Wellness Information

How to choose: Emergency or Urgent Care?

When you or someone you love is sick or injured, it is natural to want immediate medical care. But is the emergency department the best place to find it? In most cases, the answer is no. “Emergency departments are designed to care for people with life-threatening conditions, such as severe breathing problems, chest pain, heavy

The importance of an annual physical

Even if you feel great, you shouldn’t discount the importance of an annual physical. Here are five reasons to see your doctor every year.

5 ways to build a strong immune system

A strong immune system is one of your best defenses against cold and flu. Here’s how to boost your germ-fighting abilities this winter.

Winter sun safety: How to avoid the sun’s damaging effects in winter

Just because the temperature drops, that doesn’t mean the sun isn’t strong. Even on cold, cloudy winter days, your body is exposed to ultraviolet (UV) radiation. A study in Archives of Dermatology reports that the main cause of skin cancer is exposure to UV radiation, and that people are less likely to protect themselves from