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Hep B Vaccine 101

By / March 10, 2017 / , / 0 Comments

  Many of you are familiar with the term “Hep B” vaccination. You may have needed one for work or travel. So what exactly is “Hep B” or Hepatitis B vaccine? Hepatitis B is a liver infection caused by the Hep B virus. Blood or other bodily fluids may transmit it the Hep B virus […]

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Snow Removal Health and Safety Tips

By / February 10, 2017 / , / 0 Comments

Winter hit us in a big way this week and now it’s time for snow removal. Many workers will be given this task with little or no training in the hazards of such operations. According to OSHA, many workers are seriously injured or killed while performing snow removal from rooftops and other building structures.     […]

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Keeping Your Weekend Super!

By / February 3, 2017 / , / 0 Comments

  According to the USDA, Super Bowl Sunday is the second largest food consumption day of the year. To help you keep yourself in check, here are a few tips to scoot through Sunday without blowing your 2017.       It may not be glamorous, but hit the veggie tray first. Lay the groundwork […]

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Steps you can take to prevent the Flu

By / January 23, 2017 / / 0 Comments

    It’s flu season, but there are steps you can take to protect yourself from that nasty bug. The CDC recommends the following actions to help reduce the chance of getting the flu: Flu Shot – The CDC recommends the flu shot as the MOST important step in protecting against flu viruses. Protect yourself […]

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Do You Know Your Over-The-Counter Drugs?

By / January 9, 2017 / , / 0 Comments

  Do you really know your over-the-counter (OTC) meds? Reading the label on OTC meds can prevent harmful reactions. According to the American Academy of Family Physicians, there is a lot of information contained in the label. The first thing listed is the active ingredients, that’s the stuff that actually manages the symptom. Uses- explains […]

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Top Seven Diagnoses During Summer at Emergency One

By / June 13, 2016 / , / 0 Comments

Summer is fast approaching which means more time outdoors. Along with that comes some common illnesses and injuries associated with the warmer months. Emergency One has released its 2016 summer illness and injury list based on data from previous summers. 1. Allergies 2. Rash 3. Cuts and Lacerations 4. Swimmer’s Ear 5. Ankle Sprains and […]

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Urgent Care 101

By / June 10, 2016 / , / 0 Comments

Urgent Care facilities are showing up everywhere yet many people have yet to try one out. If you need professional care for anything that is not life-threatening, an urgent care facility may be your best bet. If you’ve never visited urgent care in the past, here’s what you can expect: 1. No Appointments – urgent […]

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Allergy or Sinus Infection?

By / June 8, 2016 / , / 0 Comments

This time of the year it can be hard to tell the difference. To make matters worse, a sinus infection can intensify allergic reactions and vice versa. Both conditions have similar symptoms which might include a runny nose, fatigue and sinus pressure. Where’s the difference? Sinus infection is usually accompanied by headaches and low energy […]

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Is Social Media the Right Place for Medical Advice?

By / May 9, 2016 / / 0 Comments

Many people turn to social media for advice on a lot of things; movies, restaurants or a good book. Some even turn to social media for medical advice. Is that really your best choice? We want to believe that family and “friends” would offer sound medical advice. However, your situation is unique. Other experiences are […]

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Overburdening of Emergency Rooms

By / February 11, 2016 / , / 0 Comments

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported that the number of Emergency Room visits each year have soared to over 129 million. Of those visits, only 12% resulted in admission. It is estimated that up to two-thirds of Emergency Room visits are avoidable. Of the 72% of patients with insurance, 24% did […]

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