Dr. Carolyn McClain / The Urgency Room
Halloween can be a scary night! I mean that in a not-so-good way. As a physician at The Urgency Room in Woodbury I see lots of frightening, yet preventable, injuries on this holiday. Here's a look at the top safety concerns and practical tips to help you protect your little goblins this Halloween: Check that costume Is it too long and posing a tripping hazard? Is your child wearing a mask that obstructs his or her vision? At The Urgency Room we see plenty of wrist and ankle fractures among children who
Last year during the 2016-2017 flu season, hospitalizations from influenza increased almost 143 percent over the previous season. The flu can be dangerous and it's important to know it's making an unwanted debut in the region as we speak.
Nothing makes you more of a grinch during the holiday season than a trip to the emergency room when you should be home enjoying good food, family and friends. Unfortunately, accidents are very common during the holiday season for a variety of reasons. Here are the top concerns you should steer clear of if you don't want to have a "bah humbug" attitude about the holidays this year: Overeating, too much salt and cardiac health
Between Aug.1, 2014, and June 30, 2015, a sampling of only 39 public high schools in Minnesota (8 percent of Minnesota's high schools) reported 704 sports-related concussions, according to the Minnesota Department of Health.
Here in Minnesota there is no shortage of annoying flying and crawling pests in the warm spring and summer months. After all, we do (unofficially) call the mosquito our state bird! Thankfully, most of the buggy critters in our area are harmless. But, there are several crawling and flying culprits known to cause serious disease, allergic reactions or excessive almost unbearable irritation. Here is a list of the top offenders: Ticks