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For children ages 6 to 24 months, ear infections are almost a rite of passage. And they can be a real pain for little ones and their parents. While less common, ear infections can also affect older children and adults. 

Coughing is a natural reaction by the body to expel fluid or foreign bodies from the lungs. It is also a reaction to irritation of the respiratory system such as a "tickle" in the throat or post-nasal drip.

Winter means cold and flu season. According to the Centers for Disease Control, adults have an average of 2-3 colds per year, and children even more. However, understanding how to recognize the difference between a cold and the flu can prevent you or your family from developing serious health complications, such as pneumonia.

Many people have heard of tuberculosis (TB), but are not necessarily informed about the details of the disease. With nearly 10,000 people in the U.S. being diagnosed with TB each year, this knowledge is essential. Knowing the signs of TB, its method of infection, and getting tested regularly can help you avoid the long-term effects of this bacteria.

Now that folks are trapped indoors, there are plenty of indoor allergies that could trigger worsening medical conditions. Worse yet, spending more time around your coworkers or fellow students after the holidays could result in a nasty cold that causes even more frustrating issues down the line. It can feel downright crummy. One of the top offenders? Sinusitis. 

‘Tis the season for hot cocoa, cozy fires, and – unfortunately – germs. Whether you’re shopping at the mall or waiting at the airport on your way to visit relatives, you’re likely spending more time indoors and around crowds – the perfect recipe for viruses to spread. 

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but the hustle and bustle of the holidays also means it’s the season for stress. And that can take a toll on your mental and physical health. If you're feeling anxious, taking care of yourself should be at the top of your holiday list. It’s one of the most important things you can do this time of year, for yourself and for your friends and family.

It's no surprise that students of all ages can be exposed to germs and cold symptoms at school. Teachers and school staff do all they can to keep illness at bay, but kids often catch bugs from their classmates. Bringing a cold home can quickly be passed on to siblings or parents at home.

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.