What is HMPV?

doctor shows young girl how to cough into elbow to prevent spread of virus

Human metapneumovirus (HMPV) is a virus that belongs to the same family as other respiratory viruses, including RSV. First identified in 2001, HMPV has since been recognized as a significant cause of respiratory tract infections, particularly in young children, older adults, and individuals with weakened immune systems. How Do You Get HMPV? Like other respiratory […]

How to Ease the New COVID Booster Side Effects 

man receiving vaccine booster in deltoid muscle

As with last year, the new COVID-19 vaccine booster has a few side effects. Not everyone will experience them, but it is good to be aware of them so you know what to do if you start feeling ill. In this post we will give you some steps to help yourself and family members who […]

Guide to Common Health Screenings by Age

Most of us know that the key to a long, healthy life is prevention. Part of preventing disease involves a combination of healthy habits (diet, exercise, rest, etc.) and visiting your primary care physician for routine health screenings.  Many illnesses can be treated much more effectively if they are detected early. For this reason, you […]