Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) and Kidney Stones

Life comes at you fast. One minute, you’re not even thinking about a basic bodily function and the next – it’s the only thing on your mind. Problems or pain with urination can be alarming, but thankfully can be treated quickly with proper intervention. Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are so common that one out of every two women will experience …

Strep or Mono? Identify and Treat Common Sore Throat Causes

Oh drats – is that a scratchy throat? As cold season approaches, it’s good to know the signs of common illnesses, including strep throat. Strep throat is responsible for roughly 30% of sore throats in kids. Strep throat can be very contagious so its especially important to know the signs and symptoms as well as when to seek medical help. …

Identifying and Treating Whooping Cough

We recently wrote on here about the comeback of measles. Well, there’s another infectious disease from days of yore that is clawing its way back into the limelight. And that’s pertussis, AKA “whooping cough.” Even though it sounds like something from Oregon Trail, it’s real, and its hanging around. Just like Holly Hunter’s character in Raising Arizona, we all know …

New Colorectal Cancer Screening Guidelines for 2019 and 2020

While you were going about your business, the American College of Physicians (ACP) released new Colorectal Cancer Screening Guidelines. And they changed the age on us. Again. What does this mean for you, if anything?  And why are these guidelines seemingly being revised all the time? It turns out that different organizations recommend different screening protocols. And all of these …

Listeria – What Is It, and What To Do

Listeria sounds like one of those beautiful native flowers you have growing behind your house. “Don’t the listeria look lovely?” Unfortunately folks, Listeria monocytogenes is a deadly bacteria that is not to be trifled with, found commonly on fruits like melons and a variety of raw veggies. And Mann Packing turned up the little guy on a screening test, and …

8 Rashes Your Family Should Know About

8 Rashes You and Your Family Need to Know About Oh fiddlesticks – is that a rash? Rashes often appear out of nowhere and leave you wondering “is this a serious rash or just a normal rash?” And then there’s the dreaded Google search, or worse still – the Google image search. And now you’ve lost your appetite.  And no …

How to Spot Signs of Mold Exposure

Do You Know How to Spot Signs of Mold Exposure? Mold is everywhere. Mold is outside and inside your home. It’s been around for thousands of years, but what exactly is it? Mold is a type of fungi and there are thousands of species of mold – some which have great benefits. Ever heard of penicillin? It’s actually made from …

Do I Have a Food Allergy, or Sensitivity?

Have you ever eaten something that made you feel terrible? Something that made you feel sick, nauseous, or even gave you a headache? It might have left you wondering – “do I have a food allergy?” You probably know that some food allergies can be serious and even life-threatening – but what about food sensitivities that have become more common …

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Pediatric Urgent Care

Pediatric Urgent Care: Our Guide “Why is pediatric urgent care so important?” you may be asking. Well, it all comes down to preserving the health and safety of our future generations to go on and protect us and their children from medical ailments, injuries, illness, etc… Without investing in the youth, we’ll have nobody for tomorrow. For this reason, and …

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When to Go to Urgent Care for Diarrhea?

When to Go to Urgent Care for Diarrhea?: Our Guide Diarrhea, a subject none of us enjoy discussing, yet it happens. Whether your diarrhea is from bad food, stomach flu, or anything in between; it’s important to know when to contact urgent care and be seen by a medical professional. If chronic diarrhea is ignored, it may lead to severe …