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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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It is an unfortunate fact that many Americans today abuse prescription drugs or opioids, but the good news is that recovery from an addiction is always possible. A drug addict may be encouraged to visit methadone detox centers, heroin treatment centers, or other clinics to get medical help, and this can go a long way […]
In a time when more and more Americans are lobbying for the recreational use of marijuana in an increasing number of states, there are groups of people across the country who are concerned about a problem that has been haunting the nation for years: opioid drugs. With lives both ruined and lost parents and loved […]
Physical therapy is the unifying factor between today’s working Americans. No matter the job, hours, or particular health problems, it’s something everyone has dealt with at some point. Your rehab tools are the key ingredient standing between a patient and a healthier life. These can be as simple as a measuring stick to determine the […]