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  • “Bee” Careful! What To Do If You Get Stung

    Dr. Meagan Vermeulen

    Unless you are allergic to the venom of bees, wasps, or hornets, you probably won’t need to see your family doctor if you get stung. A sting will be painful and annoying, but otherwise pretty harmless. Most of my patients only have mild reactions

  • Doctor Samual Grief

    Is It “Just a Cold”?

    Dr. Samuel Grief

    The common cold is an infection of the respiratory (breathing) tract. This includes your throat, nasal passages, and lungs. More than 200 different viruses can cause a cold. Rhinovirus is the most common cause. As a family doctor, I see patients every day who have

  • When a “Chest Cold” Is Something More

    Dr. Shilpa Mehta

    You probably know the feeling of having cold symptoms that move from your head into your chest. Many people call this a chest cold. The medical term for it is “acute bronchitis.” Bronchitis is an inflammation (or irritation) of the airways. Airways are the tubes