Appendicitis Physician Partners of America

Signs of Appendicitis

The appendix is tube of tissue that is connected to the cecum, a pouch-like part of the colon. Your appendix is located in the lower right quadrant of your abdomen. When...
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...
four signs of a sprain

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

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...
Cleaning Tips for Families with Asthma

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...
5 Myths About Flu Shots

5 Myths About Flu Shots

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

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

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...
jammed finger

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 bl...
Heat Exhaustion

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 th...
broken bone first aid

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...

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

Electrical Shock First Aid

Electricity Can Be Deadly: Know These First Aid Tips Since electricity is so complex and several factors such as voltage, extent of time exposed, and your own body type...
food poisoning

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 uns...
cuts and scrapes

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

Animal Bite First Aid

Most animal bites suffered by people come from domesticated animals, typically dogs. However not as common, the hard-to-clean puncture wound bites from cats and birds are...
Well Man Exam

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

9 Symptoms of a Sinus Infection

So You Have a Sinus Infection Roughly 3 million people suffer with a sinus infection (proper medical term: sinusitis) each year in the United States. This treatable and ...

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

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

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 t...
6 Reasons for a Sports Physical

6 Reasons for a Sports Physical

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 our opinion. That said, there are six maj...
High Blood Pressure

High Blood Pressure Treatment in Tampa

Suffering from Hypertension? Hypertension, commonly known as high blood pressure, is a disease that affects millions of people each year who have a blood pressure greate...

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...