News | General Illness
Often misunderstood, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common gastrointestinal condition that deserves more attention.
Whether you have a cold, flu, stomach bug or other illness, know which foods can put you on the road to recovery.
Food is your body’s fuel, and some foods can fuel healing faster than others:
Colds and the flu often occur around the same time of year and both have similar, unpleasant symptoms. While it can be hard to differentiate between the two, it’s important to pinpoint your symptoms to determine the best course of treatment.
Chickenpox (or varicella-roster virus) is a viral infection that causes an itchy rash with small, fluid-filled blisters. For those who haven’t been vaccinated against the disease, it is highly contagious. For those who do contract chicken pox, it is a mild illness, but in severe cases, lesions may cover the entire body, as well as the throat, eyes, and internal mucous membranes. Since the onset of vaccinations, severe outbreaks of chicken pox has been dramatically down. For both children and adults, the risk of catching chickenpox is higher if you haven't ever had chickenpox, haven't been vaccinated, work in or attend a school or child care facility, or live with children.
Pain is our body's way of indicating something is wrong. While the cause of some pain is usually easily identified, a sudden onset of pain is a warning that needs immediate attention. For any pain you haven’t experienced before or that you do not have an explanation for, see a medical professional right away. The caring staff at Urgent Team’s Family of Urgent Care & Walk-in Centers is always ready to help.