Urgent Care Blog

Your Most Searched Health Topics in 2016

Although you should never use Google to diagnose yourself, people worried sick about some of the year's biggest health topics took to the internet searching for answers.  Here's a look at the top search trends on WebMD for 2016: Zika—In February, the World Health Organization declared the mosquito-borne virus to be a "public health emergency of international concern." Most of the locally transmitted Zika cases in… Read More

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

Don’t Suffer the High-Priced Insurance Surprise Waiting at the ER

The hospital emergency room is known for long waits and high fees, but many people needing medical care still head to the ER because they think their insurance will cover all of the costs. But crowds of patients and hours of waiting aren’t the only headaches that await you at the ER. People are often shocked to learn that many of the doctors who treat them aren’t employed by the hospital, so these doctors bill… Read More

Protect Your Child’s Health by Following the Recommended Vaccination Schedule

Each year, thousands of American adults and children are sickened, hospitalized, and die from diseases that could have been easily prevented by having the proper vaccination. As a parent, you want to do everything you can to protect your child from getting sick. Health experts say that one of the best ways to protect children from serious diseases is by getting them properly vaccinated. Realize that each… Read More