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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.

24
Jun
2019

Acute Injuries: Do I Need an X- Ray?

As much as we may try to prevent them, injuries happen, and often when we least expect them! Due to increased activity in the summer months, acute injury is one of the most common reasons patients visit ConvenientMD. Unlike chronic injuries, acute injuries occur suddenly as a result of a fall, hit or other type of trauma. Whether you’re experiencing a sprain, strain, dislocation, or fracture, it’s important to understand the signs and symptoms of each.

5
Jun
2019

The Five Most Common Outdoor Sports Injuries

…and how to prevent them   Getting outside and moving around is a great way to stay healthy and enjoy the onset of warmer weather—particularly after a long winter spent mostly indoors. However, this time of year we begin to see a significant increase in sports-related injuries at ConvenientMD. Over 3.5 million children age 14 and younger get hurt annually Read More >

15
May
2019

Breathe Easier: Understand the Differences Between Allergies and Asthma

Many parents have found themselves in this situation: their young child is experiencing respiratory discomfort, and is coughing and wheezing but can’t explain exactly how they feel. Allergies could be the culprit, but similar symptoms are also shared with asthma, a chronic lung disease that impacts breathing. These similarities can make it challenging for parents to know what their child is suffering from.

2
May
2019

Bite Back! 4 Ways to Prevent Tick Bites This Summer

It’s that time of year again for getting outside to garden, do yard work or take a hike–but we’re not alone out there! The tick population is already out in full swing, which means we need to be prepared and take action to prevent getting bitten. Ticks have a pretty negative reputation, and for good reason…