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The Gift Giving Guide to Toy Safety

Posted on December 10, 2018

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… Read More

Spreading Safety – Symptoms of the 3 Most Common STIs

Posted on November 27, 2018

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..Rates for the three most common STI s… Read More

5 Lung Cancer Risk Factors That Aren’t Smoking

Posted on November 19, 2018

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… Read More

Keeping Your Wallet Healthy: 5 Time-Saving Medical Services You Can Get At MD Now Urgent Care

Posted on November 1, 2018

With rising healthcare costs, long wait times, and crowded waiting rooms - it's really no wonder why people are looking for a better way to stay healthy than a trip to the ER. Fact is, studies suggest more than 70% of ER visits are unnecessary, and a single trip can average $1,354. While life-threatening injuries or conditions (like a heart attack … Read More

Beating Breast Cancer: How To Reduce Risks and Fight After Diagnosis

Posted on October 8, 2018

Few health campaigns have caught the national eye quite like Breast Cancer Awareness, and it's clear to see why support for this cancer is so imperative. Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer for women in the U.S. More than 230,000 women here get diagnosed yearly. Coming together for a cure and wearing pink is a way to give hope… Read More

Making Health a Family Affair: Nutrition and Exercise Tips for Family Health & Fitness Day

Posted on September 24, 2018

Started in 1996, the goal of Family Health and Fitness Day is to promote physical activity and overall wellness for families. Obesity rates are trending upward for both adults and children, although the rise in rates has slowed in recent years in some states. Creating a healthy home atmosphere helps establish good nutritional and physical habits in children for lifeThe… Read More

Raising Awareness for Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Posted on September 6, 2018

One in nine men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month – this important campaign has led to breakthrough research and the lowering of death rates. The empowerment and education for men is imperative to increase awareness of prostate cancer.There are more than 3 million cases of prostate cancer in the U.S. per year … Read More

Labor Day Weekend Safety Tips

Posted on August 27, 2018

The first Monday in September is dedicated to celebrating the achievements of American workers. Labor Day marks the end of school vacation, and for some, summer itself. While this holiday originated as a national tribute to workers, it has evolved into a long weekend of activities for friends and family to enjoy, together before fall begins.We at MD Now want… Read More

Valuable Insight on Children’s Eye Health & Safety | MDNow

Posted on August 10, 2018

August is Children's Eye Health and Safety Month. While making sure your child has healthy vision is important year-round; the back-to-school season is the perfect time to get better acquainted with the illnesses and injuries that can occur during school, or while playing sports. Currently, we are offering $25 Back-To-School and Sports Physicals* which include vision testing, when appropriate.Signs of Vision Trouble There are some… Read More

The Signs & Symptoms of 7 Back-To-School Illnesses

Posted on July 30, 2018

Summer is half over, and now is the time to prepare for the school year. That's why we're offering $25 school and sports physicals at your local MD Now. You can also prepare your children and house by learning how to prevent and treat the most common back-to-school illnesses, so your loved ones can get back to what’s important: learning1  Common… Read More

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