The human immune system is a bit of a mystery since we can’t see it or germs that cause illness and really don’t have 100% control over if we get sick or not. With the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, everyone is now hyperconscious about staying healthy and maintaining a healthy immune system. … [Read more...] about Strengthen Your Immune System
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Children often come down with sore throats commonly caused by colds, viruses and, environmental factors such as smoke, dust in the air, and plant allergens. The concern is when a sore throat involves Strep, which is different and can lead to serious complications if left untreated. The throat … [Read more...] about Strep: Group A and Group B Infection
When is a Respiratory Infection an Emergency? As the world devotes rapt attention with COVID-19, it is important to know what a respiratory infection is and when it is an emergency. The symptoms can be very much like COVID-19 and knowing the differences in symptoms is critical. Risks of … [Read more...] about Respiratory Infections
Healthcare decisions are important to think about especially for those with families. It’s more than what to do when we have a cold or a temporary illness. NHDD was founded in 2008 by Nathan Kottkamp, a Virginia-based health care lawyer, to provide clear, concise, and consistent information on … [Read more...] about National Healthcare Decisions Day – April 16
Today, we live in an unpredictable world, and it appears to be getting even more unpredictable. We can’t know in advance when we will get sick or have an accidental injury. Most serious health problems take us by surprise. In a life or death emergency, are you prepared to know what to do until help … [Read more...] about Medical Emergency Protocol
A fall resulting in injury can cost a life. Alarming statistics tell us that globally, an estimated 646,000 fatal falls occur each year, making it the second leading cause of unintentional injury death, after road traffic injuries. (WHO 2018) By definition, a fall is defined as an unplanned … [Read more...] about Is My Fall An Emergency?
World Immunization Week is always celebrated in the last week of April (April 24-30) with a goal to promote the use of vaccines to protect people of all ages against disease. Immunizations save many lives every year and are recognized as one of the world's most successful, cost-effective … [Read more...] about World Immunization Week
Signs, Symptoms and When to Seek Emergency Care Most of us recognize spring as allergy season. There’s more at play than just allergies. Here is a guide to understanding springtime health conditions, how to recognize them, and when to seek the advice of your doctor or emergency medical … [Read more...] about Common Springtime Illnesses
Do you know the difference? Pollen during this time is common and may cause several symptoms that look very similar to cold, flu, and even COVID-19. Allergies often cause nasal symptoms such as a runny nose and sinus congestion but do not usually result in a fever, as is found with coronavirus or … [Read more...] about ALLERGIES, FLU, COLD, OR COVID-19