Urgent Care Blog

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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5 Lung Cancer Risk Factors That Aren’t Smoking

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Lung cancer accounts for approximately 25% of all cancer deaths each year. While not all lung cancers are preventable, risk can be reduced by not smoking and leading an active healthy lifestyle with proper diet and exercise. On November 15, thousands of smokers will join together for the Great American Smokeout - a day to start living healthier by leading a smoke-free… Read More

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