Holidays are traditionally a time to reconnect with family and friends, and enjoy some well-deserved rest and relaxation. But, unexpected non-emergency healthcare can put a damper on holiday spirits. Columbus, OH: In the movie “The Christmas Story”, all 9-year-old Ralphie wants for Christmas is an official Red Ryder BB rifle. Unfortunately, the repeated warnings from teachers and family is that he will “shoot his eye out” actually happened. Luckily, he wasn’t seriously hurt. But, if that happened to you on Christmas Day or New Year’s Day, you might have a hard time locating a doctor to check the injury.
Flu Season is Almost HereColumbus, Ohio – The dreaded flu season. Every year it sweeps through offices, schools and other places where people gather and makes life miserable for some. It can be particularly troublesome for some groups, such as the very young and senior citizen. While most flus manifest as a miserable bout for a few days, left unprotected it can truly harm the most vulnerable. Even if you do not fall into a high risk group, it is good to be prepared and save yourself trouble this season by getting a flu shot.