Lyme Disease: How to Prevent it and How to Identify it

Lyme disease can be a potentially devastating illness that is typically spread through tick bites. However, if it's caught in time, 80 percent of people that are diagnosed with Lyme disease are able to recover fully through the use of antibiotics. The problem is that...

Back Pain Remedies

Very few people have gone through life without experiencing back pain of some sort. Back pain can be caused by all kinds of things, whether it was caused by tweaking your back during a physical activity (such as working out or even lifting something heavy) or through...

Three Ways to Stop a Migraine When It First Starts

Migraines are different than normal headaches due to the fact that they are not only substantially more painful, but they can last an extremely long time. Whereas you may be able to function and go about your day to day routine with a normal headache, migraines are...

What to Do if You Have the Flu

There's nothing worse than having the flu. The flu generally results in a number of symptoms that can cause some real discomfort - and it often lasts for a week or two, thereby effectively putting you out of commission from school or work (especially since it's quite...

Signs Your Child Has the Flu

If your child comes down with the flu, you're going to want to take the right steps in order to help alleviate their symptoms and to keep others from catching the flu as well (the flu is highly contagious after all). However, it can sometimes be difficult to identify...

How Often Should I Have a Physical Performed?

A physical exam is basically a checkup to ensure that you're in good health. Unfortunately, a lot of people neglect to get a physical exam because they don't see the need to go see a doctor if they are feeling healthy. Getting a physical exam can allow doctors to...

Spring Sports Physicals Are Closer Than You Think

The spring season marks the beginning of the sports season for many student athletes. Some of the most popular spring sports include baseball, tennis and lacrosse. Of course, spring is also when many adult sports leagues start up as well. Because of this, anyone who...

How to Tell If You Need Stitches

Experiencing a cut or gash of any kind can be extremely painful, but it can sometimes be difficult to judge how serious the wound is. A small cut often doesn't require professional medical attention. You can just treat it yourself by treating the bleeding with direct...

Does Urgent Care Take Insurance?

Urgent care clinics are a good alternative to emergency rooms and family practices for a number of different reasons - they're often more affordable, they don't require scheduled appointments and they tend to have flexible hours, thereby making them more convenient...

Is Urgent Care Cheaper Than ER?

Quality medical care can be expensive. Unfortunately, even if you have health insurance, a serious injury or illness can still end up costing you a lot of money. If you're without insurance, then you could find yourself in a real financial hole by the time you receive...