Influenza

Influenza

Influenza season is at full tilt!  It started officially in the USA the week of October 5, 2019.  It started a month earlier than usual and now all states are reporting significant to widespread influenza infections.  Typically, flu season runs from November to March and is usually consists predominately of influenza A infections.  This year it’s influenza B causing most of the infections.  We are only about halfway through the expected influenza season, so vaccination is still beneficial.  I’ve already seen a few children in […]

Enjoy Spring Without the Falls

Enjoy Spring Without the Falls

As winter comes to an end it’s important to remain cautious of all the fall risks it can present. Children and young adults may be able to nurse a bruised tailbone and get back to their daily routine. Adults age 65 and older, however, will often find a costly series of complications following those falls.   According […]

Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke

Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke

It is starting to get hot outside, and with some of the restrictions from COVID-19 lifting, more of us will be outside. Being out in the sun is fun, but there are a few things to watch out for to stay safe in the sun, namely: sunburns, heat cramps, heat rash, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke. We all have experience with sunburns, so I will skip these.  Normal body temperature is typically 98.6℉. When […]

Do You Have Prediabetes?

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Prediabetes, sometimes called elevated blood glucose or impaired glucose tolerance, is a condition that is a warning sign that your body is not processing blood sugar (glucose) efficiently. By understanding that this is happening, you may be able to make changes to prevent or postpone developing actual diabetes.  There are different types of diabetes. In Diabetes Type 1, the body does not produce […]

What is Hypothermia?

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Hypothermia occurs when our body loses heat faster than it can produce it. It can occur with exposure to cold weather and/or cold water that causes your body temperature to fall below ninety-five degrees. The first sign of hypothermia is shivering. Shivering generates heat. It is your body’s way of trying to defend itself against […]