Saturday, June 25, 2016
Summer is almost here and most parents are heading to the Lynnwood Aquatics and Recreation Center to beat the heat. Unfortunately, this is also the time when most kids complain about a painful throbbing in their ear brought by otitis externa, or what is commonly called swimmer’s ear. Though Lynnwood Urgent Care centers can help provide relief to your child’s suffering, it pays to understand what this ear infection is all about and how you can prevent it from happening to your little one. Otitis Externa vs. Otitis Media: What’s the difference? There are two types of ear infection. Swimmer’s ear, or otitis externa, is an infection usually found right between the outer ear (the part that you can see) and the middle ear, where your eardrum is located. Regular ear infection or otitis media, on the other hand, usually happens within the middle ear.
Thursday, June 9, 2016
It’s not hard to figure out why going on a hike is such a popular activity. The physical benefits alone make it worthwhile—aerobic activities like hiking improves muscular and cardio-respiratory fitness, weight control, and contributes to better quality sleep. Hiking trails also run across some of the most gorgeous natural spots in any location. In Washington, people can go hiking on Lunds Gulch. It’s protected within Meadowdale County Park, and it’s a refuge for both area residents and wildlife. Hikers can traverse through rugged trails and the lush forest, and spectacular sunsets await them at the end of the day. Despite all its appeal, however, hiking poses significant challenges to both novices and experts. In this article, Lynnwood urgent care providers share tips on how to stay healthy and safe through every trek.