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Stay Cool by Staying Aware of the Signs and Symptoms of Heat Stroke

Posted on July 14, 2016

The summer’s hot, humid conditions can be too hot to handle and cause heat stroke. It’s sometimes referred to as heat stress or sunstroke, but no matter what you call it, it’s the most serious type of heat injury. Basically, heat stroke makes the body’s temperature control system fail and leads to many dangerous sunstroke symptoms. The primary causes of… Read More

Take the Pain Out of Choosing the Right Pain Relief Remedy

Posted on July 7, 2016

It can be a real pain to figure out which type of topical pain reliever is best for aches and pain. There are countless choices on drugstore shelves, but each is different and some are best for certain kinds of discomfort. Luckily, MD Now Urgent Care created this simple and helpful guide to make choosing a topical pain reliever more… Read More

Bright Ideas for Skin Cancer Prevention

Posted on June 30, 2016

If you think that spending long hours in the summer sun is the only time you’re at risk for developing skin cancer, think again. Even though you may be outdoors more in the summertime, the sun’s rays are strong every day of the year. This means that skin cancer can strike anyone at any time. Research shows that one in… Read More

Discover the Mind-Blowing Connection Between Exercise and the Brain

Posted on June 23, 2016

You know that exercise is great for your body, but did you know that it’s also good for your brain? Studies have found that exercise can vastly improve brain function, with moderate-intensity exercise boosting brainpower and memory in only six months. At MD Now Urgent Care, we believe that preventing medical problems is just as important as treating them. And… Read More

OSHA Warns That Manufacturing Employees Suffer the Most Work-Related Injuries

Posted on June 16, 2016

People are all worked up over a new report from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) that found that the highest number of workplace injuries were endured by manufacturing workers. OSHA releases this annual report based on data from employers. The report revealed that manufacturing and construction employees experienced 10,388 severe work-related injuries, along with 7,636 hospitalizations and 2 644… Read More

Get to the Heart of Why Heart Disease May Be More Dangerous for Women

Posted on June 9, 2016

For years, medical experts have known that women exhibit different symptoms of heart disease than men. And these differences can lead to life-threatening medical mistakes. Yet surprisingly, the American Heart Association says that most women and their healthcare providers are completely unaware that heart disease affects women differently. Experts attribute this lack of awareness to the fact that the majority… Read More

The Skinny on Saturated and Unsaturated Fats

Posted on May 31, 2016

When most of us think about trimming fat from our bodies, we think we have to cut out fat from our diets. But the truth is that fats are an important part of a healthy diet, as long as they’re right kinds of fats. Discover the three different types of fats to know which are best for your body and… Read More

Discover the Cool Secret to Sports Injury Prevention and Treatment

Posted on May 24, 2016

Both kids and adults love playing sports, but athletic activities can sometimes result in painful sports injuries. Each year, high school athletes suffer around two million sports injuries, while more than three million kids under the age of 14 endure sports injuries that require medical treatment. Luckily, there’s now a safe, non-invasive answer for treating and preventing sports injuries called… Read More

Are You One of the 90% of People in Danger of Diabetes in America?

Posted on May 19, 2016

Most people have heard about the problem of diabetes in America and the rapidly rising percent of Americans with diabetes today. But they may not be aware of their personal risk or a preliminary stage of diabetes called prediabetes.The Danger of Diabetes in AmericaAccording to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 86 million Americans are currently affected… Read More

Uncover the Biting Truth About Mosquito-Borne Diseases

Posted on May 10, 2016

Mosquitoes may be tiny bugs, but their bites pose a huge threat to our health. See, mosquito bites can spread a number of mosquito-borne diseases. These diseases are caused by either a virus or by parasites. And with Florida’s year-round warmth and active outdoor lifestyle, residents run a high risk of contracting several mosquito-borne diseases.See Why Florida’s Heat and Humidity… Read More

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