The Dos and Don’ts of Antibiotic Use

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When properly used, antibiotics are wonderful, live-saving medicines that fight infections caused by bacteria. When antibiotics are needed and used properly, the benefits usually outweigh the risks of side effects. But, antibiotics aren’t always the answer for an illness. Often, too many antibiotics are prescribed unnecessarily, which threaten its usefulness. Taking antibiotics when not needed… Read more »

A Word About Antibiotic Use

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) say, “Antibiotics can cure bacterial infections, but NOT viral infections. The common cold and the flu are viral infections, so avoid using antibiotics if you have one of these. Using antibiotics when they are not needed causes some bacteria to become resistant to the antibiotic, and therefore… Read more »

10 Health Concerns for Seniors

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With age comes wisdom, and unfortunately for many, health concerns. We want our senior loved ones to be around as long as possible, and to be as healthy as possible. It could be helpful to be aware of some health issues that especially affect the elderly so you can help them seek medical treatment, if… Read more »

Happy National Grandparents Day!

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National Grandparents Day

Each year, the National Grandparents Day occurs on the first Sunday after Labor Day. So this year, it falls on Sunday, September 8th. If you are fortunate enough to have your grandparents, then celebrate National Grand Parents Day with them! In honor of grandparents everywhere, New England Urgent Care is offering FREE blood pressure checks… Read more »

Are you a mosquitoes favorite meal?

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There are just some people mosquitoes prefer to bite more than others. Sadly, I’m one of them. In fact, 1 out of 10 people are “mosquito magnets.” Researchers discovered 85% is due to genetics, (thanks, mom). But, there are other factors to consider in the mosquito equation. Studies have shown mosquitoes are attracted to people… Read more »