Anyone who has ever caught a gastrointestinal (GI) virus knows just how uncomfortable an experience it can be. It is an infection characterized by nausea, vomiting and diarrhea (greater than 3 episodes/day) usually associated with a general sense of digestive unease and discomfort. Acute gastroenteritis can develop quickly and last anywhere from overnight to up to 10 days in more severe cases.
Another school year is here, and for many students, athletics have already begun. While getting out onto the field can be a fun, rewarding experience, playing sports comes along with the risk of injury—especially fall contact sports like football. Lacerations and cuts can happen both on and off the field, and they’re by no means restricted to students or athletes. So, what should you do if you or a loved one gets hurt?
March may be the start of the spring season, but plenty of people are still feeling the effects of winter in the form of colds and the flu. While the sniffles are no doubt common this time of year, many people misdiagnose themselves as having a cold when they’re actually suffering from a sinus infection. Though symptoms between the two can be similar, sinus infections are actually far more than mere nuisances—they can result in serious complications if not treated appropriately.