Urgent Care Blog

6 Common Eye Conditions That Can Cause Blindness

It's Glaucoma Awareness Month. Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of vision loss and blindness in the United States. Become your own eye health advocate by getting to know the signs of Glaucoma, and other conditions that have the potential to cause temporary or permanent vision loss if left undiagnosed and untreated. Diseases and Conditions That Can Cause Blindness:  Primarily, most cases of blindness and… Read More

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How Workplace Drug Testing Makes for a Safer Working Environment

Why Do Workplaces Drug Test?  A drug-free workplace promotes a safe and healthy environment for both the employees and employers. While all federal, state, and private employees can be subjected to drug testing, a few industries where safety is especially paramount, are required to perform drug testing by federal law. These industries include transportation, contractors for NASA, The Department of Defense, and… Read More

Wheezing Through Winter: 5 Common Winter Illnesses

Winter has come to Florida and with this cooler weather comes the holidays, a time where families get together to celebrate, and unfortunately, share their illnesses. Stress and potentially dangerous activities like hanging lights on the roof can cause injuries during a season where you'd rather not see a healthcare provider. In addition to sprains and pains, cold-weather sicknesses can develop. Stay focused on… Read More

The Gift Giving Guide to Toy Safety

The last thing parents want to see is a moment of joy turn into a moment of pain for their child. Despite best intentions, non-age appropriate gifts and toys can cause serious injuries, or in some cases, death. A report from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) found an estimated 251,700 toy-related injuries were treated in emergency departments in 2017. Of those injuries, an estimated 38% were… Read More

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