10 Tips for a Safe Fourth of July

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Fourth of July weekend is finally here! And that means road trips, family get-togethers, BBQs, fun in the sun, and marvelous fireworks displays. However, each July 4th, thousands of people are injured while using fireworks. Despite the clear dangers, people often overlook the risks associated with using fireworks, which include burns and other injuries, fires, and […]


Sinus Infection or Cold?

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When you have a cough, runny nose and fever, how can you tell whether it’s a cold or a sinus infection? You’ve likely heard the term “the common cold,” but probably not “the common sinus infection.” Keep that in mind: while colds happen frequently, acute bacterial sinus infections are much more infrequent, and usually occur […]


Debunking Some Common Health Myths

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When it comes to long-held misconceptions about our health, old habits are even harder to shake than a sinus infection. No matter how much we learn, we’d all rather follow grandma’s advice, or do simply what feels right, rather than verify if any of our long-held assumptions are correct. To quote Zackary Berger, M.D., “A […]


8 Healthy Ways to Start Your Day

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Are you a morning person? For some of us, seemingly no matter how early we go to bed the night before, we always wake up feeling exhausted and lethargic. Here are a few tips for how to start your morning in a healthy way that leaves you feeling energetic and ready for your day. ① […]


Urgent Care or Emergency Room?

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Urgent care or emergency room?  As a general rule, if you feel your health is in immediate danger and your situation is potentially life-threatening, seek care at the nearest emergency room immediately. However, if an injury or illness requires medical care but is not life-threatening, an urgent care clinic can provide the care you need. […]


Preventing the Flu

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  Influenza—commonly known as “the flu”—is a contagious respiratory illness that is caused by the influenza virus. In the U.S., between 5-20% of the population gets the flu annually. Usually it is mild, but it can become quite severe. In fact, over 200,000 adults and children are hospitalized due to the flu each year. If you […]


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