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5 Ways To Avoid the Cold and Flu This Winter

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The arrival of winter is something that brings a feeling of dread for some people, primarily due to the noticeable dip in temperatures that takes place. Another factor in such emotions relates to the increased vulnerability in contracting either a cold or the flu, the latter of which can be especially debilitating. When it comes to either avoiding a cold or avoiding the flu, there are some fairly easy steps… Read More

Things To Know During Flu Season

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Cooler weather across the country will soon turn to cold in northern climates, which usually means that flu season will be in full gear. Even though South Florida doesn’t experience such extreme weather, many residents can still find themselves vulnerable to this potentially deadly illness. That could mean making a trip to Miami Urgent Care. Residents who take such concerns for granted or snowbirds that aren’t always familiar with the… Read More

Sports and School Physical: What You Need To Know

With the onset of another school year comes the preparation for extracurricular activities that help engage students in any number of ways. Students interested in playing school sports have additional responsibilities with regard to that preparation, primarily involving having a sports physical conducted by their pediatrician or a medical professional.  The Difference Between a Sports and School Physical That task is something that’s required in virtually every school district in… Read More

How Does Stress Affect Diverticulitis?

One of the inescapable facts of modern life is that stress will come calling in one form or another for every person. It might be job-related, family situations could be the cause or it may be the byproduct of something like a poor diet that’s now delivering pain and causing stress. A Developing Problem Not dealing with the effects of stress is never a solution due to the cumulative effect… Read More

Costochondritis: Causes and Symptoms 

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Costochondritis is an inflammation in the chest where the upper ribs are joined to the sternum, or breast bone, by cartilage. It is a condition that is usually not life threatening and will often go away without treatment, but because of the symptoms, should not be ignored. When children or adolescents feel chest pains, a common diagnosis is costochondritis, between 10 and 30 percent of cases, but a cause for… Read More

Chest Pain From Pneumonia

Chest Pain from Pneumonia

Disclaimer: This article is intended to inform and educate about chest pain from Pneumonia. It is not intended to help you diagnose or treat your condition. If you have any questions, then you should consult with your health care provider. An Overview Of Chest Pain from Pneumonia Pneumonia is an infection that affects the air sacs in the lungs. It causes the air sacs to fill with fluid. Some of… Read More

Acid Reflux Chest Pain: Causes and Treatments

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Acid Reflux Chest Pain Acid reflux is a feeling of burning pain around the lower chest area which is caused by stomach food, bile, and others, churning out (reflux) back into the esophagus. It is also known as heartburn and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). In this article we will discuss the many symptoms and causes of acid reflux chest pain as well as some possible treatments. Symptoms of Acid Reflux… Read More

Common Causes Of Chest Pain

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Chest pain is one of the primary reasons people visit the emergency room. While this type of pain is a sign of a heart attack which is life-threatening, there are other conditions that can cause it as well. The following is an overview of the most common causes of chest pain and how to know when it is time to seek medical attention. Acid Reflux Chest Pain Acid reflux is… Read More

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a chronic gastrointestinal disorder. It is also commonly referred to as functional bowel disease or spastic colon. While there are varying degrees of symptoms among individuals, there are some common factors that can contribute to the discomfort that individuals often experience. Learning about the symptoms and possible triggers for the onset of these symptoms can help to more effectively manage the disorder. The most common… Read More

Kidney Disorders

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Kidney Disorders Kidneys are crucial organs in the human body. They are responsible for purifying blood through excretion of waste and retaining enough water to keep the body hydrated. Kidney disorders, therefore, means that the kidney is damaged hence cannot cleanse the blood. Consequently, waste builds up in the body. Chronic kidney diseases develop over an extended period mostly due to diabetes or high blood pressure. Acute kidney diseases happen… Read More