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What's Going Around: Common cold, athlete care, gallbladder issues
Some people are dealing with a cough that just won't go away. News 5's Ginger ten Bensel has the details in this week's edition of "What's Going Around."
Doctor Janice Kutilek with the Grand Island Clinic says she's seeing patients with the common cold who are dealing with a runny nose and a cough.
Kutilek also says that since football season is here, it's time to look out for those young athletes.
If a football player has shortness of breath or passes out while exercising the player needs to see a doctor. Passing out can raise concerns for possible heart issues and arrhythmia.
Kutilek recently gave a 4th grade football player a physical. She says that a young football player's parents need to be concerned about joints because the growth platelets are not fully developed.
During football practice it's important to take care of joints by pre-stretching.
Also, if you have any minor joint injuries always ice after injury and if pain persists to the next day you need to see a doctor.
Doctor Michael Hanich with the Kearney Clinic says he's seen some patients with a cough that won't go away.
He has tested several patients for whooping cough. But none of the results have been returned.
He has also seen five patients with gallbladder issues. And they have all been diagnosed with Common Duct Stone.
The stones get into the tubes that come out of the gallbladder. If the stones get stuck in those tubes surgery may be needed. Hanich added that the reason this is interesting is that normally he sees one of these cases every three years or so as opposed to five all at the same time.
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