While you may have had all your basic vaccinations when you were a child, as an adult, there are still several immunizations you need to stay healthy and avoid serious health complications. For evidence, just look at the statistics: On average, around 400,000 Americans have experienced flu-related hospitalizations since 2010. During that period, the flu […]
Adults need vaccines too! From measles and mumps to tetnus and the flu – Your primary care physicians at Raleigh & Cary Medical Group are ready when you make an appointment.
One out of every three Triangle residents may have a painful disease lying dormant in their systems, waiting for an opportunity to strike. Anyone who has had chickenpox is at risk of developing shingles, a painful, red, blistering rash that develops on one side of the body. It’s caused by the same virus that causes […]
Benjamin Franklin famously said that only two things in life were certain: death and taxes. We think “flu season” should be added to that list. It’s hard to pinpoint what each flu season will bring. Some, like 2015, may be relatively mild, while others—like the infamous 2009 swine flu—wrap around the globe. Unless you have […]
If you can’t remember when your last tetanus shot was, chances are you’re due for another one. Tetanus, also called “lockjaw,” is a life-threatening bacterial disease affecting the nervous system. There’s no cure for tetanus, and while it’s common in developing countries, regular vaccinations have made it relatively rare in the United States. For adults who received […]