viral infection

Pneumonia: What You Need to Know

With a brutal cold and flu season fresh in our minds, there’s increased attention and awareness on preventing and treating pneumonia, which can affect both children and adults with immune systems already weakened by viral infection. People with chronic health conditions or those who have undergone recent surgeries or lengthy … Read More

6 Ways to Avoid Pinkeye

Oh pinkeye, you always choose the best times to visit. Your attractive symptoms (crusty, pink, itchy, and watery eyes) are so easy to disguise—if eye patches were in fashion, that is! Since they’re not, it’s time to learn what pinkeye is, what causes it and how to treat it, or—better … Read More

Sore Throat Causes and Treatment

Sore throats often begin with a slight tickling sensation that progresses to a painful irritation, which ultimately makes swallowing and talking difficult. But what are the most common sore throat causes, and what's the best way to treat a sore throat? The condition—also called pharyngitis—occurs when your throat becomes infected … Read More

Is Vertigo Affecting Your Balance?

Although vertigo—a “spinning” sensation—is a fairly common complaint among older adults, it is not an inevitable part of aging. There are many possible causes, and it’s important to be evaluated by a doctor who can determine the cause and recommend appropriate treatment. Vertigo caused by vestibular (balance) system disorders can … Read More

Are Eye Infections Clouding Your Vision?

Eye infections occur in different parts of the eye and can affect one eye or both. Bacteria, fungi, or viruses are the most common sources. They can originate from exposure to chemical, fumes, or smoke. Allergies also can cause infection as can an injury that may have caused the eye … Read More

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