The sun is out and the weather is warming up. It is getting close to what those of us in health care term "Trauma Season". People are out riding ATVs, bikes, long boards, and skate boards without helmets putting them at high risk for head injury. "Wearing a helmet reduced the risk of head injury by 63%, and loss of consciousness by 86%" (1) You can't put a bandaid on your bruised brain, and you can't put a cast on a broken skull. These just have to heal. Head injuries and con
Spring is a beautiful time of year with flowers blooming, grass turning green, warmer weather, gardening... and of course sneezing, itchy eyes, and allergies. Sneezing, runny nose, and nasal congestion are very common signs of allergies, also known as allergic rhinitis or hay fever. This is very common and affects anywhere from 10-30% of adults and children in the US. (1) Like most people, when I walk or drive around I see that green film all over cars, homes, and everywhere.