Sports are a great way to stay in shape, build life skills like teamwork and communication, and overall just have fun. However, like with any type of physical activity, spring sports pose the risk of injury. Because of this, young athletes, their parents, and coaches should all be aware of some common spring sports injuries and how to avoid needing urgent healthcare when possible. This article is going to discuss a few of these injuries and how they can be prevented.More
With spring finally here, many people are ready to get outside and enjoy their favorite spring activities. Unfortunately, some of these activities can cause injuries if they’re not done correctly. If you’re ready to jump back into your favorite spring activities, this article is going to discuss a few common causes of injuries in spring so you can avoid them this season.More
Winter has its fair share of seasonal illnesses. The flu, stomach bugs, and the common cold often plague each household at least once during the season. Fortunately, the end of flu and cold season is near! Unfortunately, that means allergy season is coming up quick. Many adults and children suffer from allergies each spring. In fact, a 2014 National Health Interview Survey found that 8.4% of children in the U.S. suffered from hay fever, 10% had respiratory allergies, another 5.4% from food allergies, and a total of 11.6% suffered from skin allergies. While allergies are one of the ongoing seasonal illnesses, this article is going to discuss a few ways you can help your family get prepared to face allergy season.
Do your spring cleaning
After being cooped up in your house all winter, it’s time to give it a thorough cleaning. While pollen is a major contributor to seasonal allergies, dust and other debris in the air in your home can worsen symptoms. It’s important to remember that dust collects on everything — so vacuum and wash carpets, curtains and furniture. Additionally, it’s important to change your air filters on a regular basis. Clean air filters will ensure the air quality in your home is as high as possible.
Keep the windows closed
While it may be tempting to fling open the windows at the first sign of warm weather, this is only going to worsen allergy symptoms. The slight breeze you’ll be enjoying from an open window will also bring pollen into your home. So to make sure your family has a safe place to hide away from the pollen, keep the windows closed as often as possible. Furthermore, investing in an air purifier may help keep allergens out of your home too. Dust, pollen, and pet dander can all be easily removed from your home with the help of a quality air purifier.
Visit a family health doctor
Before allergy season gets into full swing, consider taking your kids to a doctor. Childrens injuries, illnesses, and allergies should all be addressed by a doctor to determine the severity. While allergies are one of the most common seasonal illnesses, severe allergies can lead to breathing problems and other conditions. Because of this, any children with allergies should be seen by a doctor.
All of the sneezing, coughing, and itchy eyes associated with allergies can make a person absolutely miserable. Even though there’s no magic cure for allergies, there is plenty you can do to ensure your family is ready to tackle allergy season. Hopefully, some of these tips will help you and your family experience less severe reactions this season.More
When it comes to seasonal illnesses, there are none more dreaded than the flu. With aches and pains, a high fever, and an upset stomach, the flu can leave you feeling your worst. In fact, about 200,000 Americans are hospitalized because of flu complications each year. Because of this, it’s important to do everything you can to protect you and your family from one of the worst common illnesses. To help you keep your family health in top shape, consider following a few of these tips.More
With cold and flu season on the horizon, you may be wondering what you can do to strengthen your immune system to prevent getting sick, or recover more quickly if you do come down with something. You have probably already heard plenty of advice on eating well, getting enough sleep and exercise, and avoiding smoking and too much alcohol. But here are some surprising additional ways you can up your resistance to getting sick:More
After suffering a minor injury, whether it’s caused by a rough game or a simple accident, an urgent care clinic is the place to visit when you need medical care. Instead of visiting an emergency room, urgent care is the ideal place to get help if you aren’t suffering from a life-threatening ailment.More
If you think about it in a literary sense, the words “urgent” and “emergency” parallel each other in terms of their meanings. Therefore, it’s unsurprising that people interchange these words for two facilities that are very different from each other when it comes to healthcare.More
Ingrown toenails happen when the corner of a toenail grows into the flesh instead of over it, resulting in painful, red, swelling toes. While this commonly affects the big toe, it can develop in other toes as well. In case of injuries affecting one or both feet, you may even have several ingrowns simultaneously.More
With some medical conditions, you can wait for a routine doctor’s appointment to be checked out. Asthma check ups, chronic conditions and contraception discussions can all be had with your regular doctor, but some conditions just can’t wait days or weeks for treatment when you’re finding it difficult to book an appointment with your regular doctor. If you suspect you have any of the following conditions, consider seeking urgent care at a walk in clinic to avoid further complications.More
While there’s no denying that health is priceless, caring for can be extremely pricey. And nowhere is this more apparent than a visit to the emergency room. As Elisabeth Rosenthal wrote in the New York Times in 2013, even a relatively minor procedure such as stitches can cost as much as $2,200. It’s almost scary to think how more serious injuries such a bone fracture might cost.More