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

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