Woman with a Fever

The Flu vs COVID-19

As we enter flu season during the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to understand the similarities and differences between the two. While they may be caused by two different virus strains, each can bring on similar symptoms including…

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Pregnant Woman with Heart Burn

Preventing Heartburn

Acid reflux, more widely known as heartburn, is incredibly common. According to the American College of Gastroenterology, over 60 million Americans will suffer from heartburn every month…

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Woman experiencing stomach pain

Avoiding the Pain of Kidney Stones

Even if you have never experienced one, just about everyone has heard of kidney stones. In fact, studies have suggested that one in eleven people in the United States have suffered from the pain they cause…

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Woman Worried in Bed

Should I Go to the ER or Urgent Care?

Unfortunately, illnesses and injuries can happen at the least convenient times…like the evening or weekend when your doctor’s office is closed. Or, maybe you’re not feeling well but you can’t get in to see your doctor for several days…

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High School Volleyball Players

*UPDATED* COVID-19 & Student-Athletes in the Coming School Year

Every year, student athletes in Nebraska are required to have completed a Preparticipation Physical Evaluation (PPE) to be eligible for team sports in the coming year. For Nebraska School Activities Association (NSAA) member schools, the requirements will be different for the coming 2020-2021 seasons due to COVID-19 precautions…

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Woman Sleeping

Are You Getting Enough Sleep?

Sleep is so important to our physical and mental health that we spend roughly a third of our life doing it. Yet with the conveniences of our modern age, it always seems like there is not enough time in the day to get everything done. It becomes tempting to fight back the yawns and press forward. Staying up late now and then never hurt anyone, right?

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Woman Gardening

Yard Work Safety Tips

All people see yard work differently. Some may see it as a relaxing hobby while others see it as just a set of chores. No matter how you see it…

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Preventing Gout

Preventing Gout Flare-Ups

Gout is an incredibly painful type of arthritis. Often caused by dietary choices, gout occurs when your uric acid levels in your blood grow faster than your body can…

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Woman Relaxing

Treating and Preventing UTIs

Urinary tract infections, more commonly known as UTI’s, are incredibly common in the US and will be the reason for more than 8 million medical visits per year. UTI’s are…

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Girl with Nosebleed

Treating a Nosebleed

Nosebleeds are a common annoyance that many have to deal with at least once in their lives. There are many factors that can cause a nosebleed including dry air, nose-picking, allergies, injury…

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Woman Working with Hard Hat

Tips for Staying Healthy at Work

As adults, we spend a lot of our life in the workplace. Whether that is in an office, construction site, store, or even from home, there are many opportunities to get sick or injured…

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Woman with Bad Cough from the Flu

Misconceptions About Flu Symptoms

With the flu season upon us, it’s helpful to look at some of the misconceptions surrounding the influenza virus. Confusion over the flu and its symptoms is more widespread than you would think.

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Woman Suffering from the Flu

Preventing the Spread of the Flu

As most people are aware, we are currently in the midst of influenza season in Nebraska. Are you one of the many experiencing high fevers, cough, body aches, headache, runny nose or a sore throat?

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Recognizing Concussions

With any sport (as well as any physical activity) comes the risk of concussions. A concussion is caused by an impact to your brain from a high-speed collision. Sometimes it can be hard to tell if someone has a concussion right away but the signs are there…

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4 Reasons to Get a Flu Shot

Autumn is known for cooler weather, falling leaves, and football Saturdays, among others. It is also the beginning of flu season. The best way to protect yourself (and others) from influenza is by getting your yearly flu shot…

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The Pain of Ankle Sprains

During any sports season, a common injury seen by athletes is ankle sprains. This occurs when your ankle moves too far in one direction, stretching or possibly tearing part of your ligaments which help keep your ankle in place…

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Beating the Heat and Heatstrokes

With warmer weather during the summer, Heatstroke is something to always be aware of. Heatstroke occurs when your body temperature increases to a point that your body is unable to cool itself down…

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Wait… There are Summer Colds?

Feeling crummy? Nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat, body aches, sneezing, coughing and have a headache? Despite being the middle of July, you are likely suffering from the common cold…

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Applying Bug Bites

Dealing with Bug Bites

Summer is fast approaching, and all the little critters are about to come out of winter hiding. They are at best annoying and sometimes downright dangerous at others…

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Boy Excited for Summer

Summer Camp Essentials

School is out for the summer which means kids’ camps are right around the corner. Before you send your little ones out for a week of campfires, crafts, and fun in the sun, make sure to send them off with the essentials to keep them healthy throughout the week.

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Man with Pink Eye

Looking Out for Pink Eye

“Pink eye” Is a general term used for when your eye gets red, called conjunctivitis. Inflammation occurs in the blood vessels in the conjunctiva part of your eye…

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Child with Red Cheeks

What is Fifth Disease?

Fifth disease, or, academically known as Erythema infectiosum, is a mild rash illness that mostly affects children. The name comes from it being the fifth of five viral rash diseases seen in childhood…

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Measles Virus

The Spread of Measles

The Spread of Measles
Lately, the spread of measles has been in the news as more and more confirmed cases emerge. The CDC reports that as of March 28th, 2019, there has already been more confirmed cases in the US than was seen in the entirety of 2018…

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Wrestlers

Common Wrestling Skin Conditions

During the winter months, as children engage in indoor sports and play, you might notice the spread of rashes and other skin infections increase. While rarely serious, these illnesses can prove to be both annoying and painful.

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Toddler Coughing from RSV

RSV: What to Know

Your child isn’t feeling well and while it may seem like a run-of-the-mill cold, it could be something much worse – respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV for short. We are officially in the season when the virus rears its ugly head more often so it is important to know what it is and what warning signs to look for.

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Holiday Travel Tips - Family in an Airport

Staying Healthy During Holiday Travel

The holidays are upon us and, with that, traveling and being in close quarters is a common occurrence. Below is a quick list of a few helpful travel tips so you can stay healthy and safe this holiday season…

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Man with Sinus infection

Sinus Infections: Finding Relief

Sinusitis, or “sinus infections”, are a common illness that can occur anytime of the year but is more prevalent in the colder fall and winter months. The term sinus refers to the hollow areas in your facial bones that normally help produce mucus…

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Teen Having Throat Examined

Strep Throat: A Common Pain

I feel like I am swallowing razor blades.

While there can be many causes of a sore throat, one of the most common reasons is strep throat or just ‘strep’ for short. The CDC reports that there are millions of cases every year…

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Arm with Shingles

The Discomfort of Shingles

While most people are acquainted with the childhood disease known as chickenpox, there are fewer people who are familiar with its grown-up sibling, shingles. Shingles is an ailment that only presents in patients who have already had chickenpox or received the chickenpox vaccine…

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The Annoyance of Head Lice

Fall is almost in full swing, and along with the friends your kids are bringing home after school, some more unwelcome house guests might be brought along as well – head lice…

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Child suffering from Croup

Croup: What to Know

Is that a seal in your house, or is it just your child coughing from the other room? If you’re hearing some unusual barking, it may be possible that your little one has contracted the common illness croup…

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Poison Ivy

Poison Ivy: One Pesky Plant

When the weather gets warmer, it’s easy to find yourself craving an adventure outdoors. Whether for work or play, the sunshine and warm air call for us to join them outside even on some of the hottest days…

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Preventing West Nile Virus

West Nile Virus: What to Know

As the warmer weather in Nebraska finally arrives, so does the annual re-emergence of a common summer-time pest; the mosquito. While being a nuisance in general, mosquitoes harbor other dangers, mainly in the form of transmittable diseases…

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Don’t Let Swimmer’s Ear Ruin Your Summer

As the days get longer and the weather gets warmer, swimming becomes a favorite pastime in many American households. While out enjoying the pool, though, don’t get caught off guard by one of the summer’s many woes, Otitis Externa, or more commonly known as, Swimmer’s Ear…

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Sure Feels Good to Soak Up the Sun

It sure feels good to soak up the sun’s rays at the pool while you’re working on that summer tan. Most of us are aware of the potential risk of skin cancer with sun exposure but did you know that the sun causes most of the wrinkles and age spots on our faces too?

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Sinusitis: What to Know

It starts with what feels like a common cold: you feel congested, you sneeze a lot, and your nose flips between stuffy and runny. Then you begin to feel painful discomfort around your upper nose and eyes, headaches, a sore throat, and even a fever. You most likely have Sinusitis; more commonly known as a sinus infection…

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‘Tis the Season to be Snotty

Tis the season to be snotty, itchy and sneezy. Spring is in the air, literally. This time of year as the weather warms up, the airborne pollen send allergen levels through the roof…

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Upper Respiratory Infections- Symptoms and Treatment

Upper respiratory infections (URI) are the most common reason for urgent care visits and a big reason most of us have to call in sick to work. URIs cause inflammation of the upper respiratory tract and are also known as a cold, sinus infection, or sore throat…

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Influenza has Arrived In Full Force

Influenza season is here, as we have had confirmed positive cases at our clinics. Influenza is an upper respiratory virus that commonly causes fever, chills, cough, and other cold-like symptoms…

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Walking Pneumonia; don’t let this trip you up.

The cooler weather has arrived in Central Nebraska. For many it marks the beginning of greater things; beautiful fall colors, pumpkin spice (on nearly everything), hunting and occasional snow flurries. Although many Nebraskans revel at its arrival, this time of the year brings some seasonal unpleasantries…

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