cmd-web, Author at ConvenientMD
12
Mar
2019

Is It a Bad Cold or RSV?

In the winter months, young children tend to be especially susceptible to respiratory viruses. While most colds are fairly innocuous and can be expected to resolve on their own, RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) can lead to more serious illnesses such as bronchiolitis or pneumonia. It is important to understand what to look for to identify RSV and determine if your Read More >

20
Feb
2019

Antibiotics: What You Need to Know

Antibiotics have had a positive effect on public health since first being introduced to modern medicine. However, there’s a lot of misinformation out there about antibiotics, how they work, and when they’re necessary. The overuse of antibiotics is a major problem in the United States, and in many cases, these drugs are not effective against the illnesses they’re prescribed to treat—particularly with viral infection.

30
Jan
2019

5 Tips for Making it Through the Flu Season

Even if there’s no surefire way to avoid catching the flu this year, there are plenty of things you can do to keep you and your family healthy throughout the rest of the winter months. Here are five tips for making it through the flu season, all of which can help bolster your defenses against what can sometimes be a serious illness.

18
Jan
2019

ConvenientMD Featured on NBC10 Boston

EXETER, N.H. — Flu season is hitting its peak in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Unfortunately, the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services confirms that the state has seen its first flu related death this season. ConvenientMD’s Dr. Jo Gates spoke with NBC10 Boston yesterday on the importance of getting your flu shot to protect yourself and your family. Read More >

14
Jan
2019

New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthier You!

The beginning of a new year brings with it a period of reflection. For many of us, this means taking a closer look at the habits that define our daily lives—both “good” and “bad”—and resolving to embrace change over the course of the coming year. New year’s resolutions can vary in type and scope, but many tend to revolve around Read More >