HOW TO KNOW IF YOU HAVE THE STOMACH FLU

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  Chances are, you know of at least one friend, relative or coworker who has come down with the dreaded stomach flu this season; or you may have even caught it yourself. The term stomach flu is actually a misnomer, influenza is actually a respiratory infection. What is commonly referred to as the stomach flu is actually what doctors like…

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Spring Break is here!!

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  Spring break is  upon us, and many of you will be heading out of town on vacation! We wish you safe travels and a good time! But before you jump in that car, or plane to your vacation destination, there are a couple of things you need to make sure you have with you! Better to be prepared when…

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know your numbers

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      You can probably tell me your significant other’s phone number, your home address, your shoe size… But what about your blood sugar? Or your BMI? Maintaining a healthy heart demands that you keep track of a few things. Since heart disease is the number one killer of men and women, it is very important to take charge…

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The Kissing Disease-Avoiding Mono on Valentines Day

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~~Mononucleosis, commonly known as mono or the kissing disease, is a fairly common illness. By age forty, as many as 85-90% of American Adults have antibodies for Epstein-Barr. Caused by the Epstein-Barr virus, its symptoms include fatigue, loss of appetite, weakness, sore throat, and fever. In some cases, it causes your spleen to swell. (If you have sudden, severe pain…

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Must-Know Facts About Type 2 Diabetes

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~~The most common form of diabetes is Type 2 diabetes – when your body does not use insulin (a hormone produced in the pancreas by the islets of Langerhans that regulates the amount of glucose in the blood) properly. So your body is essentially insulin resistant. The reason your body needs insulin, is that it allows your blood sugar to…

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Urgent Care v. ER: Know Which is Best for Your Situation

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~~Urgent Care v. ER: Know Which is Best for Your Situation At some point just about everyone has had to rush into the emergency room with damaged bones, traumatic injuries or more typically, some sort of severe illness. The latter of these is actually what the ER is intended to treat. Regrettably, many people are not aware of this fact,…

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How Urgently Does Your Child Need Care?

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As a parent, you might panic at seeing your child get hurt. It is quite a common scenario to witness: parents rushing to the emergency rooms when their child complains about a stomach ache.  It is great to be alert and caring parents! However, it’s important to understand the distinction between an urgent case and an emergency case. Children are…

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