How to Know If You Need Stitches

Accidents happen all the time– it’s human nature. Whether it’s a paper cut or a scraped knee, even the accidental slip of a kitchen knife during fruit and vegetable chopping is common in nearly everyone’s life.  While many cuts are minor and produce minor bleeding and mild pain, some necessitate more attention or stitches. So, … Continued

How to Treat a Dog Bite: Here’s What to Know

Dog bites can be a distressing experience, leaving both physical and emotional wounds.  Whether you’ve been nipped, scratched, or bitten, responding promptly and appropriately is crucial to minimize the risk of infection and ensure proper wound healing.  In this blog post, we will provide you with essential information on how to treat a dog bite, … Continued

When to Worry About a Tick Bite

When to Worry About a Tick Bite It’s getting to be that time of year again when we find ourselves spending more time outdoors to enjoy the sunshine and warmer temperatures.  While a hike in the woods or extra playtime in the backyard may sound harmless, they can come with its dangers, especially when it … Continued

Tonsillitis vs. Strep

Tonsillitis vs. Strep Throat: What’s the Difference? Sore throats affect millions of people each year. Their cause can range from a simple inflammation due to allergies to a bacterial infection or an underlying health condition.  Two of the most common causes of throat pain include strep throat and tonsillitis.  While they exhibit some of the … Continued

A High Blood Pressure Diet

An Effective and Practical High Blood Pressure Diet Did you know that your diet can directly affect your blood pressure reading?  While most of us think of the condition as a hereditary illness that affects older adults or those who have heart issues, anyone at any time can have high blood pressure, and diet plays … Continued

Allergies vs. COVID-19: Know the Difference

Someone grab the tissues! Seasonal allergies are in full swing throughout the country, and many people feel their wrath as they celebrate all things fall.  Affecting nearly 30% of adults and 40% of children each year, they’re a prevalent cause of minor yet irritating cold and flu-like symptoms.  Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, many people have … Continued