How Can I Get Rid of a Kidney Stone?

How Can I Get Rid of a Kidney Stone?

Kidney stones can be quite painful, and if you get one, it feels like it lasts forever—even though it generally will only last for about a month. In most cases, kidney stones can be passed without any necessary medical or surgical procedures. Learn more from our AFC...
Do I Have a Vitamin Deficiency If I Bruise Often?

Do I Have a Vitamin Deficiency If I Bruise Often?

You’re walking around the home and knock your knee into something you didn’t see; a bruise shows up a day later as a reminder of your clumsiness. This is a common occurrence for many, but there are times when bruises show up and you don’t even remember how you got...
How Can I Know If My Stomach Pain Is Serious?

How Can I Know If My Stomach Pain Is Serious?

Yes, it’s true that stomachaches are a common occurrence; however, if you experience lots of stomach pain on a consistent basis, there could be something seriously wrong. So, how are you supposed to know whether your stomach pain is a cause for real concern? Our AFC...
How Serious Is Mononucleosis?

How Serious Is Mononucleosis?

It’s safe to say that while you might not have heard of mononucleosis before, you’ve probably heard of its more common, abbreviated term, “mono,” before. Mono is a common illness, and it’s most often caused by the Epstein-Barr virus. Teens and young adults are most...
Can I Treat Croup at Home?

Can I Treat Croup at Home?

Is your child coughing a cough that you’ve never heard before? If so, he or she could likely be dealing with croup. Croup is a respiratory infection that many children deal with between the ages of 3 months and 5 years, but even though it sounds scary, it’s highly...
How Serious Is Strep Throat?

How Serious Is Strep Throat?

Strep throat is a common infection, and it’s most common among children. In fact, about 3 in 10 children with a sore throat actually have strep throat, according to the CDC. Strep throat is a highly treatable infection, and it typically won’t cause many serious...
How Can I Treat a Flu Fever?

How Can I Treat a Flu Fever?

Many people are dealing with the flu right now—especially in our area. Unfortunately, Knoxville has been a flu hotspot over the past couple of weeks. If you are one of the many who have recently gotten the flu and are dealing with a fever, there are things you can do...