Preventing Fall Injuries After Surgery

Far too many urgent care or emergency room visits occur after a patient is discharged from surgery and suffers a bad fall at home. This can due to unsteadiness from pain medication, nausea, weakness or simply trying to do too much too soon. While we can’t always prevent slip and fall injuries during your recovery,…

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Action Steps Against Asthma Attacks

Asthma is a chronic disease that affects the lungs and your ability to breathe. Both children and adults can suffer from this common condition. While asthma can be properly managed with medication, there is always a risk of an “asthma attack.” An asthma attack involves the sudden narrowing of airways, which often causes symptoms that…

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Signs Your Abdominal Pain Needs Immediate Attention

Is it gas or appendicitis? Abdominal discomfort is not always easy to diagnose on your own. When you have more than a mild “tummy ache” or the pain comes on suddenly, it can raise concern. Not all intense abdominal pain is serious. In fact, simple gas pains can produce significant discomfort for patients of all…

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When Allergies Need Urgent Care

Do you have an allergy? Whether it is a certain product, medication, food ingredient or environmental substance, many Americans suffer from allergies. In fact, according to the Allergies and Asthma Foundation of America (AAFA), allergies are the sixth leading cause of chronic illness in the United States. While not all allergens will cause life-threatening results,…

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Do You Suffer From Runner’s Knee?

For athletes and avid runners, knee pain is a common ailment. The knees are joints that carry tremendous pressure and responsibility when running. However, this doesn’t mean that knee pain should be ignored or even accepted. It is important to let a skilled physician diagnose your knee pain, as there are many conditions and injuries…

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Recognizing ADHD in Adults

It is common to consider ADHD as a condition that children face. However, adults can struggle with ADHD too. In fact, while ADHD is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders in children, it can often persist into adulthood. ADHD, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, refers to a chronic condition of attention difficulty, hyperactivity and…

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Understanding COVID-19 Testing

COVID-19 testing is not a foreign term. According to Statistica, a total of over 186 million tests for COVID-19 had taken place in the United States by November 26, 2020. Coronavirus testing is an important tool to help us understand the pandemic as well as control it. However, not all covid-19 testing is the same, and…

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Concierge COVID-19 Testing

The COVID-19 pandemic has been detrimental to many industries across the nation. Among the hardest hit was the TV and film industry, which was sadly evidenced by the lack of new releases and fresh content on the television as we stayed at home. Fortunately, while coronavirus cases remain high, production companies are now resuming and…

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The Impact of Anxiety on Your Body

Did you know that nearly 40 million adults suffer from anxiety disorder? Anxiety does not discriminate based on sex, age, gender or ethnicity. While anxiety is a common and natural reaction to stress, it can lead to some very disruptive physical symptoms if it goes unchecked. In fact, long term anxiety can impact your heart,…

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Understanding Epidural Steroid Injections

Do you suffer from chronic back pain despite medication and physical therapy? You may be a candidate for injection therapy. Epidural steroid injections can be an excellent solution to relieve back pain, especially when irritated or inflamed nerves are involved. The Role of Inflammation Why does a steroid injection work for chronic back pain? Understanding…

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