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What is the Cause of My Pharyngitis?

When you’ve got a sore throat, it makes you feel terrible all around. With trouble speaking and irritating pain, that’s understandable! Pharyngitis is something very common that most people will experience at least once during their lifetime. When it comes to battling the discomfort associated with pharyngitis, it’s important to understand what’s actually causing it.  …

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When is the Appropriate Time to Get an STD Test?

Sexual health is something that’s important to anyone who’s sexually active. An important part of that sexual health is knowing about STDs and STD testing. With such a stigma around STD testing, it can be hard to get the information you need to keep you safe and healthy. It’s time to answer all of those …

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What Causes a Sore Throat?

As discussed in our last blog on sore throat, treatment for a sudden sore throat includes getting immediate urgent care services as well as a variety of at-home remedies for sudden symptoms. Sore throat, or “pharyngitis,” causes millions of patients to miss work, school, and other important commitments. If you believe you have a sore …

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How to Treat Pharyngitis (Sore Throat)

Each year, millions of patients experience a case of pharyngitis (lar-in-gi-tis) due to an infection in the throat, nasal passages, or anywhere in the upper respiratory system. Pharyngitis, which is the medical term for sore throat, impacts nearly 20 million individuals each year and usually requires an immediate medical visit. Sore throat is more likely …

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How to Fit in Healthcare Appointments, Needs During the Holidays

We understand how stressful the holiday season can be. Cooking for the family, decorating for the guests, and shopping for, well everyone, can be extremely taxing. However, once everything comes to fruition with the festivities you’ll believe it is was worth it. Even with a stressful holiday season, it is important to ensure that you …

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Is it Too Late for My Flu Shot?

The peak of flu season usually happens between the end of fall and early winter as the temperature begins to drop more and more. Without a flu shot, patients are likely to experience several uncomfortable symptoms and potentially weeks of missed school or work. Healthcare providers do a great job of recommending the flu shot …

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The benefits of getting the flu shot as early as possible

While for many of us, fall brings to mind colorful leaves, pumpkin spice, and caramel apples, it is also a reminder of the upcoming flu season. Once the flu shot is available in your area, it is not too early to receive the vaccine. There are several benefits to receiving the flu shot once it …

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What are some options for a flu shot?

Children are more likely than adults to receive their flu vaccinations. Many parents want to protect their children from getting sick, and back-to-school physicals or wellness checks for toddlers and infants are a convenient time to get this vaccination.  However, many adults do not get annual physicals like they should. When an adult is already …

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