Amwell Patient Blog : September, 2014

  • When To See A Doctor For A Stomachache

    When To See A Doctor For A Stomachache
      [This blog post was written by Dr. Mia FInkelston, a doctor on Amwell.]   We often have pain or discomfort in our stomach, or abdomen. The abdomen is the area from under our chest to above our groin. A stomachache, or abdominal discomfort, is usually not a serious matter and goes away in a day or two. But in other instances; it can be serious. I recently saw a middle-aged man who told me he had abdominal pain for four days, plus fever every day of 101-102 degrees. During the four days, the pain got steadily worse, while he lost his appetite and stopped having bowel movements.
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  • 4 Tips to Prevent The Common Cold

    4 Tips to Prevent The Common Cold
    Although it may seem inevitable, there are ways to help prevent the common cold. This dreaded virus often follows with the cold weather and back to school season. But if you want to avoid the cold before it strikes, here are some tips to help prevent it from hitting your household this winter.
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  • Eight Tips To Avoid Bee Stings

    Eight Tips To Avoid Bee Stings
    The buzz of bees can send any otherwise calm person into a panic. But if you follow these simple eight steps, you can hopefully avoid the dreaded bee sting and fully enjoy your day.
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  • Three Tips To Make The Back To School Season Healthy

    Three Tips To Make The Back To School Season Healthy
    Since back to school season has finally arrived, here are three tips to keep your kids happy and healthy throughout the school year.
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  • Bites and Stings Survival Guide

    Bites and Stings Survival Guide
    Insects represent more than half of all known living organisms and potentially represent more than 90% of the differing life forms on Earth. Human contact with insects is unavoidable. Although most insect stings are not serious and are only painful for a short time, they can cause a life-threatening, allergic reaction in some people.
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