Coughs

Coughs do serve a purpose other than annoying our loved ones that are trying to sleep. Coughs are important in removing irritants, improperly swallowed food and aspirated liquids. Yet there are times when a cough can be a sign of something more pressing about your health. Viruses like Colds and the Flu are some of … Continued

How Do I Know If I Need to See Urgent Care or Emergency Services?

If you need immediate medical attention, your first thought might be to go directly to the emergency room. However there are certain situations (e.g., when your condition isn’t serious or life-threatening) you may want to consider urgent care. Urgent care is equipped to handle a comprehensive list of medical services, and it won’t be as … Continued

Sore Throats

Sore throats are common with most illnesses, luckily most resolve on their own within a few days. A few environmental causes are allergies, dryness (especially in heated homes during the winter), acid reflux, irritants (e.g. pollution and smoking) and, muscle strain (from yelling or talking loudly). Colds and flu are usually accompanied by a viral … Continued