Concussion Signs & Symptoms

A concussion is a traumatic brain injury (TBI) that occurs when a sudden blow or jolt to the head causes your brain to slide back and forth against the walls of your inner skull. This forceful movement creates chemical changes in the brain and can stretch or damage...

When and Where to Seek Treatment for Burns

We run the risk of burns throughout our daily lives. Burns can occur during simple activities such as making dinner, curling your hair, ironing clothes, or making a pot of coffee. And while some burns can be safely treated at home, others require professional medical...
Treating a Dislocated Joint

Treating a Dislocated Joint

Dislocating a joint can be a frightening and painful experience; a sudden fall or awkward collision knocks your bone out of place, leaving your joint swollen and immobile. Learn the risk factors and symptoms of a dislocated joint, and why you should get treatment...
Allergies vs. Sinus Infection

Allergies vs. Sinus Infection

As we head into hay fever season, it can be difficult to pinpoint the cause of your congestion– are your sniffles due to seasonal allergies or a sinus infection? The two conditions share similar symptoms, but are not the same thing. Seasonal Allergies Allergies...
Where To Take Your Sick Child For Care

Where To Take Your Sick Child For Care

Your toddler is running a fever and acting extra fussy… Do you rush to the emergency room, or simply set an appointment with the pediatrician for next week? How about a trip to the local urgent care center? Determining what level of care your little one needs is often...
Evaluating Your Low Back Pain

Evaluating Your Low Back Pain

Almost every adult will deal with low back pain at some point in their life. In fact, it’s one of the most common reasons people head to the doctor. While most cases of acute low back pain will go away without intervention, a visit to an urgent care center can help...
Signs and Symptoms of Stomach Flu

Signs and Symptoms of Stomach Flu

Could your tummy trouble be viral gastroenteritis, AKA the “stomach flu”? Viral gastroenteritis, commonly known as the “stomach flu”, is an intestinal infection with some seriously miserable symptoms–think nausea, stomach cramps, and frequent beelines to the...

Does my child have an ear infection? Your toddler is tugging at their ear and acting extra fussy. Could it be an ear infection? Ear infections are one of the most common reasons parents bring their child to the doctor. In fact, five out of six kids will experience at...