Does Urgent Care Do Stitches?

Small cuts, bruises, skinned knees, animal scratches, and puncture wounds are a fact of life. While many of these injuries can be safely treated at home, others may need urgent medical attention. If you’ve suffered a cut or laceration that you think is serious enough for stitches, you might be wondering where to go for … Continued

Do I Have COVID or Just a Cold?

As many Americans approach the new, in-person school year or head back into the office full-time during cold and flu season, you may be wondering how to tell the difference between COVID vs. cold symptoms. The truth is COVID, the common cold, seasonal allergies and the flu all have many similar signs and symptoms, so … Continued

How Do I Know if I’m Drinking Enough Water?

Approximately 75% of adults in America are, reportedly, chronically dehydrated. Chronic dehydration occurs when a person consistently loses more water than they are taking in over a long period of time. Things like frequent headaches or difficulty concentrating could be warning signs of dehydration. One of the easiest ways to find out if you’re drinking … Continued

What is an EKG Used For?

EKG stands for electrocardiogram and can provide a considerable amount of information about the health and functioning of your heart. Before having an EKG, it’s important to let your doctor know what, if any, medications you’re taking or if you are allergic to adhesive tape. So, what is an electrocardiogram, anyway? What is an electrocardiogram? … Continued

How to Treat a Poison Ivy Rash at Home

Poison ivy is a three-, five- or nine-leaved, vined plant that grows naturally in wooded or marshy areas of North America. It contains an oil called urushiol, which causes an allergic reaction on the skin if you come in contact with it. According to the American Skin Association, 10-15% of people are severely allergic to … Continued

Ten Ways to Avoid Spring Sports Sprains and Strains

After a long year in quarantine, spring sports are finally reopening and recruiting kids across the country for lots of outdoor activity, teamwork and fun. While parents and children alike are ecstatic to get back on the pitch, sports injury prevention should be top of mind—especially since physical activities have been limited. Sprains and strains … Continued

Three Key Differences Between a Cold and Allergies

We’ve all struggled with a cold at one time or another. It’s one of the most common viral infections of the nose and throat. In fact, adults can catch between two to five colds each year, and children catch even more. But if sniffling, sneezing and coughing symptoms last for more than 7 days (the … Continued

Heart Health: Five Foods Cardiologists Want You to Avoid

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 18.2 million Americans over the age of 20 have coronary artery disease. Age, family history, smoking, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol levels, diabetes and excess weight are common causes. Though many Americans are eating a modestly healthier diet now as compared to a decade … Continued

Avoid the Common Cold and Flu With These Foods

Did you know certain foods help boost your immune system and avoid things like the common cold and flu—even during a pandemic? Though the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states the U.S. is experiencing decreased influenza this year as a result of the pandemic, they attribute the decline to less people seeking medical care … Continued