Flu Prevention and Treatment Techniques You Need to Know

Fall is here, and flu season won’t be far behind. Learn the best flu prevention methods, and when it’s time to see a doctor. Flu is a contagious respiratory illness that can lead to serious complications such as pneumonia and even death. In fact, flu-related illnesses claimed over 80,000 lives just last year! Here’s how..
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Prevent Scars with Proper Wound Care

Cuts, scrapes, and minor wounds are a part of life, but lasting scars don’t have to be. Learn how to care for your wounds and prevent scars. What Exactly Is A Scar? When skin is injured, our body produces extra collagen in an effort to repair the wound as fast as possible. This fibrous healing..
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Back to School: Common Classroom Illnesses

The start of the school year brings with it new teachers, full backpacks, and plenty of homework. Unfortunately, it also brings an increased risk of illness for your children. Kids in school spend more time indoors, in close proximity to one another, sharing supplies, toys, — and infections. Learn about the common classroom illnesses that..
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Watch: Dr. Huskey on the rise of Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease

“Hand, foot and mouth disease on the rise in East Tennessee” Dr. Huskey recently appeared on WVLT News to discuss hand, foot and mouth disease in Knox County. As kids head back to daycare and to school, doctors are seeing more instances of the virus, which causes painful blisters or sores around the hands, feet,..
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How to Prevent Common Sports Injuries

Sports are an amazing way to get exercise, be social, and improve your overall well-being. But every time you step onto the field, you run the risk of injury. Collisions, poor technique, overuse, or simply, bad luck can leave you with a serious medical issue. Common sports injuries include: Sprains: A sudden twist or fall..
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Did you know there are different types of headaches?

Whether your headache is throbbing, squeezing, mild, or severe, one feeling is universal: you want it to go away! When it comes to any pain in the head region, most of us will label it as “just a headache”, take an over-the-counter pain reliever, and move on with our day. But, headaches are much more..
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A UTI or an STI? The Trouble with Similar Symptoms

If you’re making frequent –and painful– trips to the bathroom, you might assume you have a urinary tract infection. But, there are other conditions that cause pelvic pain and trouble with urination, most notably, sexually transmitted infections like chlamydia and gonorrhea. So, how can you tell if you’re suffering due to a UTI or an..
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Stop Your Seasonal Allergies Before They Start

If you suffer from seasonal allergic rhinitis (AKA hay fever), then you know the symptoms are downright miserable. The constant sneezing, runny nose, and itchiness make it difficult to deal with even the most simple daily tasks. This spring, learn the best way to stop your seasonal allergies before they start. Understanding Hay Fever Hay..
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U.R.I. = Upper Respiratory Infection or Un Real Inconvenience?

If you’ve got a runny nose, an aching throat, and a cough that won’t quit, you can probably blame it on an upper respiratory infection (URI). URIs are one of the most common reasons people visit the doctor, especially in fall and winter. Educate yourself on the illness, and learn ways to battle the miserable..
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bronchitis and pneumonia lungs iconBronchitis vs. Pneumonia: Common Signs of Each and What to Do to Feel Better

Experiencing coughing and chest discomfort? Could it be bronchitis? Or is it pneumonia? While the two illnesses share similar symptoms, they require different treatment plans, and a correct diagnosis is key to help you start feeling better. Learn how to tell the difference between the two conditions. Acute Bronchitis Acute bronchitis is generally viral in..
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