‘Tis the season . . . don’t worry: we know that the holidays have passed, but flu season is still in full swing! In fact, it is reported that during in the 2017-2018 season flu activity has been greater than in prior years. That’s why it’s critical for people to be on the lookout for flu signs […]
Parents are being warned that their sweet little angels may actually be the face behind the flu. For a number of reasons, young children are generally more likely to spread the virus than are adults. Children usually have more contact with others, are undeniable germ magnets and tend have weaker immune systems, making them easy […]
The much-dreaded flu season is here, which means it’s time to protect yourself against the virus and common myths that surround it. Every year these misconceptions surface and spread, well, like a virus. Flu myths such as these are equally as harmful as they are false, so don’t let misinformation about the flu and the […]
Winter sports are fun but not always the safest activities. If you imagine yourself careening down a hill towards another skier or skating on the rink and then getting nailed by a hockey puck – well, you can probably see how and why plenty of cold-weather athletes wind up seeing a doctor unexpectedly.
And you don’t […]
A storm is brewing. Are you ready?
Even if you’re reading this when the skies are sunny and blue, chances are, sooner or later, you’re going to be confronted with inclement weather. Maybe you live in a part of the country that’s visited by hurricanes or tornadoes. Perhaps you live in a snowbelt. If you’re in […]
The colder months are nearly here, which means it’s time to prepare yourself to fight against the flu. Catching the flu is quite a taxing ordeal, almost always resulting in having to call out sick from work. The Bureau of Labor Statistics has done studies that show there is a notable spike in illness-related work absences each […]
Have you ever had a fever and felt cold at the same time? Only like… all the time! It’s really normal and you are not going crazy — you are only having a fever. There is a logical explanation for this phenomenon. It’s the response from your immune system.
When a fever hit you, there is […]
If you think that mosquitos are only annoyingly responsible for some itchy bites and inconvenience, think again. While stinging and suck the blood out of humans’ veins, mosquitos could carry some of the deadliest infectious viruses. Though being eliminated in the US in the 1950s, Malaria is among some of the most commonly transmitted diseases, […]
After being cooped up all winter, you’re more than likely dying to get outside and enjoy the warm weather and participate in summer activities. But with the summer months brings a host of health concerns, from cuts and scrapes to insect bites.
AFC Doctors Express Hamilton is here for all of your summer health conditions to […]
Allergies may not seem like a significant illness that needs immediate treatment, but ignoring your symptoms can have serious, long-lasting effects. If left untreated, allergies can greatly affect your quality of life; you may suffer from increased risk of health problems, decreased brain function and even mood instability. Early treatment is key to avoiding allergy-related […]