In the year of COVID getting a flu shot is especially important. Millions of Americans suffer with flu symptoms every year, and thousands have died each year from the flu. Yes, that’s right, thousands. Only half the population normally gets a flu shot, but there are serious reasons why getting a flu shot this year is so important.
It can be hard to know if you have COVID-19 since it shares symptoms with many other conditions. The best way to know for sure is to get a test, which uses a swab of fluid from your nose or throat. Signs of COVID-19 are a fever, cough, and trouble breathing. If you believe you have COVID-19 and your symptoms are mild, call your doctor to find out what you should do. Use our COVID-19 Symptom Checker to decide when to see a doctor.
Do you need a physical every year? The short answer is YES. Now you want to know why it’s important. Keep reading to discover the importance of an annual physical.
You have places to go, people to see, and things to enjoy this summer. If only you didn’t have to deal with your chronic pain. But there it is again, that debilitating pain and stiffness which depletes your energy and can stop you in your tracks. Don’t let summer pass you by. Here are 5 ways to forget your chronic pain and enjoy summer.
If you live near a wooded area, spend time in a wooded area, or have pets that can roam nearby, you should be on the lookout for signs of tick bites and Lyme disease. It is common for people infected to never know they were bit. It is particularly important to protect yourself from Lyme disease this summer.
Those who are non-smokers can recognize a smoker almost immediately. The smell of tobacco, the persistent cough, plus a certain lack of patience which shows up the minute they finish one cigarette. These are all “tells.” If this is you, friends and relatives have probably coaxed you to stop. It’s not to shame or embarrass you, but just to provide the facts like the top 10 reasons to quit smoking right now. It’s not too late, and could save your life.
Who do you call when you have a sore throat, get a rash, have a fever, a respiratory infection, or just don’t feel well? Many adults choose to visit a primary care provider, or PCP, for a multitude of common medical issues. If you don’t have a PCP now, consider these excellent advantages to working with one.
The Arthritis Foundation tells us 27 million Americans suffer from OA, and it’s the most common condition of the joints. If you have osteoarthritis, we don’t have to tell you about the stiffness and discomfort, nor do we need to cite the loss of mobility. If you are beginning to feel joint stiffness, pay attention to these 7 ways to protect your joints and prevent osteoarthritis.
You’ve just been in a car crash and your adrenaline is pumping. You don’t feel any real pain at the moment, don’t think any bones are broken, and you feel lucky to have escaped any serious injuries, so you head home. In a few days though, you begin to notice pain and some strange stiffness in parts of your body.
Seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, is a form of depression that is typically at its worst during the winter season. Many individuals will experience worsening symptoms of SAD due to a lack of natural sunlight, though stress levels and even genetics can also influence the condition. Fortunately, Madison Medical Associates has a few suggestions on how patients can manage their symptoms during these gloomy days!