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Sunburn facts and safety

By | Blog

We all know the pain and dangers that come with sunburn, but did you know that the ultraviolet rays emitted from the sun can start burning your skin in just 15 minutes? And if you stay out longer than that and end up with a painful sunburn, doing so just every two years triples your risk for melanoma, a form…

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What happens to donated blood

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Every two seconds, someone in the United States needs blood, and every year, 6.8 million Americans respond to this need by donating their own. But what happens to the blood after it’s collected and the donation crew leaves for the day? As it turns out, the collection is just the first step of a long series of actions to prepare…

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Why sneezing is vital to your health

By | health

Sneezing is a natural occurrence that we’ve all experienced many, many times. Sometimes, it just feels great to sneeze. But did you know it’s also good for you? Sneezing plays a really important role in your immune system by protecting your body from infections and other antibodies that are trying to get in. What do you need to know about…

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Why do you get bruises?

By | skin conditions

Bruises are very common and can be subtle (you don’t know it’s there until you touch the sore spot) or very visible. Bruises are skin injuries that discolor the surface of your skin. It happens because blood from blood cells that are hurt by impact collects around your skin’s surface, making your soft skin a little (or a lot) black…

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How to deal with spring allergies

By | allergies

Most people get really excited at the thought of spring – warmer weather, outdoor sports, picnics, walks in the park. The list goes on! But if you have spring allergy problems, spring time mostly brings with it the fear of sniffling, sneezing, itchy eyes and a stuffed up head. It’s known to most as hay fever, though doctors call it…

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April fools safety

By | health

Every year on April 1 people gather all of their clever practical jokes and aim them towards the ones they love. This is not only acceptable, its appreciated. While its supposed to be all fun and games there is always the April fools prank that goes horribly wrong.  Last year there was a giant spike in emergency room visits on April…

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Infected wounds: signs and symptoms

By | infections

When you’re healing from a wound of any kind to your skin, it’s important to be on the lookout for infection in your wounds. Infections in injuries or wounds can happen in the wound or in mucous membranes (like the inside of the nose or mouth). They can come after any type of skin problem, including:   A bite A…

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Urgent Care vs. Emergency Rooms

By | Blog

With so many clinics popping up on every corner – from urgent care walk-in clinics to stand-alone emergencies to traditional hospital ERs – it’s hard to know which you should choose when you’re in need. There are two key differences in urgent care clinics versus emergency rooms: Emergency rooms treat any medical situation – including trauma and life-threatening medical emergencies….

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What happens during an asthma attack?

By | health

It’s happening again. Your coughing won’t stop. You can’t talk, and your breathing is getting more rapid by the minute. You could be having an asthma attack. Asthma attacks are a sudden burst of severe asthma symptoms, which happen when the muscles around your bronchospasm, or airways, tighten up. When you have an asthma attack, the lining of your airways…

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The Kissing Disease: Avoiding Mono on Valentine’s Day

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We’ve all heard of the “kissing disease,” also known as mono. Mononucleosis is caused by the Epstein-Barr virus, which actually infects almost everyone by the time they are 40 years old. Usually, though, it does not make you sick. When it does, it comes in the form of mono. Once you get mono, you have the virus inside of you…

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