Category Archives: Medical Treatment

Flu Season is Coming. Vaccination Recommendations

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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 […]

Head Lice – Itchy Just Thinking About It

Head Lice

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.

The Summertime Sunburn

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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 […]

Where to go for minor care: a healthcare costs issue

Money being exchanged for health care

Our murky knowledge of healthcare costs Healthcare costs are outrageous and opaque.  Healthcare does not follow the patterns of your standard consumer product.  There are so many layers and so many veils covering up the true cost of care that I would bet most of the time, not even those providing the care know how much […]

Can’t Take the Pressure? Sinus Infection or Sinus Inflammation?

Statue with headache/sinus infection representing person about to be seen for urgent care telemedicine visit.

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 […]

Ankle Injuries: To Send for X-rays or Not? A Practical Telemedicine Approach.

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 […]