Urgent Care Blog

How to Help Reduce the Risk of Pneumonia in the Elderly

Pneumonia is a dangerous condition at any age, but especially for the elderly who often have extremely weak immune systems and other medical maladies. Pneumonia is an infection in the air sacs of the lungs caused by an organism like fungus or bacteria. It results in the air sacs becoming full of fluid and pus, which poses serious breathing problems and can severely compromise a person’s health. And unfortunately,… Read More

When You Shouldn’t Back Down About Seeking Treatment for Back Pain Relief

Back pain affects everyone at some time in their lives and it’s not always best to just turn your back on the problem and suffer in silence. While back pain is very common, it can also be very serious and be a sign of more serious disease and illness. Yet it’s not always easy to know when back pain demands and deserves immediate medical treatment. The best way to tell is by closely monitoring your symptoms. But… Read More

New Report Breathes Concern into Florida’s School Asthma Practices

A recent report about the lack of asthma support in Florida schools may cause parents statewide to gasp. According to the “2016 State Honor Roll” from the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), Florida schools are failing to protect children with asthma and allergies. Recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed that Florida schools have failed to take the proper… Read More

Heart Health: Why It’s Vital to Know Your Blood Pressure Readings and Cholesterol Range

Numbers don’t lie, and in the case of heart health, they can offer you an honest look at your current health. But certain numbers matter more than others, with the most important numbers being your blood pressure readings, cholesterol ranges, and BMI level. Luckily, it’s easy to learn all of these numbers through a simple physical exam. But since time is of the essence when it comes to the health of your heart,… Read More