Pain. It can be sudden (like hitting your thumb with a hammer) or it can sneak up on you and exist in the background of your life for days, and sometimes years. Chronic pain is different for everyone and so are its causes.
Perhaps your chronic pain stems from an injury, or a medical treatment. Perhaps that creaky feeling means you’re getting older. Maybe your pain is triggered by mundane decisions that you make each day such as using your smartphone, sitting too long at a desk or wearing flip flops. No matter the cause, there are often things you can do to reduce your chronic pain or eliminate it entirely.
2015 Flu Shots Now Available at All Owens Locations
It’s autumn, which means that it’s time to get vaccinated against this year’s influenza virus. Each year, influenza (commonly known as “the Flu”) affects 5% – 20% of Americans. The Flu is spread via tiny airborne droplets that are generated by coughs or sneezes. People who touch surfaces or objects that have the Flu virus on them and then touch their mouth, eyes or nose can also be infected.
When Preparedness Saves Lives: Prescription Medications And Natural Disasters
September was National Emergency Preparedness Month. While this health observance occurs every year, recent events such as the fires that have rocked Northern California in 2015 and last year’s Napa earthquake give this observance special significance for a lot of communities.
Herbal medicines and alternative therapies to treat health problems or to prevent them continue to grow in popularity among American consumers. While some herbal supplements may be effective and offer an overall positive impact for some people, they can also pose a serious risk to others.
Medication-Resistant Head Lice Found in California
Head lice, long dreaded by parents of young children, seem to be getting tougher to eliminate. A new study suggests that the lice population in at least 25 states, including California, is now resistant to the over-the-counter permethrin treatments parents have been using for years to kill infestations.