Urgent Care Blog

Florida Department of Health Confirms Rubella Case in Broward County

A new health concern has now been added to the recent measles outbreak. The Florida Department of Health has notified Broward County healthcare providers of one confirmed case of rubella in the county. Sometimes referred to as German measles or three-day measles, rubella is a contagious disease that, although relatively mild in children, can cause serious consequences in adults, including birth defects when acquired… Read More

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Florida Department of Health Requests Testing for Whooping Cough in Broward County

The Florida Department of Health is asking Broward County healthcare providers to be on the lookout for possible cases of pertussis, more commonly known as whooping cough. Numerous outbreaks have been reported across the U.S., with at least two cases linked to Broward County. Pertussis is a highly contagious respiratory disease that can be fatal in young children, particularly infants. Cold-like symptoms and… Read More

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CDC Shares Concerns About a Potentially Large Outbreak of Measles

There was a time when measles seemed all but eradicated in the U.S.—so much so, that many parents decided to forego vaccinations for their children. Those parental decisions are now having serious repercussions across our nation. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there have been at least 102 measles cases reported in 14 states. “We are currently very concerned by the growing… Read More

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Your Countdown to a Happy & Healthy 2015

As we begin 2015, many people are trying to abide by their New Year’s resolutions. While one in three Americans plans to better themselves this year, a far fewer number will actually make good on their good intentions. Research shows that 75% of people stay strong for the first week, but fewer than half are still committed nearly six months later. Rather than give up on your goals, try to take success… Read More

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