The Health Center Blog

Health information written in a straight and honest way.

  • Coronavirus testing: what you need to know

    Coronavirus testing: what you need to know

    I’m sure by now you’ve probably heard the words “coronavirus” and “testing” in the same sentence. Yet, for most people, coronavirus testing is still somewhat of a mystery. We’ve broken down the…

  • Time to Celebrate Kangaroo Mother Care

    Time to Celebrate Kangaroo Mother Care

    Kangaroo Mother Care Awareness Day is celebrated every May 15th, and with good reason. It’s a natural method of post-birth baby care that’s been shown to help premature babies stabilize, promote a…

  • Kawasaki Disease in Children

    Kawasaki Disease in Children

    If you have been listening to the news or reading articles online lately, you may have heard some reports that COVID-19 can cause Kawasaki Disease-like symptoms. What is Kawasaki anyways? We don’t…

  • Redness around the eyes

    Ever wake up with redness around your eyes? Do you have a rash around your eyes? Eyelid swelling or drainage?  Redness on the skin around the eyes can be from a multitude…

  • Prepping the general population for COVID-19

    How should I prep for the great Coronavirus of 2020, aka COVID-19? So unless you live in complete seclusion, you are aware of the current fears and realities surrounding Coronavirus that are…

  • Vomit Color– Green, Yellow, Brown, Black, Clear

    Vomit Color– Green, Yellow, Brown, Black, Clear

    So you are puking.  Ugh. I’m sorry to hear that.  Not to be a Debbie Downer but you might have the stomach bug.  Yuck.  Not all funky vomit colors are from the…

  • Shingles prevention– What you need to know

    Shingles prevention– What you need to know

    Shingles is caused by a virus known as the varicella-zoster virus. It is the same virus that causes chickenpox. Once you get chickenpox, the varicella-zoster virus lays dormant in your body, aka…

  • Concussions in kids

    Concussions in kids are a year round issue. We know that concussions in sports are all too common, especially among kids and teenagers. Whether it’s football, basketball, skiing, soccer, ice skating, hockey,…

  • Screen time for toddlers and babies– how much is too much?

    According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), screen time usage in children increases from 53 minutes for babies at age 12 months to more than 150 minutes for toddlers at 3…

Here’s a scary story with a happy ending. It’s Saturday morning and you are in a medical office 😷getting your
Pertussis, or whooping cough— protect that baby! If you have a new baby at home or are going to have
Foul smelling urine, cloudy urine and odd colored urine— what to do! Let’s face it, everybody goes to the bathroom,
Everybody poops! Well apparently not everybody...sometimes people have a really hard time pooping and we call that constipation. What goes
Sports injuries– who to call Not only is school back in session, but so are sports. The urgent care hours
It’s Friday afternoon and the school calls. It’s the nurse. Your 10 year old child is complaining of a sore
It’s the middle of the night and you wake up to the sound of a strange noise… what IS that.
Let’s talk about the creepy crawlies that we try and avoid all year… TICKS. They are gross little creatures. Ticks
Let’s talk about men’s sexual health.  Specifically, STI in men (sexually transmitted infections).  Male STI symptoms are different than those
Your child has had a fever for a few days. Just when the fever cleared and you thought things were