How Serious Is My Burn?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1.1 million people seek medical care for burn injuries each year in the United States. Of those, approximately 50,000 require hospitalization. Would you know when to seek medical care for a burn? When you suffer a burn of any kind or severity, you feel pain … Continued

Stay Healthy All Summer Long With These Tips

Who’s ready for summer? Whether you’re a parent, essential worker or both, I’m sure everyone is looking forward to warm weather and less time in front of Zoom calls. The past 12 months have been difficult for most everyone, but now that more than 33 million people (and counting!) have been fully vaccinated for the … Continued

Should I Get IV Fluid Hydration After I Have the Flu?

When you have a cold or the flu, it’s important to stay hydrated. Drinking plenty of water, tea or the occasional Pedialyte while ill can help you recover more quickly and ease symptoms. Early signs of dehydration include increased thirst, weakness, decreased urination and fatigue. More severe symptoms may include low blood pressure, confusion, lightheadedness, … Continued

Do I Need to See a Doctor for My Sprained Ankle?

No one plans to sprain his or her ankle, but it’s a very common injury that can range from mild to severe. Not surprisingly, it’s also one of the most common sports injuries, with approximately 2 million cases each year. Other common activities that may lead to a sprained ankle include hiking over uneven terrain … Continued

Recovering From an Allergic Reaction and What to Do

An allergic reaction is an abnormal immune response to a foreign substance. These substances can be anything from food and medications to environments. When your skin comes in contact with these substances, it can cause mild symptoms like skin irritation, hives, watery eyes or sneezing. For some, the allergic reaction can be much more severe. … Continued

What Is IV Fluid Hydration and When Do You Need It?

If you’ve ever complained of a headache, a stomach ache, or any other minor discomfort, chances are that someone’s asked if you’re dehydrated. There’s no standard amount of water that everyone should be drinking each day. In fact, it varies based on your weight. But what happens if you don’t drink enough water? Well, in … Continued

How to Treat an Eye Stye: A Guide

An eye stye is an infection of the eyelid caused by a plugged gland. They are typically not very serious but they can cause quite a bit of pain and irritation. A stye can last for a few days or a week or two.  If you’re having an issue with one of your eyes and … Continued

5 Ways of Treating Cold and Flu

When cold and flu season strikes, it’s helpful to be as healthy as possible. Everyone will, at some point in their life, discover how awful these viral infections can be, and do everything to avoid repeating the whole ordeal. So what is your greatest defense? Living an active lifestyle that encourages a healthy immune system … Continued