We all fall victim to the holiday season in one way or another. The delicious food, flowing drinks and cozy times all curled up on the couch together can make it a wonderful time of year, but all of that can also cause a strain on your health. Whether it means your body gets run down and you fall ill at the worst possible moment or you are just feeling sluggish after too much celebration, staying on track with your health goals can keep you feeling your best. Read on →

RSV season is here already, and like most parents and caregivers, we all enter into this time period a little wary and anxious. RSV has the potential to be really dangerous to infants and small children, which can worry any parent. While it is important to remember that not all RSV infections become severe, it is important to know what symptoms to look for that indicate a medical emergency. Read on →

Being a parent at this time of year is hard work. In addition to organizing all of the chaos of work, school and activities, you are also juggling sick kids and the process of calling out sick from all of those responsibilities as well. No one wants to get the call from school that their child has a fever or be woken up at night to hear the “I don’t feel good” phrase, but it is just a fact of life. Read on →

Getting sick at this time of year is common, and it will be even more common as the colder months approach. Spending more time indoors surrounded by people increases your exposure to all kinds of viruses and bacteria. If you start to experience a sore throat, it may be due to an impending infection. COVID-19, strep throat and influenza all have the ability to cause a sore throat, among other frustrating symptoms. Read on →

If you have started hearing about COVID-19 again in the news, it’s because cases are slowly starting to rise around the country. We have slowly started to see an uptick in cases in the Charlotte area as well, so it is time to refresh everyone’s memory about COVID-19 and its symptoms. We don’t want you to panic, but being prepared for the possibility of getting sick again can help you take action quicker if you do start experiencing symptoms. Read on →

The kids are back in school, fall sports seasons are well underway, and you hopefully have your new family’s routine down and it seems like its smooth sailing. Except wait—the school just called and one of your children has a fever. This time of year is common for kids to get sick when everyone comes back together under one roof again. Fevers are one of the most common symptoms of illness, so don’t immediately panic as you get in the car to go pick up your child. Read on →

Feeling sick can make your entire week grind to a halt. It can be hard to run errands, head to work or even relax without feeling uncomfortable. Naturally, you want to get to the root of your symptoms as quickly as possible so you can feel better. That’s where we come in! Our team is dedicated to providing you with the most accurate diagnosis as possible, and we use a combination of our knowledge and diagnostic tools to help us along the way. Read on →

Smoking tobacco directly impacts your health in a negative way. In addition to increasing the risk of serious diseases and complications, this addictive habit can start to affect your physical appearance over time as well. You are introducing thousands of chemicals into your body every time you smoke, and those chemicals actually affect your family members as well. Taking steps to give up this unhealthy habit can help your entire family live a healthier life. Read on →

Getting sick can always make you a little anxious, because infections and other types of illnesses can sometimes be unpredictable. Whether you are experiencing a common cold or something more, it is always important to keep an eye on your symptoms and treat your condition when you can. This is especially true when it comes to STDs, or sexually transmitted diseases. STDs not only have the ability to make you feel pretty uncomfortable now, but they can also have lasting effects if they aren’t treated. Read on →

If you have been out enjoying the beautiful summer weather in the Charlotte area, you are certainly not alone! We are grateful for all of the outdoor adventures and opportunities our community offers during this time of year. What we aren’t grateful for, however, are ticks and tick bites. You are at risk of experiencing a tick bite whenever you are outside, but it is much more common in the summer. Read on →