Does Urgent Care Do X-Rays?

When you have an urgent medical issue, like a broken bone or alarming abdominal pain, you might be wondering, “Can urgent care do x-rays?” Just like emergency rooms, urgent care clinics offer digital x-rays and EKGs as well as an on-site laboratory for fast, accurate diagnosis and treatment. According to guidelines from the Urgent Care … Continued

Five Ways to Treat Your Back Pain

Back pain is one of the most common physical ailments, affecting 65-75% of Americans at some point during their lifetime. While severe cases can be debilitating and quite painful, the good news is approximately 90% of cases are temporary, and there are several effective techniques and treatments that are safe and effective. Most back pain … Continued

How Much Vitamin D Do I Need?

Vitamin D plays a key role in helping the body absorb essential minerals and nutrients like magnesium, phosphate and calcium (one of the main building blocks for stronger teeth and bones). It’s so important, in fact, that your body makes it by itself when exposed to sufficient sunlight. Regular sun exposure is the most natural … Continued

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