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
A collection of articles that our own doctors have written about various health-related health topics. Let us know if you have any questions or would like to suggest a future article topic.
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?
When you become a patient either with a new physician or in the hospital you are always asked if you have any allergies to medications. Several different types of symptoms can result from an allergic reaction, from a mild localized rash to serious effects on organs. The body’s response can affect any organ system, but the skin is the most … [Read more...] about Allergic Reactions To Medication
Diabetes mellitus is a medical condition most people have heard talked about. In fact, this medical condition is so prevalent, most people probably know someone who has this condition. So what is diabetes mellitus? It is a disease of the pancreas, an organ located in the abdominal cavity. The pancreas is part of the endocrine system … [Read more...] about Diagnosing Diabetes
October is breast cancer awareness month, which is an annual campaign to raise awareness of breast cancer as well as raise money to advance breast cancer research. Breast cancer affects one in eight women and 100 times more common in women, but men can also have breast cancer. It is the most common type of invasive cancer in women … [Read more...] about Breast Cancer Symptoms & Screening
We are getting to that time of year again, cold and influenza season. Your co-workers and friends will start having a cough, runny nose, congestion, and fevers. You may be wondering, what is the difference between an upper respiratory infection also known as the common cold and influenza? Both influenza and colds are caused by viral … [Read more...] about Difference Between The Common Cold and Influenza
Well, it is that time of year again, summer. With the warmer weather, most people will be enjoying an increase in outdoor activities such as baseball games, gardening, and swimming. As we spend more time outside, we increase our exposure to ultraviolet radiation. If the proper precautions aren’t taken, this increased exposure to UV rays … [Read more...] about Sunburn and Skin Damage
We have all heard the term shingles and possibly have even heard commercials advertising a vaccine for shingles. So what exactly are shingles, and how does an individual become infected with shingles? The medical name for shingles is herpes zoster virus. It is a reactivation of a previous infection with the varicella-zoster virus, … [Read more...] about What Exactly Are Shingles?