Myth Busting

3 Bad Habits That Are Actually Good for Your Health

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I’m sure we all can recall those nagging moments in which our parents or peers would scare us out of certain habits and compulsions through terrifying wives’ tales, persistent lectures or even emailed articles and news stories that successfully put the fear of God in us quite possibly with just the title alone. Maybe you still receive the occasional reminder ... Read More »

How Healthy are Your Tonsils? 6 Symptoms of Peritonsillar Abscess

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Whether he actually had wooden teeth is debatable, however it’s widely believed that George Washington died from peritonsillar abscess complications. Also referred to as PTA or quinsy, peritonsillar abscess is most often a complication of tonsillitis and occurs when an abscess forms next to one of the tonsils. The swollen abscess can cause the uvula, the soft tissue dangling from ... Read More »

Fact Vs. Fiction: Lupus


Even though 1.5 million Americans suffer from lupus, there’s still a lot that is unclear about the condition. The iTriage Team has put together 10 truths and myths regarding lupus so you know what to believe. Read More »

What’s the Difference Between the Flu and Scarlet Fever?


To conclude our series on flu symptoms that are common to other conditions we would like to highlight the characteristic symptoms of Scarlet Fever. Let’s begin by taking a look at the information on iTriage. Scarlet Fever Description A disorder characterized by a rash covering most of the body, a strawberry-like appearance of the tongue and usually a high fever. The ... Read More »

Heavy Metal: The Pros and Cons of Facial Piercings

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Administrative assistant by day, body piercer by night, Tara Woodard lives a double life in the Brandenton, Florida area. Though she has been piercing since 2006, Woodard feels she is unable to get them herself. “While facial piercing would help my career as a piercer, it hinders one’s career in the professional world where it is not openly accepted,” she ... Read More »