Understanding the Difference Between Food Poisoning and the Stomach Flu

When sudden stomach discomfort strikes, it’s natural to wonder whether you’re dealing with food poisoning or the stomach flu, especially right after eating.  These two illnesses share some similarities in symptoms but have different causes, treatments, and implications.  In this blog, we’ll take an in-depth look at the differences between food poisoning and the stomach … Continued

Can Urgent Care Refer You to a Specialist? Here’s What to Know

When faced with a medical concern or injury that requires immediate attention but is not severe enough to warrant a visit to the emergency room, urgent care centers provide a convenient and accessible option.  However, there may be instances when the expertise of a specialist is necessary for further evaluation and treatment, even after your … Continued

Severe Stomach Pain: Signs It Could Be Serious

Oh, that feeling of stomach pain can throw us off balance, can’t it?  Whether it’s a dull ache or a sharp, relentless throb, severe stomach pain is something we shouldn’t ignore. But how do we know when it’s time to take it seriously? Experiencing severe stomach pain can be distressing and may indicate an underlying … Continued

A Premier Urgent Care With X-Ray Onsite

Urgent Care With X-Ray: Understanding Where to Go When You Need an X-Ray Thousands of people visit a doctor’s office for an X-ray each year. An X-ray is a standard imaging tool to evaluate and diagnose many injuries and health conditions. If you or a loved one experiences an injury or condition that requires an … Continued

When Does a Hematoma Need to Be Drained?

When Does a Hematoma Need to Be Drained? Here’s What You Should Know Hematomas are common injuries that can occur anywhere in the body, often after injury or surgery. Similar to a bruise, they often heal on their own with at-home care such as rest, icing, and time. Although most hematomas aren’t overly painful or … Continued

What Are the Symptoms of Hypothyroidism?

What Are the Symptoms of Hypothyroidism? Here’s What You Should Know Did you know nearly 5 in every 100 Americans live with hypothyroidism? This condition is characterized by an underactive thyroid gland that can cause a host of symptoms that can be detrimental to everyday life if left untreated. While hypothyroidism is more common in … Continued

Sore Throat: Allergies or a Cold?

The colder months are the most common time to develop a cold. They are also the culprit for seasonal allergies with the changes in weather and greenery.   Common colds and seasonal allergies often have similar symptoms, leaving us to wonder what we are experiencing, especially if our symptoms align with both illnesses. Annually, over a … Continued

How to Prevent a Cold

As its name suggests, the common cold is far too common. Affecting about a billion people yearly in the United States alone, the common cold is quite synonymous with the fall and winter months. As it seems now, when it starts to get cold outside, everyone is catching a cold. Although it can affect anyone … Continued

Are Sports Drinks Good for Dehydration? Here’s What You Should Know

From Gatorade and Powerade to electrolyte-enhanced waters and sports drinks, the market is filled with refueling beverages that promote healthy hydration post-workout. While they promise to keep you hydrated and replenish lost electrolytes, the real questions are, do they actually work, and are they good for dehydration? Although sports drinks may help restore lost electrolytes … Continued