most painful stings

Bees, hornets, yellow jackets, and wasps. It’s easy to get these creatures confused in the brief desperate moment of getting stung. One may hurt more than the other, but without reference, who could possibly know the difference? Once you learn those differences, you may be able to figure it out the moment that stinging sensation…

venomous animal bites

The world is full of exotic and wild creatures of all shapes and sizes. Out here in the Mojave desert, the likelihood of you running into a venomous animal isn’t very high—but considering that the desert is full of things like rattlesnakes, spiders and scorpions, it is still very much a possibility.  What do you…

surviving the cold

If there’s one place you do not want to get caught, it’s getting caught in the cold. Just like any survival tips, surviving the cold isn’t easy if you aren’t always prepared. Now is the time to start getting prepared. Anytime you decide to go travel during the winter months you are in fact putting…

holiday ailments

The holiday season has its share of pros and cons. Obviously, it’s a wonderful time we get to spend with our families, celebrating together—but it’s also a time where we’re all at risk of getting sick. It’s a small price to pay for the relaxing cool weather and the chance to be close to those…

washing hands regularly

Every single day, we encounter millions of germs on just about every surface we touch. If you touch these surfaces and then bring them up to your face or even when you eat with your hands, you risk getting sick. Since it’s basically impossible to avoid these surfaces, the only way to prevent this and…

surviving a lightning strike

Mother Nature is an unpredictable and often terrifying thing. At any given moment, something could burst out of the ground or fall out of the sky, scathing or shattering anything in its path. We’re speaking, of course, about a lightning strike. Surviving a lightning strike is all about handling burns, shock, and damage to the…

parasitic infection

Chances are, you’ve had some uninvited guest living inside you at some point in your life. Maybe you scratched your arm and an adolescent fluke found its way into your skin, fed off of you until it reached adulthood, laid eggs, and then left. It’s the circle of life, all part of nature. It’s possible…

urgent care systems

There are some strange symptoms out there, and there are downright scary symptoms—but sometimes, things aren’t as bad as they may seem. People often have misconceptions about how severe some urgent care symptoms are, due to misinformation online or just scaring ourselves into seeing a doctor right away. So, how do you know when to…

cold symptoms

You’re sneezing and coughing, and your nose is running. Should you take allergy medicine or cold medicine? Since cold symptoms and allergy symptoms can seem awfully similar, people can sometimes mistreat the symptoms. Although there are similarities, they couldn’t be any more different. What Is the Common Cold? The common cold is a widely occurring…

urgent care services

When is urgent care necessary? It goes without saying that if you’re feeling immense pain and discomfort, you should get help right away. Depending on how severe the pain is and where it’s located, you might want to visit the ER. But what about those underwhelming yet concerning symptoms you’re just not sure of? Luckily,…

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