Swimmer’s Ear: Causes and Symptoms

If your idea of summer fun is splashing in the pool for hours, then you’re not alone. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, swimming is the fourth most popular recreational activity in the United States with more than 91 million people over the age of 16 enjoying a refreshing dip each year. … Continued

Can You Get the Flu in the Summer?

Influenza or “the flu” is a seasonal illness that typically strikes in the fall and winter months. Why? When it’s cold outside, people are more likely to mingle indoors with the windows closed, which decreases ventilation and air flow. Air flow and maintaining an adequate physical distance are essential to slowing the spread of viral … Continued

How Do You Know When a Burn Is Bad?

When you get burned or scalded, one of your first thoughts might be, “How bad is my burn?” It’s important to know whether you need medical attention or if you can treat the burn safely and effectively at home. According to the Cleveland Clinic, nearly 500,000 people seek medical care for accidental burns each year. … Continued

Baseball First Aid Kit Essentials

First aid kits are important for any physical activity but are a necessity for sports that require a lot of physical activity, like baseball. Most sports-related injuries are the result of falls, being struck by an object, collisions and overexertion. Make sure you have everything you need to treat minor injuries that happen between the … Continued

When Should I Go to Urgent Care for Allergies?

According to Food Allergy Research & Education, approximately 32 million people have food allergies. While some food allergies can be fatal, most allergic reactions do not require a trip to urgent care. In fact, most of the time these symptoms can be safely managed at home. The most common food allergies include cow’s milk, eggs, … Continued

Why Are Vaccines So Important?

Vaccines are the most effective way to protect yourself and your community from infectious disease and costly hospital bills. If more people in a population get vaccinated, it lowers the risk for those who can’t. Unlike most medicines, which treat or cure diseases you already have, vaccines work to prevent them. All vaccines undergo rigorous … Continued

Four Tips to Stay Healthy This Winter

Winter weather means a higher risk of getting a cold, flu, bronchitis or even COVID-19. Like flu, the coronavirus is a respiratory illness that affects the upper (sinuses, nose and upper throat) or lower (windpipe and lungs) respiratory tract. However, COVID-19 appears to spread more easily, cause more serious illness in some people and make … Continued

5 Signs of Sprains and Strains to Look For

Getting involved in an accident, playing sports, or lifting heavy objects are all factors that can cause strains and sprains. You can develop either of the two at your upper or lower limbs.  Sometimes we may dismiss the injury as minor and fail to get treatment when it is needed. It is usually because we … Continued