What Causes Ear Infections?

Most ear infections occur when a bacterial, viral or fungal infection affects the eustachian tubes in the middle ear (the sections of the ear just behind the eardrum) causing them to become swollen or blocked. These tiny tubes run between the middle ear and the upper throat. Ear infections can also affect different parts of … Continued

Common Spring Sports Injuries

Spring is here, and sports are finally back after sitting on the sidelines of quarantine for more than a year. Whether you’re a trained athlete, up-and-comer or weekend warrior, injury is always a possibility. It’s important to understand the most common spring sports injuries, the best way to prevent them and what to do in … Continued

Ten Surprising Things That Can Worsen Allergy Symptoms

Seasonal allergies affect more than 60 million people each year, and that number is on the rise. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America , rising temperatures caused by climate change have lead to longer allergy seasons and poorer air quality. These longer seasons are causing more people to experience allergies and asthma attacks … Continued

Is it Possible to Lower Your Risk of Cancer?

Approximately 39.5 percent of people will be diagnosed with some type of cancer during their lifetime. However, about 50 percent of cancer cases and 50 percent of cancer deaths are preventable. Yes, preventable. The good news is you can lower your risk of cancer. But you have to be willing to do the work. The … Continued

What To Do If You Have a Work Related Injury

When you commute to work, the last thing on your mind is sustaining an occupational injury. But the risk is always there and accidents do happen. Every year, about 2.9 million workers suffer non-fatal workplace injuries and illnesses. Fortunately, employers around the country have a legal responsibility to purchase workers’ compensation insurance, which takes care … Continued

5 Flu Symptoms To Watch Out For

After a historically bad flu season, many parents and senior citizens are looking to be more prepared for next year. One of the easiest ways to keep the flu from getting too severe is to detect the flu symptoms early and go to the doctor. Before you can detect these symptoms, though, you need to … Continued