Fast Ways to Battle Seasonal Allergies

April and May are terrible months for those who battle seasonal allergies. As flowers and trees begin to come back to life, millions of Americans can start to struggle from morning to night. Simple things like breathing and seeing are suddenly a luxury when allergies start to kick in. The long-term battle against allergies is a difficult struggle to manage. For those looking to battle allergies in the best way possible, these quick solutions can bring real relief quickly and …

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Building Trust and STD Awareness with Health Care Providers

Sexually transmitted disease, or STD, can be tough to talk about with a doctor. Not only are topics on sexual health and well-being sometimes a little awkward, but the communication line between patients and medical professionals can sometimes feel distant. Luckily, April marks STD Awareness Month and a focus of 2019’s efforts in treating STDs and communicating them effectively. Doctor/Patient Communication on STDs Doctors and other medical professionals see no need to feel uncomfortable about anything biological. That being said, …

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Blueprint for a Successful Urgent Care Facility

From the Edaris Health Blog CEO Corner with Meg Aranow I recently had the pleasure of speaking with one of our favorite customers: Dr. Ron Elfenbein. Why favorite? Ron’s enthusiasm for creating excellence in Urgent Care is contagious and energizing. As founder and medical director of Chesapeake ERgent Care, located in the Gambrills Maryland , wants his patients to have the “best medical experience they’ve ever had.” Elfenbein completed his training at Johns Hopkins Medical School and continues as an …

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10 Illnesses You Didn’t Know You Can Treat Through Telemedicine

You may think it’s new, but the United States has put telemedicine to good use since the 1960s. It’s what health care professionals use to monitor and treat the astronauts when they’re in space. It’s also been used for decades to enhance medical care for patients in rural and isolated areas throughout the world. Today, with advances in computer technology and the spread of electronic devices into more households than not in the United States, telemedicine is often a very …

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The Importance of Getting a Flu Shot

Every year as a new flu season falls upon local communities across the country, you hear about the latest strain of the virus and why everyone should get a flu shot. If you’re still on the fence, the experienced team of health care providers at Chesapeake ERgent Care in Gambrills, Maryland, explains the importance of getting a flu shot so you can make an informed decision for yourself and your family. Influenza is a potentially serious illness that can lead …

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5 Signs You May Have pink eye

Known in the medical world as conjunctivitis, pink eye is a common and often highly contagious infection of the conjunctiva. That’s the super thin, clear layer of tissue that covers the white portion of your eyes (sclera) and lines the inside of your eyelids. The conjunctiva is an easy part of your body to ignore most days, but it can make you weep with frustration and cause you significant discomfort when it gets sick. The good news is that the …

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Stomach Virus or Food Poisoning? How to Tell the Difference

“Food poisoning” may sound much more sinister than “stomach virus,” and it sometimes is, but both illnesses can cause similar symptoms. You may experience diarrhea, vomiting, and abdominal pain with either. A common concern with both is dehydration, which may be life-threatening if not addressed. But one form of food poisoning, botulism, can affect your nervous system and may be fatal if not treated appropriately. Other types can cause kidney damage (certain E. coli strains) or developmental delays in infants …

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How to Avoid Sunburns, Bug Bites, Poison Ivy and Other Summer Skin Hazards

If you’re going to live summer to its fullest, you’re probably going to be outside. But an encounter with poison ivy or a swarm of hungry mosquitoes, maybe topped off by a painful sunburn, can quickly turn a perfect summer adventure into a bad memory. There are steps you can take, however, to prevent these summertime skin hazards from interfering with your plans. The medical professionals at Chesapeake ERgent Care are experts at handling summer skin disasters but much prefer …

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5 Best Exercises for Arthritis

Rather than a single disorder, arthritis includes over 100 conditions that can impact your joints and their surrounding tissues. More than 50 million adults in the United States have already been diagnosed with some form of the disease, and that number is expected to rise to nearly 80 million by 2040. You can’t truly appreciate just how much you rely on your joints until they’re affected by chronic arthritis pain: Arthritis-related joint pain can turn the simplest tasks into a …

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