Child Pneumonia Physician Partners of America

Tips for Caring for a Child with Pneumonia

Pneumonia is a common infection that takes place when fluid and mucus get in the air spaces in a person’s lungs, making it harder for the lungs to do their job. For child...
Sprain Treatment Physician Partners of America

4 Signs of a Sprain

Sprains are a common injury that happen when one of your ligaments gets stretched or torn. It can happen from a fall or twisting a body part in the wrong way. Ankles,...
Wellness Exams Physician Partners of America

How Wellness Exams Can Save Your Life

One of the easiest ways to stay healthy is by being proactive and making health a priority in your life. Preventative measures can be lifesaving, especially when you make...
Asthma Treatment Physician Partners of America

Cleaning Tips for Families with Asthma

When someone you love has asthma, you will do anything to avoid an attack. Medical treatment and healthy practices can help, but it is also important to keep a clean home...
Myths About Flu Shots

5 Myths About Flu Shots

Flu shots are an important step to help you stay healthy all year long. Flus can be debilitating and sometimes severe, especially for infant, children and the elderly....

Symptoms of a Thrown Out Back

You or someone you know has likely complained of a “thrown out back” at some point. This is a fairly broad term that can be used to describe a range of conditions affecti...

Hyperextended Knee Injury

If you’ve ever experienced knee pain after landing wrong when jumping or missing a step on stairs, you may have been suffering from a hyperextended knee. This injury occu...

Get the Facts About a Jammed Finger

If you’ve ever caught a ball incorrectly and experienced intense pain in your finger joint, you likely experienced a jammed finger. This type of injury occurs when an imp...

Spotting the Signs of Gastroenteritis

Gastroenteritis is a common digestive disorder marked by vomiting and diarrhea. Also called the stomach flu, this contagious illness is caused by a viral or bacterial inf...

Signs and Symptoms of Sun Poisoning

What to look for to prevent sun poisoning The sunny Texas skies sun make it all too easy for sun overexposure to take place. Sun poisoning, or severe sunburn, may be a te...

Symptoms of Dehydration

In the hot, dry Texas weather, dehydration can sneak up on you quickly. If not caught early and treated fast, dehydration can become severe and lead to heat stroke, seizu...

IV Infusion Therapy

Direct Medication, Faster Healing IV (intravenous) infusion therapy is the delivery of medication and nutrition directly into the veins for faster absorption into the blo...

Heat Exhaustion First Aid

When the Sun is Out, the Heat is On You see it every once in a while on the news that a football player, often a school-age child, falls out due to heat exhaustion on the...

About the Flu Vaccine

So, what is a Flu shot? Flu shots ("vaccinations") are injections to help cause antibodies to develop in the body that provide protection against infection from the seaso...

Broken Bone First Aid

A Broken Bone Needs Immediate Attention If you or someone else suffers a broken bone (also called a "fracture") it will need immediate medical attention. Time is of the e...

What Does A Fever Mean?

So you have a fever, what now? First, let's define "fever." A fever is an abnormally high body temperature typically accompanied by shivering, headache, and possibly deli...

Electrical Shock First Aid

Electricity Can Be Deadly: Know These First Aid Tips Electricity can be dangerous and it can be deadly. An electrical shock can result in visible burns or nothing at all...

Food Poisoning First Aid

Suffering from a food-borne illness? A food-borne illness, commonly called "food poisoning," is often the direct result of improper handling of food, poor cooking or unsa...

Cuts and Scrapes First Aid

What to do when you get minor cuts and scrapes. If you've scraped your knee or got a small cut in your hand, there's usually no need to consult a doctor or take a trip to...

Animal Bite First Aid

What to do when an animal bites you. Most animal bites suffered by people come from domesticated animals, typically dogs. However not as common, the hard-to-clean punctur...

Getting a Well Man Exam in Tampa

Getting a Yearly Physical is Vital If you're over 40, but really if you're an adult male of any age, a well man (or well-man or well male) exam can really tell you a lot...

9 Symptoms of a Sinus Infection in Tampa

So You Have a Sinus Infection Well, at least you're in good company - for a not-so-good health concern. Roughly 3 million people suffer with a sinus infection (proper m...

Tampa Tetanus Shots and You

Tetanus is nasty business. Although very rare - only about 1000 cases per year - tetanus can really cause some major medical concerns. Tetanus is a bacterial disease that...

Caring for Diabetes in Tampa

Are You Dealing With Diabetes? First, let's talk a little bit about diabetes (diabetes mellitus.) This disorder is a collection of diseases that result in too much sugar...

Cold and Flu Relief In Tampa

Got the sniffles? We can help. When it comes to the common cold, everyone understands that some OTC meds, a steamy cup of chicken noodle soup and some rest will do the tr...

6 Reasons for a Sports Physical

Reasons to Get a Sports Physical in Tampa We could tack on "besides it being a legal requirement in most states" to the title, but that would've made it a tad too long in...

High Blood Pressure in Tampa

Suffering with Hypertension? Hypertension, commonly known as high blood pressure, is a disease that effects millions of people each year who have a blood pressure greater...

Vision Screening In Tampa

What is a vision screening? A vision screening is a brief examination that can detect symptoms of a potential vision problem, or unknown existing condition, in the eyes. ...

STD Testing in Tampa

STDs are Equal Opportunity Let's not sugarcoat it, an STD (sexually transmitted disease) isn't pleasant, nor is it something you even want to acknowledge, let alone talk...