Four Most Common Injuries in the Summer

Warmer weather and longer days mean more time participating in outdoor activities like hiking, cycling and swimming. But it also means a higher risk of injury. Certain activities can lead to some of the most common summer injuries like sunburns, fractures, car accidents and heat-related illnesses. Most common summer injuries Here are four common summertime … Continued

Are Ear Infections Contagious?

An ear infection is often the result of a bacterial or viral infection that typically affects the middle ear. Most ear infections clear up on their own and do not require medical intervention. However, more severe cases should be seen by a physician. If you’re experiencing one or more of the following ear infection symptoms, … Continued

When Do I Need Urgent Care for a Stress Fracture?

Stress fractures are very small cracks in a bone and are usually the result of overuse. They can occur anywhere on the body where there’s repetitive force or trauma, but they’re most common in the lower extremities (e.g., shin bone, heel or foot). People who participate in sports like running, tennis, gymnastics and basketball are … Continued

Summer Is Coming: How to Stay Healthy in the Heat

Your body uses water in all its cells, organs and tissues to help regulate temperature and maintain all other bodily functions. When you spend time outdoors doing any sort of activity, you can lose this precious life force through perspiration, food digestion and even through the simple act of breathing. It’s important to hydrate regularly … Continued

How to Know if You Need Stitches for a Cut

Did you know each year, about 29 million people suffer severe injuries that need emergency attention? While it’s easy to know that you need medical attention when the injury is severe, there are times when you can’t tell the severity. If you’re unsure whether or not your wound requires stitches, this guide will give you … Continued