According to the National Institutes of Health, chest pain is the second largest cause of emergency room visits in the United States. Roughly 20% to 40% of the global population is affected by chest pain of some kind every year. While chest pain could be a symptom of a serious health issue, there are many instances when it is not. Here … [Read more...] about Common Causes of Chest Pain & When You Should See a Doctor
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The winter time has traditionally been associated with illness. Infants, elderly, and those with compromised immune systems, are especially susceptible. With holiday excitement, we tend to put our health on the back burner. During this busy time, it is important to monitor the health status of everyone in the family. Below are listed … [Read more...] about How to Treat and Prevent Five of the Most Common Holiday Illnesses
Babies are naturally curious, and as parents we want to foster this curiosity so that they can learn and grow into happy, imaginative kids. But while a curious baby is a great thing for childhood development, there are things all around the house that can cause your baby harm if they are able to get into them. September is National … [Read more...] about Baby Safety Tips: How to Prepare Your Home for Curious Babies
Most of us have heard of meningitis, but what most of us are not aware of is that there are actually many causes of meningitis. Meningitis is a clinical syndrome characterized by inflammation of the meninges, which are the protective membranes covering the brain and spinal cord. The inflammation is usually caused by an infection of the … [Read more...] about The Many Causes of Meningitis
National heart month has been celebrated in the United States every February since 1964 when Lyndon Johnson declared the first American Heart Month. The month is dedicated to increasing awareness of heart disease as the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. Many activities and awareness programs are scheduled … [Read more...] about Guard Against Heart Disease
With football season in full-swing, concussions and head injuries are in the front of a lot of parents’ and coaches’ minds. With advances in protective gear along with increased awareness and legislation surrounding the need to remove injured athletes from play, athletes are being kept safer. But when should a parent worry? Will there … [Read more...] about Concussion Treatment
Many health concerns have been raised following the devastating floods that hurricane Harvey brought to Texas. Civilians and first responders have been wading through debris ridden flood waters which increase the possibility of disaster-related injuries. Due to the contaminated flood water, the risk of exposure to higher levels of … [Read more...] about Flood Cleanup Injuries and Tetanus Vaccinations
So, I’m glad to have some warmer weather and sunny days after our long winter. With the warmer days and sunshine, most of will be spending more time doing outdoor activities. The sunshine provides us all with much needed vitamin D, but too much sun exposure can be harmful to our skin and to our health. You might be asking yourself what … [Read more...] about Avoiding Skin Cancer
We have all heard more and more about concussion in the news lately, especially regarding athletes. The term concussion protocols for athletes returning to play after a head injury has been particularly talked about. But athletes are not the only individuals who can suffer from concussions. A concussion, also known as a mild traumatic … [Read more...] about Concussion Symptoms & Treatment
We have all been sick with a viral illness at one time or another in our lives. As a matter of fact, viruses are one of the most common causes of fever in children. So you may be wondering exactly what a virus is. It is a molecule with genetic material, it can only replicate inside of the living cells of another organism. The virus’s … [Read more...] about Viruses vs Bacteria: What’s The Difference?