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What to Do if Your Child Comes Home from School Sick

Posted by The Urgency Room on March 21, 2019 03:58 PM
Schools can be a breeding ground for germs, particularly during the cold and flu season. Young kids tend to wash their hands less than they should and sometimes forget to cover their mouths when they cough, which can spread bacteria and viruses. If y...Read More

Beware of Ice! Navigating Minnesota's "Freeze-Thaw" Winter

Posted by The Urgency Room on February 01, 2019 09:21 PM
Minnesota and the Polar VortexThe polar vortex has brought a lot of attention to Minnesota and other Midwestern states over the last several weeks.  With temps expecting to rise for a few days and then plummet again -it can only mean one thing.....Read More

6 Cold Weather Illnesses to Be Aware of This Winter

Posted by The Urgency Room on January 30, 2019 07:28 PM
Winter is the perfect time to stay inside and cozy up next to the heater with a good book. It’s also the time of year you’re most likely to catch the flu or a cold. Shopping malls, restaurants, and other people’s homes—all the entertaining places peo...Read More

Understanding the Causes of Pneumonia

Posted by The Urgency Room on January 30, 2019 07:25 PM
With cold weather hitting most of the country, the chances of catching some sort of infection increase. We’re heading into busy stores for holiday shopping, handling gas station pumps full of germs, and spending time around sick colleagues or schoolm...Read More

The Flu Is Coming ... Everything You Need to Know

Posted by The Urgency Room on January 03, 2019 04:46 PM
Be AwareJust about the time the relatives leave, the tree is put away and your New Year’s Resolutions kick in, it arrives: the flu.Last Year & This YearLast year was bad, REAL BAD. More than 6,400 people in our state were hospitalized becaus...Read More

5 Common Types of Child Injuries and How to Manage Them

Posted by The Urgency Room on December 04, 2018 07:20 PM
Children are often subject to a lot of scrapes and scratches throughout their younger years. Between running around on the playground and sports, it’s almost impossible to avoid some sort of injury. The more serious injuries, like a child’s broken bo...Read More

Preventing Itchy and Runny Eyes

Posted by The Urgency Room on November 29, 2018 11:32 PM
There’s no doubt that the spring and fall often bring about those nagging seasonal allergies we all try to avoid. With it comes annoying symptoms such as itchy and runny or watery eyes. Although, allergies might not be the only thing causing you to r...Read More

The Mysterious Brown Recluse Spider

Posted by The Urgency Room on November 01, 2018 01:39 PM
Venomous spiders are rare in Minnesota, but every once in a while people are bit by brown recluse spiders. This spider is also known as the violin spider due to the violin-shaped spot on its head.These spiders are abundant in the southern United Stat...Read More

6 Tips for Supporting Your Immune System

Posted by The Urgency Room on October 16, 2018 06:56 PM
No one likes to be sick. Especially during important times of the year or right before a big event. So how can we prevent the common cold or flu from creeping in? Supporting your immune system year round is critical to ward off unwanted illness. Luck...Read More

Managing Knee Pain from an Injury

Posted by The Urgency Room on October 16, 2018 06:54 PM
Knee InjuriesWe use our knees every day for something as simple as walking, so treating a knee injury is essential. If you injure your knee, possible injuries include a torn ACL, meniscus tear, or fracture.The knee joint is extremely complex. It is w...Read More