Urgent Care Blog

Measles Outbreak 2019: 4 Things You Should Know

As of May 31, 2019, 981 individual cases of measles have been confirmed in 26 states. This is the greatest number of reported cases since the disease was declared eliminated in the year 2000. This recent spike is particularly alarming, since the measles virus is highly contagious and spreads quickly among those unvaccinated. In some cases, serious complications can result, including pneumonia, encephalitis, and even… Read More

What Every Mother Should Know About Feeling Exhausted

Fatigue is the body’s normal response to physical exertion. In most cases, fatigue can be attributed to poor nutrition, a lack of sleep, stress, or boredom, and can be eliminated by addressing these causes. In some cases, fatigue can be a symptom of an underlying medical condition. However, two recent studies conducted by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) describe a distinct type of fatigue known as… Read More

Urgent Care vs. ER:  What’s the Difference?

While there are many similarities between the care provided by hospital emergency rooms and urgent care clinics, the biggest differences have to do with the types of services offered, treatment costs, and the convenience of obtaining care. Either an urgent care or ER facility can offer you care for non-life-threatening emergencies, and both are available beyond the normal operating hours of the typical family… Read More

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What You Need to Know About Bee and Insect Stings

Warmer weather brings an increased likelihood of bee, wasp and other insect stings. Thankfully, there are steps you can take to protect yourself, or to at least minimize the symptoms if you do get stung. 10 Steps to Avoiding Bee and Wasp Stings One of the best ways to avoid wasp and bee stings is to avoid the areas where these insects congregate. Nests and hives can be found in a variety of areas, including in… Read More