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Understanding Blood Pressure

Understanding Blood Pressure

Blood pressure is the pressure of blood pushing against the walls of your arteries. Arteries carry blood from your heart to other parts of your body. Blood pressure normally rises and falls throughout the day, but it can damage your heart and cause health problems if...
Understanding Ear Infections

Understanding Ear Infections

Is your child’s ear hurting? It could be an ear infection. Children are more likely than adults to get ear infections. What is an ear infection? There are different types of ear infections. Middle ear infection (acute otitis media) is an infection in the middle ear....
It’s Peak Flu Season!

It’s Peak Flu Season!

We are right in the middle of peak flu season!  We have already seen several cases of the flu this year, and expect to see many more. If you haven’t received your flu shot yet, there’s still time! What is Influenza (Flu)? Flu is a contagious respiratory...
Slow Cooker Recipes

Slow Cooker Recipes

There’s nothing worse than having a long day of work, driving home during rush hour traffic, then having to spend more time than you’d like prepping and cooking dinner. Slow cookers are a great way to minimize the stress and time spent cooking. We’ve...
Frostnip and Frostbite

Frostnip and Frostbite

While slips, trips and falls are some of the most common winter injuries, another injury that is quite common especially during the colder months, is Frostnip and Frostbite. Frostbite is an injury caused by freezing of the skin and underlying tissues. First your skin...
Altitude Sickness

Altitude Sickness

What is Altitude Sickness? At higher altitudes, the pressure of the air around you (barometric pressure) decreases so there is less oxygen in surrounding air. People can live comfortably at moderately high altitudes, but the body must make some adjustments, and this...
What is Snow Blindness?

What is Snow Blindness?

Winter is here! It is a great time to head to the mountains and enjoy all of the winter activities our beautiful state has to offer. While enjoying the outdoors, it is important to be aware of health hazards associated with the snow. Aside of the typical winter slips,...
Avoid Winter Injuries

Avoid Winter Injuries

At Platte River Medical Clinic, we always want you to stay safe, no matter what season it is. In the winter months, we see a number of injuries from skiing and snowboarding, shoveling snow and even just slipping on ice. Check out the tips below to learn how you can...
Winter Soups

Winter Soups

We’re not particularly fond of the cold and frosty days that come with the winter months. We think the best way to combat this season is with hearty stews and soups! We’ve gathered a list of 7 great stews and soups to help fill you up, keep you warm and...