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

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

Save Your Spot in Line for Urgent Care and Reduce Your Risks

When you have an urgent healthcare concern, you need two things: Quality, completely capable medical care  Accessibility (walk-ins, convenient hours, open weekends, etc.) At Amory Urgent Care, we’re making our excellent care even more convenient for you. Simply by visiting our Home page, you can: See your wait time and your place in the queue … Continued

How to Tell if You Have a Fever: 5 Key Signs

Did you know that the 2018 flu season cost employers more than $9 billion in lost wages? In the thick of cold and flu season, it’s essential to prepare to keep yourself and your loved ones healthy!  Are you feeling under the weather? Are you concerned that your child is sick? Let’s get into how to … Continued

Concussions in Athletes: Warning Signs Your Need to Look For

Did you know that 10 percent of people who play contact sports will experience a concussion each year? If your child plays football, he’s particularly at risk since the sport is often associated with traumatic brain injuries that can be fatal. Therefore, it’s crucial to recognize the signs of one of the biggest dangers of football so … Continued

Hunting Season 2018: Hunting Safety Tips for the Novice Hunter

Each year, around 1,000 people are accidentally shot by hunters in Canada and the US. Of these accidents, fewer than 75 are fatal. The number of hunting accidents may be less than car accidents and drownings. But it’s still crucial to understand hunters safety nonetheless. It’s not just accidental shootings that hunters need to worry … Continued