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.

Tetanus Shot: An Important Vaccine For All Ages

04.04.2019

Tetanus is a disease caused by Clostridium tetani, a type of bacteria found worldwide in dust, soil and manure. The bacteria enter the body through a wound, which may include a cut, puncture wound, deep scrape or burn, or any injury that breaks the skin. They produce a toxin that affects the nervous system and causes seizures and severe muscle s...

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How to Nip Spring Allergy Season in the Bud

03.08.2019

Just like people, seasonal allergens become more active at the end of a long, cold winter. Trees, grasses and molds begin to release pollen and spores, which makes enjoyment of the warmer spring and summer weather difficult for many. If you’re afflicted by seasonal allergies such as hay fever, now is the time to prepare for allergy season! H...

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Report: HPV Vaccine Remains Seriously Underutilized in US

03.07.2019

A new President’s Cancer Panel report is warning that HPV vaccine uptake in the United States remains too low to maximize a reduction in cancer cases. HPV vaccine, which became available in 2006, protects against the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV) virus. Infection with HPV can lead to several types of cancer, including cancers o...

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It’s Time to Get a Jump Start on Camp Physicals

03.07.2019

If your child is planning to attend a summer camp for the first time this year, you’ve both got an adventure ahead! Summer camp can do wonders for kids’ confidence and sense of independence while giving parents some much-needed downtime. The key to preparing for this experience is to start early with a camp physical at RediClinic. Make This T...

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6 Signs Your Cough Could Be Pneumonia

02.27.2019

Pneumonia is a common and very serious lung infection that can affect people of all ages. Cold and flu season is prime time for pneumonia to strike. That’s because the same viruses that cause cold and flu symptoms can also infect your lungs. And if you’re already sick with the cold or flu, you are also more susceptible to infection with bact...

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Measles Outbreak Spreads to 19 States, Including Texas

02.13.2019

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have confirmed more than 465 cases of measles in the U.S. since the start of 2019. The current outbreak of the disease has spread across 19 states, including  New Jersey and Texas. To date, 15 cases have been confirmed in Texas by state health officials, locally in the Greater Houston and Centra...

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4 Tips to Stave Off the Winter Blues

02.13.2019

After weeks of bone-chillingly cold temperatures, snowy weather and too few daylight hours, are you struggling to find the energy to get through your day? Are you feeling moody or “down in the dumps”? Whether you experience noticeable depression or just a touch of the winter blues when the days grow cold and short, understanding the science ...

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Living Heart Healthy, Part 1: Know the Signs of Heart Disease

02.01.2019

Heart disease is the leading cause of death among American men and women, causing one in four deaths. During American Heart Month, there are many things you can do to stop heart disease from affecting yourself and those you love. Let’s start by taking a closer look at the disease and its symptoms. What Is Heart Disease? Heart disease is a ...

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Living Heart Healthy, Part 2: Know Your Numbers

02.01.2019

During American Heart Month, there are many things you can do to stop heart disease from affecting yourself and those you love. An important first step in the journey to heart health is a comprehensive health screening to evaluate your heart risks and plan steps for improvement. Numbers That Could Save Your Life The following numbers are u...

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What to Do When You Have High Cholesterol

01.28.2019

“Cholesterol.” It’s a common word in the healthcare industry, and most people understand that having high cholesterol is a health risk. However, a survey conducted by the American Heart Association (AHA) demonstrates that many people with high cholesterol aren’t sure how to manage their condition, nor do they feel confident they can. The ...

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