It’s happening: you were just going through your day when all of a sudden, the sniffles began, and you’re not sure if it’s a result of seasonal allergies or if you’re coming down with a cold. Telling the difference is be easier than you may think! While both are common and affect millions of people […]
Time is one of your most valuable resources: from work to negotiating drop-off, pickup, homework and bedtime with your kids to getting necessary errands done, you may feel like there aren’t enough hours in a day. As the hours creep later and later into the evening, you may find the hours you can sleep dwindling […]
Commonly brought on by the consumption of contaminated foods, norovirus is highly contagious and affects nearly 20 million people across the country each year. Often called a stomach bug or stomach flu, the virus has no relation to the influenza virus but presents with some comparable symptoms. Norovirus can affect people of all ages. If […]
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 […]