Too many children with minor complaints end up in the emergency room. This can cause a backlog when it comes to treating true emergencies and can expose younger children to more germs and illnesses. A better course of action in many cases is to take your child to a walk-in clinic or urgent-care facility. The following will help you decide whether your child's condition is an emergency or just urgent. [Read More]
Too Young For Varicose Veins? What Are Your Treatment Options?
If the term "varicose veins" conjures up mental images of your grandmother's garish support hosiery, you're likely dismayed to discover the beginnings of bulging blue veins in your own legs, feet, or lower extremities, especially if you're nowhere close in age to becoming a grandmother yourself. Although they're often associated with advanced age, varicose veins can strike in just about any stage of life; and because they're often exacerbated by pregnancy, even teens and twenty-somethings who have recently had a child may notice these veins beginning to pop up. [Read More]
What You Should Know About Septic Arthritis
Body aches and pain in the joints are common symptoms of numerous health issues and common communicable viral infections like the various strains of influenza and even sometimes the common cold. However, there are some times when joint pain can be a symptom of another health problem entirely. Septic arthritis is a condition that is little known to the general public but can cause serious pain and discomfort in the joints. [Read More]
Sepsis: What Is It And How To Avoid It
If you have pneumonia or some other infection, you may be vulnerable to sepsis, a common complication caused by bacteria in your blood or tissues. In a worst case scenario, your major organ systems can shut down, and you can die. If you are older or have a compromised immune system, you are more likely to contract this condition. As a result, you need to know what it means and how it's treated. [Read More]