What Causes Ear Infections in Adults?

While it’s far more common for children to experience the painful symptoms of an ear infection, it’s very possible for adults to develop them as well. In some cases, adult ear infections may lead to more serious medical conditions as well (e.g., hearing loss, meningitis, brain abscess, ruptured eardrum, or facial paralysis), so it’s important … Continued

Can I Go to Urgent Care for Chest Pain?

If you or a loved one is experiencing any type of pain between the chin and abdomen, you might be wondering, “Can I go to urgent care for chest pain?” The answer is that it depends. While chest pain can be a sign of a serious cardiac condition, it can also be related to issues … Continued

I Just Threw My Back Out: What Should I Do?

Approximately 80% of people will experience back pain at some point in their lifetime. It is often the result of age, injury or surgery. Throwing your back out is a common phrase that people use when they’re experiencing sudden back pain, stiffness or discomfort. It’s a very common injury and can be caused by muscle … Continued

How Long Should It Take to Wash My Hands?

Mindful handwashing. It’s something more and more people are doing since the beginning of the pandemic, but why is it so important and how long should it take? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regular handwashing is one of the best ways to remove germs, prevent illness and stop the spread … Continued

Which SPF Sunscreen Is the Best?

There are so many choices when it comes to sunscreen. Not only are there a sea of competing brands, but there are also many different levels of SPF. SPF stands for sun protection factor and is a measure of how long it would take your skin to burn from ultraviolet (UV) rays. The sun emits … Continued

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