Urgent Care Blog

Don’t Be Afraid of the Flu Shot: Debunking 6 Common Misconceptions

When it comes to flu prevention, there’s one truth to remember: flu shots are a proven method of stopping the spread of influenza. Despite flu vaccine effectiveness and affordability, fewer than half of Americans have been vaccinated as of September 2017. Many people choose to not get a flu shot due to fear or misinformation. This makes it especially important for everyone to get educated about flu shot… Read More

5 Reasons for Thanksgiving Day Urgent Care Visits

When it's time to celebrate Thanksgiving, you’re probably thinking about turkey, cranberry sauce, and fun with family—not a trip to the provider. However, Thanksgiving’s festivities sometimes lead to health issues that might require urgent medical attention. Unlike many providers' offices, MD Now Urgent Care centers are open on weekends and holidays between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., allowing patients to seek relief… Read More

3 Simple Lower Back Exercises to Fight Back Pain

Practically every day, you lift heavy things, carry weighty objects, and participate in activities that can cause serious back strain and pain. But you don’t have to be a victim. You deserve to be able to pick up hefty items and engage in any pursuits you want to without hurting your back. You can make this a reality by boosting your core stability, overall hip mobility, and lower body strength with a few simple… Read More

3 Tips for Preventing Accidents in the Workplace

At any moment, you could be at work handling your daily tasks and suddenly suffer a workplace injury. If this happens to you, you’re far from alone. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that a whopping 4,836 workers suffered workplace injuries that proved fatal in 2015. This breaks down to more than 13 injuries every single day, which is the highest workplace fatality figure in nearly a decade… Read More