Urgent Care Blog

Florida Flu Risk Goes Up as Seasonal Residents Come Down

Every fall, Florida’s flu season arrives with the arrival of Northern residents who escape the cold and snow in their Southern second homes. These Northerners stay in sunny Florida from the fall to the early spring. While they receive a warm welcome from Florida’s year-round residents, few consider that the hundreds of thousands of seasonal residents bring down much more than their T-shirts and may contribute to… Read More

Summer Pool Safety Tips for You and Your Kids

Swimming and water sports are popular summertime activities. Swimming, in fact, is the fourth most popular sports activity in the nation. To avoid water associated risks, however, it’s important to exercise appropriate swimming pool safety. The following pool safety tips will help protect your family against injury and illness, so you can enjoy a worry-free summer. Pool Safety Tips for Preventing Injuries  By… Read More

Why a Sports Physical Shouldn’t Be a Game-Time Decision

Sports are a great way for kids to stay physically fit, make new friends, and have fun! But did you know that most states require children and teens have physical examinations completed before participating in sports? Even children participating in non-organized sports activities like skateboarding or rock climbing should have an athletic physical. Why You Need an Athletic Physical The goal of the sports physical is… Read More

Hepatitis A: What You Need to Know About Florida’s Recent Outbreak

Recent cases of hepatitis A in South Florida have raised questions about possible exposure to the illness and how to minimize the likelihood of becoming infected. While the hepatitis A virus is highly contagious, and can live outside the body for months, there are steps you can take to minimize your risk—even after you have been exposed. What Is Hepatitis A? Hepatitis A is a contagious virus that infects the… Read More