and ticks.  Ticks are second only to mosquitoes in terms of public health importance. While most tick bites are completely harmless, some can be dangerous, even deadly. Identifying a tick: Ticks are blood suckers. They do not fly, jump, or blow around in the…

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Announcing State Urgent Care and Getwell Urgent Care

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Two new Mississippi Urgent Care facilities are now open in Mississippi. State Urgent Care located in Starkville and Getwell Urgent Care located in Southaven both offer state-of-the-art equipment for all of your urgent care needs. Our Mississippi Urgent Care locations increase the communities access to convenient, high-quality walk-in treatment for everyday illness and injury. We are proudly staffed by local, experienced healthcare professionals…

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