Urgent Care Blog

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 with the average temperature during December and January in the 60 degree range. 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… Read More

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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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Spreading Safety – Symptoms of the 3 Most Common STIs

Healthcare professionals have discussed redefining how we identify sexually transmitted viruses, proposing the acronym STI (sexually transmitted infections) over STDs (sexually transmitted disease). This is due to the fact that some infections caused through sexual contact have no obvious signs or symptoms. There are approximately 20 million new cases of sexually transmitted infections every year in the U.S… Read More

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