5 Common Causes of Rapid Heartbeat

An elevated heart rate is usually nothing to worry about if you’re working out, have a job that requires you to be active, or experiencing heightened emotions such as nervousness or excitement. This normal sensation happens to millions of people annually and can be caused by various factors.  Not often linked to a serious underlying … Continued

How Long Does a Cold Last? Here’s What You Should Know

In the United States, on average, adults experience 2-3 colds per year. While that seems like a lot in itself, children are at higher risk and often experience even more. Most common in the fall and winter months, the common cold can affect anyone at any point throughout the year and last quite some time.  … Continued

7 Foods to Effectively Lower Your Blood Sugar

Managing your blood sugar can be challenging, especially if you’re living with diabetes. You’re not alone. In fact, about 1.4 million Americans are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes each year, meaning that blood sugar regulation is top of mind for many people daily. As you may know, certain foods can cause extreme blood sugar hikes, … Continued

5 Ways to Manage High Blood Pressure

Blood pressure — we’ve all had it taken at one point or another. From when we are children until well into adulthood, measuring blood pressure is a standard portion of a yearly wellness visit and part of all doctors’ exams, no matter the type you’re seeing. Even dentists take blood pressure before administering an anesthetic … Continued

Understanding Hay Fever: Know When to Visit Urgent Care

Nearly 25 million Americans are affected by hay fever each year. A common condition most often seen during the spring and early summer months, it can range from mild to severe. It often causes those affected to experience symptoms similar to the common cold. Although there are differences between the two, many mistake one for … Continued

How to Know When to Worry About a Headache

Nearly 45 million people experience and complain of headaches each year in the United States. In fact, of all ailments, headaches are the most experienced and reported. Out of the 36 different types of headaches, most are no cause for serious concern, but some may be the first indicator of a more serious underlying health … Continued