Mononucleosis Diagnosis and Treatment
What is mono (mononucleosis)?
Mono, short for mononucleosis, is an infectious disease most commonly caused by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). It is frequently spread through saliva, which is why it’s often called the “kissing disease.” However, kissing isn’t the only way you can catch the virus. It can be spread by sharing food, drink or utensils, through coughing or sneezing, from the spread of mucus from the nose or throat, through contact with blood or semen, or sometimes even through tears.
Workers’ Compensation Claims
When an employee is injured on the job, it’s challenging not only for that worker, but for everyone involved. The employer will need to file the workers’ compensation claim, plus manage everything related to the injury and accident. It can be difficult, costly and time-consuming.
Sore Throat vs Step Throat
A sore throat (“Pharyngitis”) and strep throat (“Streptococcal Pharyngitis”) are two different things, but both can make you very uncomfortable when you talk, swallow, or even breathe. Most sore throats are caused by a virus, pollens, dust/smoke, or overuse. Strep throat is a serious version of a sore throat and is caused by Streptococci bacteria. You can get them any time of year, but they are more-frequent during the late fall-winter-early spring months.
Flu Season & RSV is Ramping Up
The winter season has come, which means seasonal illnesses like influenza & RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus) have also appeared, sabotaging the joy of winter.
Air Pollution & Asthma
High levels of air pollution can be one of the most-aggravating factors to bring on an asthma attack. It’s so common that Asthma.org.uk estimates as many as two-thirds of people cite pollution in the air as the foremost cause for their asthma attacks.
Of course, minimizing the amount of pollution that you are exposed to is the best way to improve the condition. Research shows that high air pollution increases the need for medical attention for asthma sufferers, especially children.
Winter Sports Injuries
Do you want to avoid a possible winter sports injury this year? With winter here, your concern is understandable. If you are the sort of person who doesn’t let cold weather stop you from staying active, the last thing you want is an injury that could put you on the sidelines. Here are some common winter sports injuries to watch out for in the upcoming months.
When to be Urgent about the Flu?
Influenza is often called “the flu” and is a virus that can affect millions of people each year. Recent news has reported multiple flu-related deaths. The medical staff at our Omaha or Bellevue Urgent Care Network locations recommend individuals always take influenza symptoms seriously and consult a medical provider. So when to be URGENT about the flu?
Urinary tract infections are the culprits behind over eight million visits to the doctor or urgent care clinic each year. UTIs are caused by microbes overcoming the body’s defenses in the urinary tract, and can affect the kidneys, bladder, and the tubes that run between them,
Hand Foot & Mouth Disease On The Rise
Hand Foot & Mouth Disease (also called HFMD for short) is an illness considered to be on an increase worldwide. It is becoming more common in children under five and in adults with compromised immune systems. Could you be at risk, or have you or someone you know contracted hand foot & mouth disease already?
Flu Shot 2018: What You Need To Know
As we move into the fall and winter months, flu season is right around the corner. It’s time to get your yearly flu shot! Here’s what you need to know…