Children often catch seasonal illnesses on a regular basis. In fact, children catch between six and 10 cold each year, on average. But with the warmer weather here, there are other health concerns to be worried about. While getting outside to enjoy the warm weather is a great idea, it also poses the risk of getting bitten or stung by bugs. Most bugs are harmless, but there are instances when a family health doctor should be consulted. This article is going to cover a few common bites and stings and how to avoid them.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
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
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
Weighing too much is a matter of energy balance, a matter of calories going in verses calories going out, right? Maybe not. New research and new thinking in nutrition has started shifting this idea of energy balance to a view centered on food as a whole. It may be that getting rid of those pounds does not require hours of pounding on a treadmill as much as it requires rethinking what you eat.More
If you’re a coffee drinker, you’ve probably heard people say that coffee is bad for you. In the past, many people suspected coffee of causing health problems like heart disease. Good news: modern research says that coffee is actually healthy. As long as you keep your intake under six cups a day and avoid drinking so much you get the jitters, coffee has no serious negative health effects, and it may protect you from a number of diseases. Here are just a few of the reasons you should be drinking more coffee.More
A sprained ankle is a common injury that can happen to even the most careful of people. Although it’s best to allow medical experts to treat any injuries, it’s always good to know what to do until you can get help. Experts suggest treating a sprain with the R.I.C.E. method, an acronym for rest, ice, compression, and elevation.More
Some destinations such as Asia or Mexico may pose health risks to children. Here are steps that parents and caregivers should take to ensure that their children stay healthy on the trip.
Arthritis sufferers can experience joint pain and stiffness, swelling and redness around the affected area and a loss of mobility. The pain can start as soon as you wake up in the morning and get worse throughout the day. For many people, life with this debilitating disease is extremely limited. But where does it come from and what can you do if you suffer from arthritis?