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Playground Safety!

Children love to run around and have fun, especially when visiting a playground. They can be reckless, but not every risk to them comes from acting wild and having fun. Keep Children Within Sight At All Times -There are many dangers involved with children getting out of sight of their parent or the adult watching over them. They could be kidnapped, or they may hurt themselves. It’s best to k...

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Have you been in a car accident?

We have Brainscope One!

You’ve been in a car accident. You come out with some bruises and a headache. As the day goes on, you start to feel a little sick to your stomach. Maybe it isn’t just a headache. Maybe you’ve suffered from a concussion. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 14.3% of traumatic brain injuries that occur, happen in car accidents. But how do you know if you’ve had a concus...

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Migraine Myth Busters

Myth Busting Remedies to Migraines and Headaches with Dr. Humza Siddiqi

  Many of us suffer from headaches, frequently or just on a rare occasion, but we all know just how miserable one can make you feel. Often, we’re so desperate to get rid of a headache or migraine we’re willing to try some extreme— and sometimes very strange— things to find relief. We asked one of our providers and fellow migraine sufferer, Dr. Humza Siddiqi, about his thoughts on different h...

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Take a Shot! A Tetanus Shot, That Is!

You’re out digging in your garden and get a cut on your hand. A little dirt gets in the wound, but you don’t think anything of it. It’s just a little dirt, what harm can it do? Didn’t grandpa say to go rub some dirt on a wound when you hurt yourself as a kid? It should be good for the wound, then, right? Wrong! Do you want tetanus? Because that’s how you get tetanus… Sorry. "Tetanus bacteria (...

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How Much is too Much?

Over the Counter Medicine for Children

Even though many of them act like it, kids aren’t mini adults. Many over the counter medicines grown-ups can take— even ones you may have thought were safe— aren’t good for children! We spoke with Dr. Paul Meredith M.D., the Chief Medical Officer of HealthCARE Express, for the whats-what when it comes to medicating your sick kiddos. Before working for HealthCARE Express, Dr. Meredith was a pe...

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A Sore Subject: Strep Throat

Strep throat is a bacterial infection caused by group A streptococcus bacteria. This bacteria dwells in the nose and back of the throat, but it doesn’t always cause illness. It shows up most commonly in children and young adults than in older adults. It is normally a very minor infection, but it can cause serious complications if left untreated. Strep throat is highly contagious. Due to where t...

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Spring Cleaning for the Medicine Cabinet!

  It’s Spring, and you know what that means… It’s Spring cleaning time! While you’re going about your Spring cleaning, don’t forget to clean out your medicine cabinet. It’s recommended that once a year, you toss out your expired medications. The expiration date refers to an unopened container, not open ones. Opened containers of medicine should be tossed after a year, or sooner if it begins...

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The Cold's Uglier Cousin

Did you know that your “chest cold” could actually be something a little more serious? Acute bronchitis, to be precise. Bronchitis often starts off as a simple common cold, but if the cold goes untreated it can worsen into this lower respiratory infection. Bronchitis is more common in fall and winter than in other seasons. The symptoms of bronchitis are similar to those of the common cold, but ...

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Allergies Be Gone! - Immunotherapy

HealthCARE Express offers immunotherapy all year round, so you can come get your treatments at any time of year to get prepared for allergy season. Anyone ages two and up can receive treatment (depending on medical history and doctor’s orders, of course). They offer both blood testing and skin prick testing for allergies, as well. The skin prick testing is more accurate than the blood test and ...

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Take the Time to Breathe- Asthma

In people who suffer from asthma, the bronchial tubes in their lungs are always inflamed and are easily irritated. When faced with an irritant or trigger, the airways swell even more, tightening and making it even harder for the person to breathe. Mucus created in the lungs is produced in excess and closes the airways even more. Several different things can trigger an asthma attack, from changi...

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