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February 4, 2013
"Ceder Fever" is the nemesis of many people in the Austin and Round Rock areas yearly. If you're one of the tens of thousands who suffer from it, you need no education on how much suffering it causes. But can you prevent it, or is it unavoidable? It's important to keep in mind that "Cedar Fever" is a direct result of two things: 1. your exposure to the voluminous amounts of pollen that Austin...
December 17, 2012
Influenza, or “The Flu”, is back, and it’s high time you get your shot! Across the board, getting an annual flu shot is still your best bet against getting the flu. Most of us have had a nice the flu at least once in our lives, and we ALL know that there’s no part of it that any sane person would describe as “fun”. Body aches, fever, sore throat, it’s...
July 18, 2012
Now offering Meningitis Vaccine!
June 11, 2012
Poison Ivy Poison Ivy is a common problem for families in the summer. Our clinic will see patients year round for severe rash with itching that is common with Poison Ivy. But the season usually starts in earnest during the spring months of March and April. The best protection for poison ivy is prevention. Here are three ways that you can protect your family. Avoidance: First and...
August 16, 2010
The Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that the 2010-2011 vaccine provides protection against A/H1N1(pandemic) influenza and two other influenza viruses- influenza A/H3N2 and influenza B. It will not prevent illness caused by other viruses.
January 20, 2010
Allergy Basics Allergies are an abnormal response of the immune system. People who have allergies have an immune system that reacts to a usually harmless substance in the enviornment. This substance (pollen, mold, animal, dander, etc.) is called an allergen. Allergies are a very common problem, affecting at least two out of every 10 Americans. What Happens During an Allergic...
September 11, 2009
Regular Flu vs H1N1 Commonly Asked Questions: 1. Should I get a flu shot NOW? --------Yes. We began administering the flu vaccines a few weeks ago when we received them. 2. When will the H1N1 flu shots be available? --------The latest update estimates that the H1N1 vaccine will be available mid-October. 3. Should I get BOTH the Flu Vaccine and the H1N1 vaccine? -------YES. Each vaccine...
April 29, 2009
What is swine flu? Swine Influenza (swine flu) is a respiratory disease of pigs caused by type A influenza viruses that causes regular outbreaks in pigs. People do not normally get swine flu, but human infections can and do happen. Swine flu viruses have been reported to spread from person-to-person, but in the past, this transmission was limited and not sustained beyond three people. Are there...
March 5, 2009
March 5, 2009 Recent news reports have focused attention on a long-established but little-noticed practice: doctors forcing their patients to sign forms promising not to post an online review of the physician’s performance. The forms are provided by Medical Justice, a company whose website describes it as “relentlessly protecting physicians from frivolous lawsuits.” Medical...
March 5, 2009
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration Thursday warned of the risk of skin burns in patients wearing transdermal drug patches who are undergoing MRI scans. Transdermal patches are applied to the skin and can be used to deliver pain medications, hormones and nicotine. Most of the patches are sold by prescription except for nicotine patches, which are available over-the-counter. In a...
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