Sore Throat vs. Strep Throat

Sore Throat vs. Strep Throat: What’s the Difference? Sore throats affect millions of people each year. In fact, they are a symptom of various viruses and infections ranging from the common cold to COVID-19. Among throat pain complaints and diagnoses, strep throat is one of the most common throat-related illnesses among children between 5 and … Continued

What Are the Symptoms of Asthma?

What Are the Symptoms of Asthma? Here’s What You Should Know Asthma is a respiratory condition that affects 1 in 13 people, or about 25 million people, annually in the United States. It is the leading cause of chronic illness in children, with over 5 million affected by asthma symptoms. If left unmanaged, asthma can … Continued

Sore Throat: Allergies or a Cold? Here’s What You Should Know

It’s that time of year again: when we question our symptoms to determine if we are coming down with a cold or experiencing nagging seasonal allergies. Common colds and seasonal allergies often have similar or identical symptoms, leaving us to wonder what we are experiencing. Each year, over a billion people in America are estimated … Continued

Can Dehydration Cause Headaches? Here’s What You Should Know

Nearly three-quarters of American adults are classified as chronically dehydrated. While the most common age group affected by dehydration is the elderly, it can affect anyone at any age, especially those who participate in sports or rigorous exercise regularly or spend a lot of time in excessive heat. When most people think of dehydration, the … Continued

Earache vs. Ear Infection: What’s the Difference?

Ear pain affects millions each year. From minor ringing to excruciating pain and changes in hearing, ear problems are common, especially among children and teens. Although common, ear pain should not be ignored. The more complicated part of ear pain is not knowing whether the pain is caused by an earache or an ear infection. … Continued

Allergies vs. COVID: Here’s What You Need to Know

As summer begins to wind down for many, and school is back in session, knowing the difference between allergies vs. COVID is more important than ever. While seasonal allergies are often thought of as a springtime nuisance, they can affect anyone at any time of year and are often most prevalent during seasonal shifts due … Continued

How to Avoid a UTI: Here’s What You Need to Know

Between 50% and 60% of women will have at least one UTI in their adult lifetime. Most prevalent in women 65 and older, they affect millions of women yearly with cases ranging from mild to severe. Short for urinary tract infection, UTIs are common infections of the urinary system that can affect the bladder, kidneys … Continued

What Is a PCR Test? Here’s What You Need to Know

With the COVID-19 pandemic still very much alive in our communities, it is essential to understand the types of testing available to help us detect coronavirus efficiently and provide necessary treatment to reduce symptom severity for those who need it. Testing is also an essential step in slowing the spread of COVID-19 and reducing the … Continued

Do I Have Allergies or COVID-19? Know the Differences

With the change of season comes the onset of seasonal allergies for millions of people throughout the country. Coupled with the COVID-19 pandemic, it can be hard to discern if your symptoms are simply caused by a pollen spike or the latest variant of the coronavirus. On average, about  30% of adults and 40% of … Continued

Muscle Strains: Know How Long They Take to Heal

A majority of muscle injuries are strains or contusions. Nearly 90% of those who experience an injury to a muscle in their body experience a strain. These injuries can occur in various ways, from sports to work-related causes. Knowing how long they take to heal and precisely what you can do to treat them is … Continued