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.
Seasonal allergies can be a real pain. One day you're okay, and the next, your nose is running, your throat feels sore, and your eyes are both swollen and itchy. Here’s how to nip those seasonal allergies in the bud.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.