Month: September 2014

What You Need to Know About Urinary Tract Infections

It is rare for a woman to go through life without having at least one, and often several, Urinary Tract Infections (UTI). Symptoms range in intensity from quite mild to extremely uncomfortable. Common symptoms include painful urination, very frequent urination and the constant urge to urinate. There may also be fever, abdominal or back pain. Although …

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Vaccinations for Adults

We are all good about taking our children to their well child checks and making sure that they have had all their immunizations. Unfortunately, once out of school, living busy adult lives we assume that our PCP’s will remember to immunize us at our annual exams. Sometimes that does happen and sometimes as we discuss …

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What do you know about HEV-68?

Over the past two weeks, you have likely noticed the media blast regarding patients in the Midwest infected with a virus called HEV-68.  “HEV-68” stands for “Human Enteorvirus-68,” and this virus has infected over 1,000 patients in 10 states. HEV-68 was first identified in 1962, and there have been several outbreak clusters since that time. …

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Be Courteous: Get Vaccinated!

Don’t think that because you got your flu shot last year that you are in the clear this year. The virus is consistently changing, making your shot from last year ineffective. Anyone who is 6 months and older should receive a seasonal flu vaccination, however it is most important for children under the age of …

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5 Reasons Urgent Care is Your Best Bet

Despite our best efforts to maintain a healthy diet, exercise regularly, wash our hands and steer clear of germs, we’ve all experienced the inevitable sick day. You know what we mean. You may not be sure of the cause, but you just don’t feel so hot. Runny noses, upset stomachs, skin rashes, cuts and scrapes …

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