Food Poisoning Causes and Symptoms

Food poisoning describes any illness that results from eating contaminated food. Despite the many regulations and precautions designed to minimize foodborne illness in the United States, approximately 1 in 6…

Coping with Fibromyalgia

If you suffer from fibromyalgia, you understand the challenges of living with the pain and tenderness of flare-ups. If you were recently diagnosed with this neurological problem, you may wonder…

What’s the Difference Between Middle Ear Infections and Swimmer’s Ear?

When your child has an earache, they can experience significant pain that prevents them from sleeping or eating. If left untreated, ear infections can pose a risk of serious complications.…

Epidural Myths You Shouldn’t Believe

Myths surrounding pain management during labor and childbirth—particularly epidural injections—can cause confusion and unnecessary concern for expecting mothers. Clearing up some of these misconceptions can help women make informed choices…

Staph Infection 101

A staphylococcal (staph) infection can develop once specific strains of bacteria enter the body through a cut or open wound.  Staphylococcus aureus is the strain most commonly associated with staph…

Sprains vs. Breaks: What’s the Difference?

Sprains and breaks (fractures) share many of the same symptoms. If you suffer an injury to your ankle, wrist or another joint, its nature and severity will determine the proper…

Summer Burn Safety Tips

Summer is here, and that means vacations, camping, picnics and fireworks. While warm weather brings these fun activities, it also brings fire hazards and burn risks. Keep your family safe…

Picky Eating in Children and How to Combat it

As children grow up, their eating behaviors change. Picky eating is an eating behavior where children eat a limited amount of food, are unwilling to try new foods or have…

Migraines in Children: Causes and Treatments

Children often get headaches, just like adults, but they usually aren’t serious. Some kids even get migraines, a type of headache that causes severe pain, nausea and vomiting. What Are…

Pneumonia in Children

If your child has a bad cough and rapid breathing, pneumonia could be the culprit. This lung infection can be alarming to parents because it can affect a child of…