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It looks like the Flu but it isn't? Dec 26th, 2019

You are feverish, have body aches, coughing and congested. You are certain that you have the flu and head over to the clinic to get tested and treated but your test comes back negative. The flu isn’t the only virus that can leave you feeling generally miserable this winter- the...

Flu trends for 2019/2020 are having some that predict shaking their heads Dec 13th, 2019

  According to USA Today, “This flu season is the earliest this decade that the percentage of visits to health care providers associated with influenza-like illnesses is above the national baseline – the last time it exceeded the baseline this early, excluding 2009 during the H1N1 epidemic, was the 2003-2004 flu season,...

Cedar Fever and what you can do about it Dec 11th, 2019

t is the “most wonderful time of the year” unless you suffer from Cedar Fever. If you are an allergy sufferer living anywhere within a broad strip of Central Texas that stretches from the Red River to the Rio Grande, you already know the misery that the pollen of the...

Chest Pain – What to expect at the ER Dec 10th, 2019

  While it is true that some chest pain can be caused by some pretty benign and inconsequential conditions, it is also true that chest pain can be your five-alarm signal that something needs immediate attention and could be life threatening. This is the time to get to an Emergency...

Broken Bones: When To Go To The Emergency Room Jun 7th, 2018

Broken bones or bone fractures can happen a number of different ways and for a number of different reasons. The question many people these days are asking is, “ Do I need to go to the Emergency Room for a bone fracture or can my local Urgent Care take care...

Why Do Headaches Happen? Jun 7th, 2018

Each year, roughly one in six Americans sees a doctor for intense headaches. Despite the name, headaches are not literal pains in the head or brain. While the brain cannot feel actual pain, it signals whether other parts of the body experience distress. These signals come from swollen or tightened...

What To Do In Case Of A Seizure Jun 7th, 2018

Seizures and the intensity of their characteristics vary from person to person, largely depending on the individual’s medical condition. Witnessing someone endure a seizure can cause alarm and distress, but staying calm and observant of the person’s condition helps immensely, especially when emergency services are necessary. Things to Know About SeizuresOverall,...

What Is The Best Way To Cure A Hangover? Jun 7th, 2018

Unlike a handful of other ailments, hangovers are often self-diagnosable. You went to a party, had a solid share of beer, and now you’re suffering from a throbbing headache, stomach pain, nausea, some vomiting, and an inability to think straight. Hangover symptoms relay the message that you’ve had too much...

Sunburns Jun 7th, 2018

Most people who’ve enjoyed a trip to the beach or swimming pool might tell you that leisure comes with a price, including red, hot, itchy skin that hurts to touch, even as you lather on some gentle aloe vera or another dollop of Coppertone. Though you think you did your...