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RSV in Infants & Children

RSV in Infants & Children

Know the Signs of RSV in Your Child In the last month, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) cases have been rising in Wisconsin and continue to grow. RSV can be especially dangerous for some infants and young children with an estimated 58,000 children under the age of 5...

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Get the COVID-19 Booster and Flu Vaccine at Home

Get the COVID-19 Booster and Flu Vaccine at Home

Skip the pharmacy, get vaccinated at home Staying up to date on your vaccines is the best way to prevent serious illnesses and protect yourself and your loved ones from preventable diseases. Going to the pharmacy or clinic to get your vaccinations can be a hassle from...

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Treating Coronavirus (COVID-19) At Home

Treating Coronavirus (COVID-19) At Home

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is caused by a virus known as SARS-CoV-2. Symptoms may include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. It mainly spreads via air droplets from coughing, sneezing, and breathing. Many people have mild symptoms and can manage their symptoms...

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Dealing with Adult Depression

Dealing with Adult Depression

Depression affects around 7% of American adults each year and some studies show that number is increasing. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) says about 21 million U.S. adults (8.4% of the population) had at least one major depressive episode in 2020....

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Addressing Adult Anxiety

Addressing Adult Anxiety

Anxiety disorders are the most prevalent behavioral health concern in the United States, affecting around 20% of the adult population. What are anxiety disorders?Everyone feels anxious sometimes; anxiety is a normal reaction in many situations. However, if feelings of...

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Diagnosing & Treating Strep Throat

Diagnosing & Treating Strep Throat

Sore throat is a common complaint, especially during cold and flu season. Most sore throats are caused by viruses and go away on their own after a few days. Strep throat, however, is a bacterial infection and can become serious if left untreated. What is strep throat?...

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8 Self-Care Tips To Improve Mental Health

8 Self-Care Tips To Improve Mental Health

Psychiatric symptoms are a call for transformation. If your mental health is suffering, it’s a demand for change. Your answers might come in small, simple steps, like needing vitamins, or maybe your body is crying out for nourishment. These changes can help even if...

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Flu Season Is Here

Flu Season Is Here

What is influenza? Influenza, or ‘the flu’, is a viral respiratory illness that infects your nose, throat, and sometimes lungs. It is a common misconception that the flu causes vomiting and diarrhea. While these symptoms are sometimes present, especially with...

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Facing Fatigue

Facing Fatigue

What is fatigue? Fatigue is defined as extreme tiredness and limited energy. It can interfere with your ability to conduct basic activities, including work and daily routines. Fatigue can be both acute (short term), or chronic (long term, over 6 months). Fatigue is...

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Ear Infections Explained

Ear Infections Explained

What is an ear infection? Infections of the inner ear (otitis media) and outer ear (otitis externa) are two of the most common reasons for clinic visits in both children and adults. Inner ear infections occur when fluid builds up in the area behind the eardrum and...

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When should I go to the emergency room for a sprained ankle?

When should I go to the emergency room for a sprained ankle?

When should I go to the emergency room for a sprained ankle? Around one million ankle injuries occur each year in the U.S. — about 85% of them are sprains. While sprains can occur in various parts of the body, the ankle is the most common site for sprains. Ankle...

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When should I go to the emergency room for back pain?

When should I go to the emergency room for back pain?

When should I go to the emergency room for back pain? Almost everyone experiences back pain at some point. It is one of the most common reasons why people miss work, and a leading cause of disability around the world. Back pain can interfere with daily tasks and...

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Should I go to the emergency room for food poisoning?

Should I go to the emergency room for food poisoning?

Should I go to the emergency room for food poisoning? According to CDC estimates, 1 in 6 Americans become ill from foodborne illness every year. Foodborne illness, commonly known as food poisoning, can be extremely unpleasant. Symptoms can come on suddenly and be...

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When Should I Go to the Emergency Room for a Kidney Stone?

When Should I Go to the Emergency Room for a Kidney Stone?

When Should I Go to the Emergency Room for a Kidney Stone? Over half a million people each year are treated in emergency rooms for kidney stones. More than one in ten people will develop them at some point in their lives, and they are more common in men than in women....

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