How Sick is Too Sick For School

It’s one of parenting’s many dilemmas – is my child well enough to go to school?  We all want our children to be resilient, but it is not uncommon for kids and teens to pretend to be ill in order to avoid something unpleasant at…

Immediate Care Can Fix That!

Confused about when to go to Immediate Care versus the ER? You are not alone. Most of know that Immediate Care is prepared to help when we have a sore throat or a bout of the flu, but White-Wilson Immediate Care Clinics are also equipped to…

Myth Busters: Cracking Your Knuckles Causes Arthritis

Many of us are guilty of it. Tension builds up in our hands and to bring relief, we mindlessly bring our fingers together and “pop, pop, pop!” Knuckle cracking is a common habit that gets a bad rap. Many believe that cracking your joints, specifically…

What to Expect During Your First Pre-Natal Visit

Being pregnant can be a very exciting time. From finding out your baby’s gender to deciding on a name and decorating the nursery, there are many wonderful milestones you will experience during this process. But before these can come to pass, there is a vital…

The Importance of Back-to-School Physicals

School is out for summer! Although it may seem like the break has just begun, summer goes by in the blink of an eye and it is not too early to start planning for the school year ahead. From gathering supplies to meeting your child’s…

What’s New at White-Wilson

Technology is making everything easier. From your digital thermostat to the cool backup camera in your car, advances like these are making everyday tasks more convenient. Even though we are 72 years old, at White-Wilson, we are not too old to take advantage of new…

Myth Busters: You Can Sweat Out The Flu

This busy cold and flu season, many are willing to try anything to help them get feeling better fast. We are often told that one of the best ways to beat the flu is to sweat it out; but is this true or just another…

6 Things to Discuss with Your Pediatrician

Dr. Irina Smith sees herself as both your pediatrician and a partner in your health care. In her practice, she has the opportunity to work alongside parents and children to provide the best care possible for her patients. “Just like any relationship, communication is key,”…

What New Blood Pressure Guidelines Mean For You

The leading cause of death for both men and women in our country is heart disease. It is paramount that we take steps to make sure our heart is healthy. That means that we must routinely break out the blood pressure cuffs and assess our…

Three Tips for Fighting a Fever

Immediate care physician, Dr. Kurt Eppley, offers three tips for fighting a fever. Nothing slows you down quite like the onset of a fever, and the aches and chills that accompany it. If you feel one coming on, there are a few things you can…

Seven Tips for a Healthy School Year

Pediatrician Dr. Irina Smith shares how to start the school year in good health Another summer sailed by, and back to school came and went! We reluctantly said goodbye to the long, lazy days of summer and set the alarm clocks for the school year’s…

Enjoying the Eclipse While Protecting Your Eyes

Viewing the solar eclipse without proper protection can result in eye damage. Men, women and children from across the country have eclipse fever! Many are counting down the days until this rare phenomenon takes place and plan to head outdoors to watch as the Earth,…

Immediate Care vs. Emergency Room

Many of us have been faced with deciding where to go for urgent care; Immediate Care or the Emergency Room. Immediate Care provides medical care for urgent but non-emergent needs. The following list can help you decide where to go: Regular visits with your primary…

Tips for a better night’s sleep!

Want Santa to make a stop at your house, but having trouble dosing off? Here are some suggestions that might help you get to sleep. 1. Stick to a sleep schedule. Go to bed and get up at the same time you regularly do. 2….

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