Why Flu Vaccines Fail and What to Do When They Do Medical Science is aware that flu vaccines can fail. Why get a flu shot if you can still get the flu? That is a complex question. It’s important to be informed about diseases that can affect our health. We are our own patient advocates when it comes to our health and our family’s health. Our goal is for our local families to be informed, … [Read more...] about Why Flu Vaccines Fail
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When it comes to the flu vaccine, there are decisions to make. As a community healthcare provider, we are often asked questions about flu vaccine effectiveness, when to get the flu vaccine, what ages are affected most by the flu and what are flu vaccine side-effects. The most vulnerable populations when it comes to illness are the very young and the elderly. Infant bodies are working hard to … [Read more...] about Flu Vaccine Facts
Each year, an estimated 20,000,000 Americans are victims of various thyroid conditions that may not show any symptoms at all. 60 percent of them do not even know that there is something wrong. I was one of those Americans. In my case, my condition turned out to be thyroid cancer. And at the age of 34, a month before my baby girl turned 1, I had to have my entire thyroid removed. While my … [Read more...] about Thyroid Awareness: Know The Symptoms
What is Cervical Cancer? Cervical Cancer is a form of cancer that grows from the cervix and spreads to other parts of the body. They cause the cells in the body to grow rapidly and out of control. This form of cancer grows from the cervix. So, all women are at risk of cervical cancer, especially those above 30. The cervix connects the birth canal to the upper region of the uterus or womb. … [Read more...] about Cervical Cancer: Reduce Your Risk
Everyone knows this last flu season was one for the books. It began to strike fear in most of us and we hoped and prayed that we and our family members were not next. But the truth is there are several things you can do to help prevent the flu. You were definitely not alone in your concern about the flu this last flu season. We received countless calls and many patient visits all … [Read more...] about Flu Prevention Tips
Parents avoid the emergency room as often as possible, but if you are the parent of a child with asthma, it's important to know when the ER is the right choice. Emergency Symptoms When the following symptoms are showing up the answer to the question of when should I seek emergency medical attention is NOW. If your child is wheezing constantly. If they are using their inhaler repeatedly … [Read more...] about Understanding Childhood Asthma & Treatment
Have you ever felt like you had a cold that just wouldn’t go away? It seems like the discolored nasal drainage and blockage just keeps hanging on. There is a good chance you are suffering from sinusitis (an infection or inflammation of the sinuses). Approximately 1 in 8 adults come down with sinusitis each year. Sinusitis Symptoms Symptoms include: Stuffy, congested, or blocked nose Pain … [Read more...] about Sinusitis Diagnosis & Treatment
Accidents happen and sometimes those accidents result in broken bones. Normally when a bone fracture occurs you will notice some of the following: BruisingSwellingDeformity Of these three, deformity is by far the most obvious sign that you’ve broken something. Simple breaks such as fingers or wrists may be ok being treated at a local urgent care. However, breaks that involve areas such … [Read more...] about Broken Bones
Accidents happen and when cuts are certain traits, emergency care should be sought out. If your cut is really deep enough that you can see fat or muscle in the womb, won’t stop bleeding, or was caused by a dirty item or a rusty nail, a trip to Elite Care is a good idea. We’ll get you cleaned and stitched up in no time. And should you need antibiotics, a tetanus shot, or any other medical … [Read more...] about Is My Cut An Emergency?