Manage Your Allergy Symptoms

Manage your allergy symptoms

Spring is a beautiful time of year, but it can also cause dreaded allergies. Allergy season is no fun, but here are some tips to manage your allergy symptoms this spring. According the the Harvard Medical School, there are three ways to medically manage your allergies: 1. Antihistamines - These medications are the mainstay for treating the sneezing, runny nose, and itchy eyes that come with allergies. Antihistamines also relieve hives and other symptoms of some food allergies. 2. Decongestants...

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Annual Wellness Exams

Annual Wellness Exams

Annual wellness exams are one of the many ways that you can maintain your health. These yearly check-ups help identify issues before they even start. Also, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), these annual wellness exams "also can help find problems early, when your chances for treatment and cure are better. By getting the right health services, screenings, and treatments, you are taking steps that help your chances for living a longer, healthier life. Your age,...

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Sports Physicals

Sports Physicals

Spring is here, and that means it is time for spring sports! That also means it is time for sports physicals. Sports physicals are a wonderful way determine if there is anything that will hinder your child's ability to participate in the sport of their choice. According to WebMD, a sports physical is: "A sports physical -- also known as a pre-participation physical examination -- is a check-up to assess a teen's health and fitness as it relates to a sport. It is not the same...

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The Importance of Travel Medicine

Travel Medicine

We talked about this in December, but with Spring Break just around the corner, we wanted to remind you of the importance of travel medicine! We suggest checking the Center for Disease Control (CDC) for health travel notices and health alerts (https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices). The medical professionals at UNI are here to work with you to make sure you are properly protected against the illnesses that you may encounter when leaving the United States. Our travel medicine doctors will review your medical...

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