We are rapidly approaching the beginning of our annual influenza(flu) season which typically runs October through May. Getting the flu vaccine has been shown to be the best preventative measure to take in order to minimize the negative effects, complications, and deaths from influenza. There has been a yearly ongoing urban legend debate about the […]
While head lice, also called pediculosis capitis, is not necessarily dangerous to us, there is some physical discomfort associated with having these little parasites on us and there is a significant amount of social stigma associated with having an infestation.
Care Connection: Sunburn Feel the burn? Summertime is a great time to be outdoors. But while the sun is warm and enjoyable to be in, not preparing for it’s effects can lead to short-term pain and increase your risk of long-term problems. So, whether you are hiking, biking, swimming, or just relaxing, protecting yourself from […]
Everything has it’s pros and cons, right? Urgent Care video visits (telemedicine) is no different. Take a look at this list to help you understand where you may benefit and where problems may arise. Pros of Urgent Care Video Visits (Telemedicine) Cost – If you have not gone to the emergency room ever in your […]
Head Bonks – A Summertime Scenario As we roll into the warmer days of the year, children are out and about everywhere. Whether playing baseball, soccer, riding bikes, jumping on the trampoline, or just goofing around, summertime is the time of increased injuries and along with that goes head injuries. While I am not going […]
Springtime brings out the flowers, the pollinating trees, and the usually happy to see you pets being walked around our neighborhoods. But for many of you this time of year, you feel like you are under water, or your eyes are going to pop out of your head, your upper teeth might explode, or your head if […]
Do all ankle injuries need an x-ray? Multiple medical studies that have been confirmed time and time again, the answer is clearly no. You probably would not guess this by visiting or working in Emergency Departments or Urgent Care Centers across this country full of health care providers afraid of missing ANY diagnosis. Maybe it is […]
The Over-Prescribing Problem Studies have shown that as many as 70% of patients that present to a doctor with sore throat end up getting antibiotics yet bacterial infection has been found to be the cause of sore throat in only up to about 30% of cases. That means that there is a significant discord between […]