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The Burning Truth About Summer Injuries

Posted on June 5, 2014

Summertime and the living is painful if you don’t practice safety in the sun. From sunburns and jellyfish stings, to tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow, your risk of injury rises with the temperature as you spend more time outdoors. But just because the elements increase your chance of accidents doesn’t mean you can’t play in the sun and still play… Read More

Occupational Medicine at Your Neighborhood MD Now Urgent Care Center

Posted on May 13, 2014

Working from 9 to 5, seven days a week does not leave many hours in the day for you to see a doctor for physicals, injuries or tests. Urgent care centers like MD Now Urgent Care in South Florida responded to that need by expanding its occupational medicine services in each facility, as highlighted in today’s PR Newswire press release … Read More

$500 a Stitch? Lacerations Costly in Hospital ER Setting

Posted on March 31, 2014

Did you scoop up Johnny and head straight for the ER after he cut his hand at the playground? Have a look at today’s MD Now press release to understand what every stitch may have cost you, and how urgent care is less expensive than that last trip to the ER.According to a 2013 New York Times article, emergency rooms… Read More

Sunburns: A Hot Topic This Spring

Posted on March 20, 2014

Boston Bruin’s coach Claude Julien was on fire last week and not just for Team Canada’s wild success at the 2014 Winter Olympics. At last week’s game against Tampa Bay, Julien sported a Category 8 sunburn. He told New England Sport’s Network (NESN), the sunburn resulted from “going on too many long walks” in the Florida sun – a common… Read More

MD Now Urgent Care Treatment for Cuts: Staples, Sutures, Strips and Sterile Glue

Posted on March 13, 2014

If a miniature Evil Knievel lives in your house, you’re likely already on a first-name basis with local MD Now Urgent Care physicians. But if you haven’t had any recent first-hand encounters with sharp objects, you may not know that options for closing wounds have moved far beyond traditional needle and thread. Understanding the advantages and disadvantages of today’s wound… Read More

Grand Opening February 18: Pembroke Pines Welcomes MD Now

Posted on February 17, 2014

Urgent care facilities are growing every day and MD Now in Pembroke Pines is no exception. With an increasing demand for fast, affordable healthcare, MD Now delivers by opening its new 6,300 square foot facility in Southern Broward County tomorrow, the 18th of February. The new facility exemplifies MD Now’s high-tech approach to the patient care experience with state-of-the-art technology… Read More

All Eyes on Pink Eye: NBC Sportscaster has World Talking about Conjunctivitis

Posted on February 13, 2014

 Hockey rink ankle fractures and knee injuries from the ski slopes often take Olympic center stage at this time, but in Sochi all eyes have been focused on pink eye. The eye condition sidelined NBC sportscaster Bob Costas for a few Olympic broadcasts and set the world talking about conjunctivitis – the medical term for what is commonly known as … Read More

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