Month: February 2016

What We Treat: Swimmer's Ear

Swimmer’s ear develops after excess water has lodged itself inside a person’s ear canal. This usually happens to people after swimming in any body of water – whether it be an ocean, freshwater, or even a chlorinated pool. This water build-up inside the ear makes it easy for bacteria to grow, which induces a number painful and aggravating symptoms. These …

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What We Treat: Strep Throat

Along with a host of other illnesses, strep throat is most prevalent during winter. Strep throat is a bacterial infection caused by the Streptococcus bacteria. While most strep cases are found in children, adults can develop strep throat as well. The infection is highly contagious as it spreads person-to-person via saliva. If a person with strep throat …

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Be Wary of the Zika Virus This February Vacation

By this point, you’ve probably heard of the Zika Virus. For the last year, it has spread rapidly throughout South America and has recently reached as far North as the Caribbean. The virus is transmitted primarily through daytime mosquitoes, which are initially infected from biting infected humans. The first concrete evidence of Zika Virus being found in humans was in …

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What We Treat: Dehydration

The hot, humid summer weather effectively notifies the body when it gets dehydrated. Between the sweating, headaches and light-headedness, the summer heat puts an obvious toll on the body. Because these effects of dehydration are so obvious, we easily recognize when we need to hydrate on warm summer days. But during the winter, the intense cold masks many of …

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