Health and Wellness Blog

RediClinic wants every patient to be happy and healthy. Here you’ll find expert health advice, information about disease prevention and the latest developments in medicine, and inspiration to help you reach your healthy living goals.

What Is a TB Test and Why Do You Need One?


Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease caused by the tuberculosis bacteria, Mycobacterium tuberculosis. While the disease has been present for thousands of years, TB reached epidemic proportions in Europe and North America during the 18th and 19th centuries. Today, most cases of tuberculosis can be successfully treated with antibiotics and other dru...

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5 Ways to Take the Punch Out of Cold and Flu Season


Although cold and flu season is in full swing, it doesn’t have to throw a wrench in your family’s plans this winter. By following careful hygiene practices, boosting the immune system and ensuring up-to-date immunizations now, you can stay healthy in the months to come. (more…)

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Can Men Get a UTI?


While women are far more likely to experience a urinary tract infection (UTI), men are not immune from this problem. In fact, an estimated three percent of men get a UTI every year. Most bacteria that enter your urinary tract are washed out when you urinate. If bacteria stays in your urinary tract, you may get a UTI – an infection of the ...

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Do You Know the Four Principles of Hand Awareness?


Never underestimate the power of clean hands! Hand hygiene is a vital way to prevent the spread of many types of infections and illnesses in all settings and in people of all ages. In honor of National Handwashing Awareness Week, observed the first week of December each year, let’s learn about the four principles of hand awareness. Clean Ha...

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The Top 10 Reasons to Join the Great American Smokeout®


If you are currently a smoker, November could be the start of a new you! The American Cancer Society has designated the third Thursday of each November as the Great American Smokeout®, with the goal of encouraging smoking cessation for 24 hours – or for a lifetime. As this year’s campaign message proclaims, “You don’t have to stop smoking in...

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Coughing? Trouble Breathing? Breathe Easy With Nebulizer Breathing Treatments


For patients with respiratory ailments, a nebulizer breathing treatment may be an effective way to ensure quick and thorough relief. Through the use of a clinically-supervised nebulizer treatment, patients can inhale medication directly into the lungs, helping ease airway inflammation and allowing for easier breathing. The breathing treatment...

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This Movember, You Can Change the Face of Men’s Health


The Movember campaign is a fun way to raise awareness about men’s health issues and encourage men to live happier, healthier and longer lives. Here’s what you need to know about this observance. What Is the Movember Foundation? The Movember Foundation is a charity that was founded in 2003 with a commitment to help “change the face” of men’...

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4 Ways You Can Commemorate Diabetes Awareness Month


The entire month of November is Diabetes Awareness Month and the perfect time to participate in activities that increase awareness and education about this serious disease. Here’s how to make a difference. Learn diabetes warning signs. Type 1 diabetes generally strikes in childhood or adolescence, while type 2 diabetes is most common am...

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65 or Older? Get Your Pneumonia Shot at the Same Time as the Flu Shot


Each year in the United States, an estimated 400,000 people are hospitalized with pneumonia, a common and very serious infection of the lungs that can affect people of all ages. It is estimated that more than 20,000 people die from this disease each year. Surprisingly, most of the deaths caused by pneumonia are in older adults, not children....

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The 3 Most Important Things to Know About Mono


If you have mono, resting and drinking plenty of liquids are about to become your new pastimes. While most people don’t suffer long-term effects from the disease, it can cause serious problems. Learn more about mono. 1. Mono Is a Virus Infectious mononucleosis, also known as mono, is a highly contagious viral infection caused by the Epstei...

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