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When you get a cold or the flu, chances are it doesn’t come at the most convenient of times. That’s just how life works. Fortunately, family practice doctors know just what to do. Here are a few of the things they recommend doing when sick.
Take It Easy. You get sick days for a reason, and it’s not to play hooky. When you’re unwell, call off work, stay in bed, and drink plenty of water. You need to rest, and stay hydrated. Water helps thin mucus secretions in the lungs, and orange juice is pakced with vitamin C, which can help protect you against immune deficiencies. Though it’s no cure for the common cold, it can help support the troops.
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Whether you’re the most accident prone daredevil, or a sure-footed mountain goat, injuries can happen to anybody. A slippery rock, a rusty nail hidden in the grass, and before you know it, you find yourself in need of urgent medical care. Although for many of us, going to the emergency room might be your first knee-jerk response, urgent care facilities can often be a faster and more affordable option.
Priority one—evaluate whether the injury is immediately life-threatening. Emergencies such as heart-attack, head trauma, or arterial bleeding require the highest levels of response, and should be taken to an emergency room immediately. Since the emergency room will prioritize the most l (more…)
In the overwhelming majority of cases, the signs and symptoms of fibroids never show, but when they do, the symptoms of fibroid cysts can be downright terrible. Here are just a few of the worst ones.
Anemia. One of the most common symptoms of fibroid cysts is abnormal menstrual bleeding. When fibroids cause women to bleed extra during their cycle, they may find that they soak through their sanitary protection in under 60 minutes. They may not even be able to go out, because of their flow. When women bleed this much, they may deve (more…)
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The onset of winter can bring unpleasant challenges for anyone. This is particularly true for those that use a wheelchair. Anything that depends on consistent contact with the ground is going to suffer as snow and ice start to fall and form. The wheels of a wheelchair are no different. In addition, because of the […]
Are you overweight? Obese? The World Health Organization defines being overweight as an individual with a BMI that is greater than 25. If your BMI is greater than 30, you are obese. But if you fall into one of these categories, you are not alone. The majority of all adults in the U.S. are trying […]
When a victim needs prompt medical care, a nearby responsible party can and should look up nearby medical care facilities to take them to. This may mean conducting an online search such as “where is urgent care near me,” or something more specific such as “urgent care centers within 10 miles” or “pediatric urgent care […]