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What are the Signs and Symptoms of Asthma?

January 15, 2020

Asthma is a condition caused by constrictions or narrowing of lung airways and bronchial air passages. Excess mucus is produced, which acts to clog airways and, together with the constrictions, make breathing difficult. Asthma affects individuals of all ages, from children under the age of five to individuals throughout adulthood. Also, the disease can range … Continue reading “What are the Signs and Symptoms of Asthma?”

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Is a Skin Rash Serious?

December 30, 2019

Generally, skin rashes are not dangerous but, instead, constitute a nuisance and disruption to our everyday lives. There are cases, however, when a skin rash is caused by a life-threatening condition. In these cases, the sufferer must seek medical attention immediately. The causes of rashes are varied, and diagnosis requires the experience and knowledge of … Continue reading “Is a Skin Rash Serious?”

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Shortness of Breath

December 15, 2019

Shortness of breath is often a normal part of living and exercising. Jogging, swimming, climbing stairs, and many other everyday activities can bring on the shortness of breath. Because this condition, in many cases, is normal, people may disregard signs that shortness of breath should be treated at an emergency room or hospital. In addition … Continue reading “Shortness of Breath”

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Should I Worry About High Blood Pressure?

November 30, 2019

High blood pressure or hypertension is sometimes referred to as ‘the silent killer.’ It gained this reputation because the condition arises without exhibiting early symptoms, yet, from its outset, it places an additional load on the blood vessels and the heart. Studies have demonstrated a link between hypertension and risk of stroke, heart attack, and … Continue reading “Should I Worry About High Blood Pressure?”

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Dealing with Abdominal Pain

November 15, 2019

How Frequent are Stomach Pains? According to the National Institute of Health and the CDC, abdominal pain is the primary reason people visit an emergency room, accounting for 12.5 million visits to the ER in 2016. One reason abdominal pain occurs so frequently is that problems can develop in any one of a large number … Continue reading “Dealing with Abdominal Pain”

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What Vaccinations Should Seniors Get?

October 30, 2019

Introduction It’s a natural tendency to put things off, and this is especially true of our seniors. According to a 2017 survey by the CDC, about 30% of seniors over 65 have not had a flu vaccine in the past twelve months, half have failed to get a tetanus vaccine in the last ten years, … Continue reading “What Vaccinations Should Seniors Get?”

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It’s Not Too Late to Get the Flu Shot

October 15, 2019

Introduction Fall is almost here, and soon the sweltering temperatures of summer will only be a memory. And, as Fall approaches, we look forward to a change in the weather and, of course, football. We also hear that it’s time to get our flu shots. Getting the shot is an easy and convenient task, and … Continue reading “It’s Not Too Late to Get the Flu Shot”

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What are the Top Five Reasons for Visiting the Emergency Room?

September 30, 2019

Introduction According to the CDC, people made almost 146 million visits to hospital emergency rooms in 2018. Of these visits, most resulted in treatment and release, although 12.2 million people were admitted to the hospital and 2.2 million were taken directly to critical care units. It’s clear from the CDC figures that emergency rooms must … Continue reading “What are the Top Five Reasons for Visiting the Emergency Room?”

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Should I Go to the Emergency Room with a Headache?

September 20, 2019

Headaches are always a nuisance, but it could be your headache is indicating there’s something else wrong. The question is when I have a headache, should I go to the emergency room to check it out? Headaches involve head pains that are usually characterized as throbbing, constant, unrelenting, or intermittent. In some cases, such as … Continue reading “Should I Go to the Emergency Room with a Headache?”

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What is a TIA?

August 25, 2019

TIA is an abbreviation for a type of mini-stroke technically referred to as a transient ischemic attack. These types of strokes are often ignored because the symptoms pass quickly. A TIA, however, should never be discounted because they serve as major red flags that, physically, something serious is going on. Even though the symptoms may … Continue reading “What is a TIA?”

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