Primary Care vs. Urgent Care

When you get sick or injured, you may be uncertain about whether you should visit your doctor or an urgent care center. While many people believe urgent care is more convenient than going to your regular primary care physician, there are clear benefits to calling your doctor when non-life-...

General Health & Wellness
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Child Safety: Look Before You Lock

Forgetting a child in the backseat of a car can be a grave mistake, even on days with cooler temperatures. According to the CDC, cars can heat up 20 degrees in roughly 10 minutes and lead to serious heat-related illness or death. Though a preventable tragedy, many of the childhood deaths from...

Children's Health
Emergency Care
General Health & Wellness

The ABCs of Hepatitis

Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver. Most often, viruses cause hepatitis. There are five main hepatitis viruses: A, B, C, D, and E. Though all cause acute hepatitis, they spread in different ways. Some can turn into chronic hepatitis and lead to cirrhosis, liver cancer, and liver failure....

Liver Care
Infectious Diseases
Digestive Health

Bad to the Burn: Preventing and Treating Sunburns

Summer days can be all fun and games—until someone gets burned. From mild redness and tender skin to severe burns and blisters, sunburn can be uncomfortable and cause long-lasting skin damage. The best way to prevent sunburn is to limit your skin’s exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays. Here’s how you...

General Health & Wellness
Children's Health

Taking Medications? You May Need to Avoid These Foods

Food-medication interactions can impact the body in various ways. Mixing certain foods or beverages with your medication can interfere with how your medication is digested or absorbed, block its breakdown, or exaggerate its effects. These interactions can occur when using prescription medication,...

Medication
General Health & Wellness

The Science Behind HIIT Workouts

HIIT, or high-intensity interval training, is a workout that alternates between intense anaerobic exercise and low-intensity intervals or complete rest. As a workout of high intensity, it doesn’t require much time to complete and is a great way to integrate exercise into your daily routine. Short...

Diet & Fitness
Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
General Health & Wellness
Weight Loss

Are These Fad Diets Actually Healthy?

Living a healthy lifestyle and promoting a balanced diet has gained much popularity throughout the years. However, experts have concluded that some diets are not one-size fits all and have deemed a few as completely unsafe. Take a look at three fad diets from which experts advise everyone to stay...

Diet & Fitness
General Health & Wellness
Weight Loss
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Dry & Secondary Drowning: What Parents Need to Know

Many parents believe their children aren’t at risk for drowning once they get out of the water. However, incidents of dry and secondary drowning have happened and usually occur in young children. Know the facts to keep your kids safe in and out of the water. What is dry and secondary drowning?...

Children's Health
Emergency Care
General Health & Wellness
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3 Levels of Heat-Related Illness

While spending time outside is a great way to get fresh air and exercise, spending too much time in sweltering heat without relief can be dangerous. Prolonged exposure to heat can lead to heat-related illnesses like mild heat cramps, heat exhaustion, or severe heat stroke. Each level of illness...

Emergency Care
General Health & Wellness

The Difference Between “Baby Blues” and Postpartum Depression

No matter how you delivered your baby—vaginal, natural, Cesarean, or VBAC—recovering after birth can be both physically and emotionally challenging. It’s normal to feel a mix of exhaustion, irritability, sadness, and anxiety during the first couple weeks after childbirth. But how do you know if you...

Maternity
Women's Health