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

Five Signs You Need IV Fluid Treatment for Dehydration

Approximately 75  percent of Americans are chronically dehydrated. This type of mild dehydration can lead to thirst, dark yellow urine, headache or even muscle cramps. If you experience any of these early warning signs, it’s important to replenish your fluids by drinking plenty of water to avoid more serious symptoms. Moderate to severe dehydration often … Continued

5 Essential Tips for Recovering From an ATV Injury

ATV riding is a dirty, rough, no holds barred sport. It’s an adrenaline fix for the most extreme junkies. In a sport as fast-paced and dangerous as motocross, it’s not a question of “if” you crash – it’s “when.” Injuries sustained at high speeds have life-altering consequences. Recovering from an ATV injury is a process. … Continued

How to Treat a Concussion: A Guide

Between 1.7 and 3 million concussions occur every year, whether it’s because someone has been participating in sports or other recreational activities. Concussions can leave you feeling a host of symptoms and lead you to wonder how to treat a concussion? That’s the question that we’re here to answer. Before you’ve finished reading this brief … Continued

4 X-Ray Facts to Known For Your Next Scan

Should you get an X-ray for that injured ankle? Why does your doctor suggest an X-ray if you’re having lung trouble? And should you get an X-ray, a CT scan, or an MRI? Read on to learn X-ray facts that answer 4 questions about X-rays. 1. How Do X-Rays Work? X-rays are a type of … Continued

Is it a Sprained or Broken Ankle? 5 Ways to Tell

2 million people suffer from ankle injuries a year. Among them, 400,000 come from sports injuries. Given that sports are the expected place for injuries, that means most of them are unexpected. Running, walking, and jumping are risks for sprained or broken ankles. Given that feet house 26 bones and 107 ligaments, it can be hard to know the difference.  Their differences depend … Continued

7 Exercises to Do While Recovering from Injuries

“No pain, no gain” is a common saying that is thrown around fitness communities often to promote pushing through the pain that comes with exercise. However, it’s important to understand the difference between pushing through the pain and further injuring yourself. In fact, recent studies have shown that the most common cause of injuries in fitness … Continued