What to Know About Frostbite

What to Know About Frostbite

Frostbite is a condition caused when the skin and its underlying tissue is frozen and damaged. It occurs when the skin is exposed to the cold for a prolonged amount of time (or to frigid temperatures for even a short period of time). While cold weather is the most...
Vitamin D Deficiency

Vitamin D Deficiency

Known as the “sunshine vitamin” vitamin D is produced by the body in response to the skin’s exposure to sunlight, in particular UVB rays. Vitamin D is essential for many of the body’s functions, including bone health, managing blood sugar levels, protecting against...
Flu Diagnosis and Treatment

Flu Diagnosis and Treatment

Influenza (or the flu) is a viral infection that targets the respiratory system. While it is commonly referred to as the flu, it is different than other viruses that attack the digestive tract (known as the “stomach flu”). The 2018/19 flu season was one of the longest...