We begin in Lansing, where an onset of late summer allergies are keeping Dr. Thomas Stout at Mount Hope Community Medical Center, a partner of Ingham Regional, busy this week.
Dr. Stout says it's caused by the start of ragweed season.
Symptoms include: nasal stuffiness, headache, congestion, wheezing, fatigue and itchy watery eyes.
Those symptoms can last for several days.
To treat these allergies, try over-the-counter antihistamines or saline nasal sprays.
If the allergies are severe, see a doctor. He or she may prescribe allergy shots, or a short burst of steroids like prednisone.
Dr. Rubina Shaikh at Allegiance Family Medicine - Michigan Center, is treating urinary tract infections.
Symptoms include: pain or burning sensation while urinating, more frequent urination, or not being able to urinate.
Symptoms that are more serious include: nausea and vomiting, lower back pain, fever and chills.
If you have these symptoms, see a doctor. He or she may prescribe antibiotics.
Women tend to have urinary tract infections more often than men do, particularly pregnant or menopausal women.
In order to reduce the risk of a urinary tract infection, drink lots of healthy liquids like water or cranberry juice.