Illness or injury can strike your home at any time, especially during colder months. With busy schedules between school, work, and other appointments, making time for a visit to the doctor may not always be in the cards. As urgent care centers begin opening clinics in your area, the ability to walk into a facility […]
Strep throat is a contagious virus that affects your throat and tonsils, common in adults and children alike. It can be spread quickly through a number of ways and can take between two and five days for symptoms to appear.
How is Strep Throat Spread?
The virus begins in the nose and throat and may not present […]
With family in town and everyone crowding the kitchen, preparing meals for the holidays can be quite the undertaking. If you find yourself distracted by a story, the television or something going on in another room, an accident could occur that leaves you in a waiting room when you’re supposed to be celebrating. When you’re […]
It’s natural to want to make your home cheery this time of year, matching your surroundings to the festive mood. However, injuries are on the rise as you hang lights, carve turkeys and leave your tree unattended. Keep yourself and your family safe this holiday season by following these tips.
When you find that perfect […]
You’re preparing tonight’s dinner and maybe slice your hand by accident. Or maybe your child gets a gash from playing on the sidewalk. Do you just get a bandage and wrap it up, or do you seek medical treatment?
Minor injuries like scrapes and scratches are easily manageable, but when the cut is deeper, you might […]
Nothing says Thanksgiving more than watching football, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and the enticing aroma of turkey. But every year, many end up cutting their hands while carving a turkey.
While your friends and family are watching you carve the turkey, you may feel a little overwhelmed, your palms may get sweaty, and next […]
Frequent hand-washing is one of the best ways to avoid getting sick and spreading germs. As you touch people, hard surfaces, and objects throughout the day, you accumulate germs on your hands that can get you sick when you touch your eyes, nose or mouth.
How to Properly Wash Your Hands
It’s nearly impossible to keep […]
Yes, you still need to get your annual flu shot. But there are other ways you can stop the spread of germs this flu season.
It’s October, which means if you haven’t already, it’s time to get your flu shot. After last year’s flu season that left many hospitalized and even became fatal, there’s no […]
A new school year gives your child an opportunity to be exposed to newfound information, and can also expose them to germs and bacteria that makes them sick as soon as they set foot on school grounds. Most of the time, it can be just a simple cold. However, your child could also come down […]
Your sexual health should be a main priority throughout the year, but with September being Sexual Health Awareness Month, let’s take a closer took as to why STD testing is a topic many people don’t like to talk about.
STD testing is an important aspect of maintaining good sexual health, and knowing when to get tested […]