Swimmer’s ear affects more than just swimmers. Otitis externa, commonly known as “swimmer’s ear,” is a condition that results in about 2.4 million healthcare visits each year in the United States.
What is a deadly gas emitted from burning fuel that is colorless, odorless, tasteless, and referred to as the “silent killer” or the “invisible killer”? Carbon monoxide. Each year more than 400 Americans die from unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning.
What You Should Know About Dietary Supplements Ashley Clay, MSPAS, PA-CMedcor Provider Dietary supplements such as herbs, vitamins, and minerals have become increasingly popular. Americans spend more than $28 billion annually on dietary supplements. Scientific evidence has suggested that some dietary supplements are beneficial and…
Eyesight is priceless. One of the easiest ways to keep your eyes healthy is to protect them! Without proper protection, people risk eye injuries at home, at work, and at play. Eye injuries can cause pain, permanent changes in vision, and even blindness. Test your knowledge about vision protection with this fact-or-fiction quiz.
Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) lead to nearly three million ER visits, hospitalizations, and deaths per year. A mild TBI is commonly known as a concussion. Even though they are called “mild” because they are not typically life-threatening, the effects of a concussion can be serious, and recovery can be lengthy.
Why is it recommended that you get a flu vaccination every year? How is the flu vaccine made? And…is the flu “shot” the only vaccination option? Observe National Influenza Vaccination Week by finding out what you didn’t know about the flu vaccine. And if you haven’t yet—be sure to get your flu vaccination!