Month: January 2014

Is it Bronchitis or Pneumonia?

Bronchitis is a respiratory disease in which the mucus membrane in the lungs’ bronchial passages becomes inflamed. As the irritated membrane swells and grows thicker, it narrows or shuts off the tiny airways in the lungs, resulting in coughing spells that may be accompanied by phlegm and breathlessness. The disease comes in two forms: acute …

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Treating Frostbite and Hypothermia

We are experiencing record breaking cold weather in the northeast and across the country. Frostbite and hypothermia are serious winter related conditions we normally do not have experience with, and yet they are both real health threats that rear their heads in prolonged outdoor exposure. Here are tips from the CDC to help treat frostbite. …

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Flu Prevention and Treatment

As we enter flu season, has prevention tips we want you to pay attention to. We offer the flu vaccine here at our urgent care center, and urge everyone, especially those falling into the categories below to lessen their chances of getting the influenza virus, and get the flu shot. The flu vaccine is recommended …

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