Health Tips & Information Archives - ConvenientMD
13
Sep
2019

2019-2020 Influenza Season: Should I Get the Flu Shot?

The days of warm weather in New England are coming to an end. The leaves will soon be turning, the temperatures are dropping, and the stuffy noses and chapped lips are coming. As many of us know, flu season peaks in the fall and winter months. Millions of people get the flu every year, severe cases can lead to hospitalization or even death. Here is everything you need to know about how the flu shot works, why it’s so important, and who should get it.

4
Sep
2019

Food Poisoning vs. Stomach “Bug”: 5 Things You Need to Know

We all dread and despise that feeling of being sick to your stomach, there’s nothing worse than being stuck in the bathroom for days in a row. Food poisoning and stomach “bugs” are commonly misconceived to be the same illness. It can be difficult to pinpoint which you are suffering, as food poisoning shares a number of symptoms with common stomach viruses. Here are five things you need to know about how the two differ from one another.

20
Aug
2019

The Dangers of Dehydration

In the hot months of summer, dehydration is one of the common ailments we see at ConvenientMD. Many people don’t realize just how dangerous it can be if left untreated. If you are a parent, due to long days at summer camp or pushing through tryouts for the fall season in the heat, it’s important to know what to look out for and how to prevent dehydration. Here’s what you need to know about dehydration in order to keep you and your kids feeling your best through the rest of the summer.

1
Aug
2019

Sports, School & Camp Physicals: Dr. Pundt Answers All of Your Questions!

In the blink of an eye, it’s August. Kids throughout New England are preparing to return to school, and parents are creating checklists to ensure nothing falls through the cracks before sending their children off on their first day. One back to school necessity that is often overlooked is a child’s physical exam. Getting a physical before heading back for Read More >

11
Jul
2019

Identifying and Treating Poison Ivy

When it comes to allergic reactions and rash, the poison ivy plant is among the most common culprits found in nature. Coming into contact with the plant’s oily resin can lead to a mild, moderate or severe rash. The symptoms of a poison ivy rash can be itchy and annoying to deal with.