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With the holidays fast approaching, a ton of delicious food will be at your fingertips. But with food allergies, forgetful cooks, and eyes that are bigger than your stomach, you never know when a hearty meal could cause unfortunate side effects. 

Here are some of the top food safety tips you should consider for the holidays -- and what to do when something goes wrong. 

Now that winter is right on our heels, the threat of catching a cold is more prominent than ever. Since we spend so much time indoors at this time of year, it means we will also be stuck cohabiting with a bunch of sick people at school and work.

When a cold, flu or other illness is wearing you down and you want to get better fast, is an antibiotic the answer? Generally not, say most medical experts. In fact, an antibiotic could do more harm than good. When you visit an Immediate Clinic urgent care, you may not be given an antibiotic -- and for good reason. 

It’s Saturday morning. You’ve decided to take your family to a local restaurant for lunch before attending a birthday party that afternoon. We all know kids can’t party on an empty stomach. But then you remember – Saturdays at your favorite eatery are busy and to get the table and time you want, you book your lunch reservation online.

Ever wonder where you should go for medical treatment? Many people turn to urgent care clinics when they need medical attention. With convenient hours, short wait times and the freedom to walk in without an appointment, urgent care centers are perfect for people who lead busy lives and need prompt treatment for a minor illness or injury.

When you think of an urgent care center, you likely think of patients who have suddenly been injured while cooking or those who come down with nasty cold symptoms. While urgent care clinics certainly treat these types of ailments, they also provide a variety of services of which many people aren't aware. 

The spookiest holiday of the year is just around the corner and kids across the country are gearing up for a night of collecting as much candy as their buckets can hold. While Halloween scares normally come in the form of ghoulish ghosts and creepy creatures, some of the holiday's biggest dangers are a bit more human.

When winter ended and the sun finally began to shine again in spring, you were armed with medications and tissues to tackle allergy season head-on. But fall allergies can be just as severe as their spring counterparts. If you find yourself constantly sniffling when the leaves start to change, you might be experiencing fall allergies.

Every year, the beginning of flu season is marked by repeated reminders encouraging people to take the proper precautions to avoid catching the virus. While getting a flu shot is quick and easy, the first step of remembering to do it early enough can be the hardest part.

Dealing with asthma any time of the year can be a challenge, but surprisingly even more so in the colder months. Cold, dry air, especially mixed with a cold or the flu, can make asthma sufferers feel downright miserable. Here are a few steps you can take to reduce your asthma symptoms this fall. 

Leaf peeping is a fun fall activity, seeing the colors of foliage change before our eyes. But as those leaves start to drop and the days grow colder, homeowners and gardeners begin to prep their lawns for winter. What is one of autumn's most overlooked health hazards? Rotting leaves. 

Now that summer has come to a close, many people will want to bring nature indoors. After all, plants are a great way to boost your mood in the cold months of winter. Before you visit your local garden center, you should know that not all indoor houseplants are allergy-friendly.