A man sick with flu symptoms is lying in bed under blanket. Selective focus on the hot tea and medicine on the table.

Flu symptoms in 2018 seem worse? That’s because they are.

Feeling like you got run over by a bus? Fever, aches, and fatigue — they’re all tell-tale flu symptoms. If it makes you feel any better, you’re not alone. Flu is wreaking havoc in the US right now, and Austin and San Antonio, Texas have been hit particularly hard.  But it’s not just that so many people have the flu, …

Should I Give My Kid Cold Medicine?

Is there a section of the medicine aisle that causes greater anxiety than the “children’s medicine” section? OK, maybe the “Family Planning” section, but it’s a close second. Stacked across these aisles are dozens of cold remedies for kids, all with similar claims. We get questioned about these medications often, and no wonder! Everyone wants to help their kids feel …

Remedy Urgent Care

Parents Just Want to ‘Get it Right’ – by Dr. Amy White

I love the excitement I see as a pediatrician when parents correctly diagnose their child’s ailment. They get a big grin on their face, and I invariably hear an “I knew it!” or “I told my husband/wife/mother-in-law that I knew what was going on”! Often they’ll tell me how happy they are that they got their child examined that day. …

Bedtime TV Watching

Your TV is Terrible at Tucking You In It’s called Circadian Rhythms. Sounds like an excellent calypso band, no? It’s the body’s natural responses to light and dark that prepare your body for sleep and waking. The gist – when it starts to get dark outside, the retina and the brain play a very effective game of telephone telling your …

Chicken Salmonella

Don’t Cuddle That Chicken!

You know about Salmonella, right? It’s the “raw cookie dough” bacteria. You know, as in, “Don’t eat raw cookie dough or you’ll get Salmonella.” Or maybe your college boyfriend watched Rocky too many times and cracked raw eggs into his protein shakes, and you remember something similar. Why’s that? Because Salmonella comes from chickens!   You can get it from raw …