Category: General Health

COVID-19 in Children and How to Keep Our Children Safe

According to the Mayo Clinic and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, babies and children of all ages can contract and become ill with coronavirus, however the severity of their symptoms tend to be less and more manageable, and some kids may have minimal to no symptoms at all. Therefore, it is important to… Read more »

Want to Defeat The Flu this Season?

Planning ahead is your superpower… With the flu season right around the corner, you may find yourself wondering if you should get vaccinated. Influenza is a contagious respiratory infection that can affect any person of any age. Symptoms can range from mild to severe and can result in hospitalization or even death. The flu is… Read more »

Winner, Winner, Thanksgiving Dinner

The average American consumes an astounding 4500 calories for a Thanksgiving meal. What is so astounding about that? The fact that most adults only require 500 calories per meal or less! And as most of us are well aware, anything over that amount gets stored as fat. There are several different ways to stack the… Read more »

Blaze Orange

As many are heading into the wilderness to hunt this season, Astia Health would like to emphasize the importance of staying safe. One careless action by a hunter can lead to a serious injury or worse, therefore it is imperative to use extreme caution while out in the woods. Being careful and alert at all… Read more »

Stress and Anxiety of Going back to School

This time of the year when summer starts to wind down, the school year tends to sneak up on you before you know it. Going back to school can be tough on parents and kids as they are feeling anxiety over the approach of a new school year. From crazy mornings, to last minute projects,… Read more »

Time for a Sports Physical

It is that time of the year again when athletes start playing school sports. We all know that playing sports helps keep kids fit and is a fun way for them to socialize and make friends. But you might not know why it’s so important to get a sports physical at the beginning of their… Read more »

Astia Health: Bringing Back the Modern Day House Call

“During the 1960s, patients would make a phone call and the doctor would arrive at the doorstep, black bag in hand, eager to serve. This changed in the mid to late-1960s as doctors developed group practices.  As medical care expanded to include technology-based studies and specialty referrals, care became more hospital-centered. Prior to World War… Read more »

Why Choose Astia Health in Marathon?

Astia Health in Marathon is a walk-in clinic capable of handling everything from minor illnesses/injuries to more complex urgent care. In fact, many issues that would take you to the ER are able to be taken care of at our clinic in Marathon City. Astia’s founder, Dr. Alex Sommers is a board certified ER physician… Read more »

Have You Gotten Your Sports Physical?

Athletes! Are you ready to tackle the new season of football, volleyball, cross-country and other sports? Astia Health will be at select schools in July and August for sports physicals, so you’re good to go for the next two years. Don’t miss out, save yourself some time so you can enjoy your summer break! How… Read more »

How Astia Health Services Made Me a Believer

On a Sunday Evening… As a parent, one of your biggest fears is seeing your child suffering and feeling helpless to fix it. Whether it’s a broken bone, or a cold, the worst feeling in the world is not being able to comfort your own child. I felt this way a couple of weeks ago… Read more »