The Real Scare for Parents: Common Halloween Injuries

With fright night right around the corner, you’re probably busy preparing costumes, treats, and decorations for the big day. While Halloween can be a lot of fun, it’s also a busy night for your local emergency room. In fact, the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System lists Halloween as the holiday with the fifth highest number […]

ER or Urgent Care for the Flu?

Every year, somewhere between five and twenty percent of the population contract influenza, or the flu. On average, 200,000 Americans are hospitalized with flu each year. And over ten billion dollars are spent on medical care related to this deadly yet common disease. If you do have symptoms of the flu, it is important to […]

Cold or Flu? Get Diagnosed at Home

It’s just about that time of year again. Time to stock up on tissues and your favorite remedies. Time to up your disinfectant game. Time for cold and flu season. These two seasonal illnesses are often very similar in the way they present, and many people routinely mistake one for the other. But a cold […]