Why Flu Vaccines Fail and What to Do When They Do Medical Science is aware that flu vaccines can fail. Why get a flu shot if you can still get the flu? That is a complex question. It’s important to be informed about diseases that can affect our health. We are our own patient advocates when it comes to our health and our family’s health. Our goal is for our local families to be informed, especially when certain illnesses like the flu can result in serious, life-threatening complications. … [Read more...] about Why Flu Vaccines Fail
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When it comes to the flu vaccine, there are decisions to make. As a community healthcare provider, we are often asked questions about flu vaccine effectiveness, when to get the flu vaccine, what ages are affected most by the flu and what are flu vaccine side-effects. The most vulnerable populations when it comes to illness are the very young and the elderly. Infant bodies are working hard to build immunities. The elderly may have compromised immunities as a result of other illness or may be … [Read more...] about Flu Vaccine Facts
Each year, an estimated 20,000,000 Americans are victims of various thyroid conditions that may not show any symptoms at all. 60 percent of them do not even know that there is something wrong. I was one of those Americans. In my case, my condition turned out to be thyroid cancer. And at the age of 34, a month before my baby girl turned 1, I had to have my entire thyroid removed. While my cancer story could employ another 10,000 words (future post alert), the focus of today’s post is to … [Read more...] about Thyroid Awareness: Know The Symptoms
What is Cervical Cancer? Cervical Cancer is a form of cancer that grows from the cervix and spreads to other parts of the body. They cause the cells in the body to grow rapidly and out of control. This form of cancer grows from the cervix. So, all women are at risk of cervical cancer, especially those above 30. The cervix connects the birth canal to the upper region of the uterus or womb. However, it occurs mostly in women that have suffered some form of infection such as HPV (Human … [Read more...] about Cervical Cancer: Reduce Your Risk
During the flu season, I get asked a lot of questions about this predictable and sometimes deadly disease. Two of the most common questions are how long does the flu last and how long am I contagious. How Long Does It Last? On average, if you come down with the flu, you can expect to deal with the effects for about one to two weeks. The most severe symptoms tend to last 2 to 3 days but the accompanying weakness, fatigue, dry cough, and a reduced ability to exercise can linger much … [Read more...] about How Long Does The Flu Last?
Guess what… flu season is already BACK! I know that it is not in full swing, but we are already seeing cases of confirmed flu in the emergency room at Elite Care in Rice Village. It seems to be coming earlier and earlier each year. In fact, there are some communities and regions of the world where flu can occur year-round. If you recently visited the tropics you might be at risk of this. And I have seen communities where factory workers seem to … [Read more...] about 2019-20 Flu Season Starts Early
Most people who develop bronchitis recover at home. However, there are times where this condition requires a trip to the emergency room. Bronchitis is an inflammatory condition of the bronchial tubes of your lungs that typically results from viral or bacterial infections. Should I Go To The ER? If you notice wheezing, difficulty breathing, or your body temperature dips to below 95 degrees or is higher than 104, you should consider visiting us here at Elite Care. If your resting … [Read more...] about Bronchitis Symptoms
We’ve all had a small cut or laceration before. They aren't fun, but they are easy to clean, put a band-aid on and take care of at home. But when is a cut serious enough that it requires a trip to the emergency room? One of the top reasons we see patients here in the emergency room is for cuts. But the truth is, not all cuts and lacerations require a visit to the ER. When it comes to cuts and lacerations, here are a few instances where I would recommend a quick visit to Elite Care 24 Hour … [Read more...] about When Should I Visit the ER For a Cut?
It won’t be long now... Summer is right around the corner. School will be out and the call of the outdoors will ring loud in everyone’s ears. But, summertime in Texas also means heat...a lot of heat. That’s why it’s important to both take precautions to avoid the dangerous effects of the sun and to understand when you’ve pushed it too far and a trip to the emergency room may be in order. I too am looking forward to some time in the pool or hanging out at the beach with friends and family, … [Read more...] about Avoiding Heat-Related Injuries