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

How to Treat Cuts and Scratches Quickly

Cutting yourself at home can be painful and frustrating. You know you need to care for the wound, but if you don’t know how, you can risk getting an infection. And going to the doctor can be time-consuming and expensive when you only have a small cut. Minor cuts and scratches can be handled at … Continued