When you get sick with a cold or flu, do you head straight for the orange juice? There’s good reason, as the vitamin C it contains has the potential to lessen symptoms and speed recovery. But have you stopped to consider that there are other juices that can also provide a healthy boost to your […]
Sprains vs. Strains
Two of the most common reasons for a visit to the urgent care are sprains and strains. Sprains and strains are often categorized together due to their similarity — they both refer to tearing or overstretching of soft tissue in the body. However, the difference lies in what soft tissue is affected. Soft Tissue in […]
Three Simple Ways to Cut Salt in Your Diet
In culinary circles, salt is king. In addition to making food taste more flavorful, it also serves as a preservative to make food last longer. But when it comes to health, salt gets a bad rap. Salt is made up of two minerals: sodium and chloride. Sodium is the culprit that gives salt a bad […]
Is Telemedicine a Good Option for You?
Telemedicine is on the rise. Of course, recently this is due in large part to the COVID-19 pandemic, but telemedicine has been a popular option for several years. (In 2018, the telemedicine market was already valued at $34.2 billion.) Read on to find out how telemedicine compares to an in-office visit, and when it may […]
Should You Visit the Doctor During COVID-19?
A casualty of COVID-19 that can be just as dangerous as coronavirus itself is neglecting to visit the doctor when you need to. Due to fears of contracting coronavirus, people are suffering at home for critical needs, some that result in worsening conditions, and sadly, even death. Doctors around the country have reported substantial decreases […]
Nutrition and Your Immune System
Ever wondered why some people rarely get sick? There are lots of factors that contribute to a healthy immune system. There are steps you can take to bolster your body’s defenses. The most important thing to do is live a healthy lifestyle. Eating lean protein, lots of fresh veggies and fruit and limiting processed foods […]
Should I Panic About Coronavirus?
Update 3/26/20: Since the initial publishing of this article, the situation has changed quite a bit. COVID-19 has been declared a global pandemic by WHO. Please review the CDC’s guidelines for the most up-to-date information. It’s all over the news and dominating international headlines. But how much should you worry about contracting COVID-19, the newest […]
What’s That Rash: Winter Rash
Winter weather can be harsh on your skin. If you find that you have developed a red, flaky, or itchy rash during the colder months, it could be nothing more than so-called “winter rash”. While generally just uncomfortable, you may be wondering, “is there is any point at which I should take this rash more […]
Don’t Let a Christmas Injury Ruin Your Holiday
The most wonderful time of the year can land you in a hospital or doctor’s office if you aren’t careful. For 2016, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) documented 18,400 injuries related to holiday decorating alone that required a visit to the emergency room. And the numbers only increase each year. According to […]
Sugar and Your Immune System
We all know too much sugar is bad for us. Sugar promotes obesity, diabetes, heart disease, tooth decay, skin aging, and a host of other ailments. It increases the risk of depression, rheumatoid arthritis, and kidney failure, just to name a few. And, concerning especially during cold and flu season, eating sugar suppresses the immune […]