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Deciding When to Keep Your Sick Child at Home

How can you tell when your child should stay home when they’re not feeling well and when it’s best for them to “tough it out” and go to school? Here’s what you need to know.
May 1st, 2023

Is Your Child Sleepy or Lethargic? Here's How You Can Tell

A child is typically filled with energy and life, so when your child is sluggish, uninterested in most activities that kids usually love, and showing other worrying signs, you may wonder whether they're sleepy or lethargic. Here’s how to tell.
Apr 1st, 2023

Knowing When to Take Your Child to Urgent Care or the ER

You don’t need to take your child to the urgent care or emergency room every time they're feeling under the weather. However, it's important to know when you should — and whether the urgent care or the ER is the right place to go.
Jan 12th, 2023

4 Smart Questions to Ask Your Pharmacist

Did you know you have another resource — beyond your doctor — to get answers to your medication questions? Your pharmacist may be the best person to ask personalized questions about your prescriptions.
Nov 1st, 2022

What You Can Learn from Your Blood Work

Blood tests can pick up a range of diseases and conditions and give your physician a clear read on how many of your vital organs are functioning. Here’s more about what you can learn from your blood work.
Oct 17th, 2022

5 Important Benefits of an Annual Physical

Annual physicals provide the information necessary to diagnose health issues and diseases early — when the issue is the easiest to treat. Keep reading to learn about the five benefits of an annual exam.
Sep 1st, 2022

How to Tell If Your Cut Needs Stitches

Most cuts are minor and won’t need to be stitched up, but others do require stitches to promote healing and prevent scarring. Here’s how to know if your injury requires stitches.
Aug 1st, 2022

Is it Covid-19, a Cold, or Allergies?

Covid-19, colds, and allergies share many of the same symptoms. Here are some of the important differences between the illnesses and how to know which one you’re dealing with.
May 1st, 2022

When Your Child's Cut Might Need Stitches

As a parent, you want to make sure you’re making the right choice whenever your child gets hurt. Here’s a quick guide to assessing if your child’s cut might require stitches.
Apr 6th, 2022

What Are the Benefits of Primary Care?

There are many benefits of primary care. Primary care providers can: - Help you navigate the healthcare system and coordinate communication with other healthcare professionals - Provide individualized care where they understand your unique medical history
Jan 11th, 2022

What Is Croup?

Croup is an inflammation of the vocal cords (larynx) and windpipe (trachea). It causes difficulty breathing, a barking cough, and a hoarse voice. The cause is usually a virus, often parainfluenza virus. Other causes include allergies and reflux.
Dec 17th, 2021

What Is a Chest Cold (Acute Bronchitis)?

A chest cold occurs when the airways of the lungs swell and produce mucus in the lungs. That's what makes you cough. A chest cold, often called acute bronchitis, lasts less than 3 weeks and is the most common type of bronchitis.
Dec 17th, 2021

Why Are Vaccines Important?

Vaccines are important because they protect you against many diseases. These diseases can be very serious. So getting immunity from a vaccine is safer than getting immunity by being sick with the disease.
Nov 12th, 2021

What Usually Causes a Fever?

Fever occurs when a part of the brain called the hypothalamus shifts the set point of your normal body temperature upward. When this happens, you may feel chilled and add layers of clothing, or you may start shivering to generate more body heat.
Nov 12th, 2021