When you are injured, ill, or a child is sick with fever, it is best to seek care as soon as possible. When to go to primary care vs urgent care is dependent on several factors. The severity of the illness,
Years ago if you sustained an injury, your only option for care was the dreaded emergency room where you might sit for hours waiting to be treated. Times have changed and so have options for your medical care. Today, there are urgent care centers just about everywhere,
Why does everything seem to happen around the holidays? There was that year the kids somehow dislodged a yellow jacket hideout on a warm Thanksgiving. This year you are hoping for a safe and uneventful holiday weekend. Just in case, here is your Thanksgiving health and safety guide.
To be clear, the CDC recommends everyone over the age of 6 months get a flu shot this year. The most vulnerable are seniors over age 65 and young children with respiratory issues like asthma and illness which lowers immunity. There is more to understand about the 2022-2023 flu season: preparing your family.
Concussions are brain traumas from a hard knock or blow to the head. They can be mild or be very severe requiring immediate medical attention. Children, teens, and adults are all susceptible to sustaining a concussion, and the individual needs to be monitored for symptoms in order to determine how serious the brain injury might be.
If you are sexually active, you should get STD tests. It is an essential part of your overall health. How often you should be tested is dependent on your current and past sexual situation. Let’s find out what experts say about who should get STD tests and how often.
Around this time of summer our landscape begins to look unruly, and we want to clean it up. Inevitably you or one of your children gets into a patch of poison ivy or some other unfriendly vine or bush. When this occurs,
If you are one of those people who seems to attract the mosquitoes and ants, you know the drill, and most of the time you come prepared with your trusty stash of bug repellents. But what if you or your children are bitten,
When you are bleeding from a cut, a dog bite, or hurting yourself using a power tool or other implement, it is always better to be safe and find out if stitches are required. It is easy enough to find out what medical care is necessary and not risk further complications.
All you know right now is that your ankle hurts like the dickens. Is it sprained, strained, or fractured? All you want is for the pain to go away. Understanding the difference between sprains, strains, and fractures can help you know the appropriate measures to relieve the pain before seeing the doctor.