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A Parent’s Field Guide to Sports Injury Prevention for Kids

Posted on December 1, 2015

If your child plays a sport, you need to know how to play it safe with childhood sports injuries. Kids are very competitive and tend to play sports year-round today, which puts them at greater risk for serious sports injuries. That’s why medical experts recommend that parents remain involved in their child’s sports activities to prevent any medical problems. If… Read More

6 Tips on How to Avoid Back Pain

Posted on November 23, 2015

Has back pain become a monkey on your back? Many people suffer from the strain and pain of backaches and don’t know how to handle them. At MD Now, we see and treat patients for acute back pain from work-related injuries and auto accidents, and provide Physical Therapy services to aid in getting back to full function. However, here are… Read More

Feed the Needs of the Community with MD Now and WPTV in Food for Families Food Drive

Posted on November 10, 2015

Before you gather around the Thanksgiving table with all of your nearest and dearest, MD Now Urgent Care asks you to gather around the community to help the less fortunate have a happier Thanksgiving.MD Now is a proud sponsor of the Bill Brooks’ Food for Families annual food drive, organized by WPTV NewsChannel 5. Join MD Now in this community… Read More

It’s Critical to Know the Link Between High Blood Pressure and Diabetes

Posted on November 10, 2015

Doctors are on high alert because a major new study found that people with high blood pressure have an almost 60% higher chance of developing diabetes. While the connection between diabetes and high blood pressure has long been suspected, this study now reliably shows a direct medical link. Experts hope that confirming the connection between high blood pressure and diabetes… Read More

Wake-Up Call: People with Sleep Apnea Have a Higher Risk of Depression

Posted on November 5, 2015

Many people are losing sleep about the link discovered between sleep apnea and depression. According to a new Australian study, 73% of participants with sleep apnea also suffered depression. And people with the worst cases of the condition had the most severe depression. This led researchers to conclude that people with sleep apnea have a greater risk for depression. But… Read More

‘Tis the Season for Seasonal Allergies

Posted on October 28, 2015

Seasonal allergies are nothing to sneeze at. The sneezing, wheezing, watery eyes, headaches, and rashes of seasonal allergies cause distress and discomfort for millions of sufferers. If you’re one of the many affected by allergies, you may rely on over-the-counter medications to ease your symptoms and suffering. But today, more and more people are finding the same sort of relief… Read More

CDC Delivers Distressing News About Drinking Alcohol and Pregnancy

Posted on October 22, 2015

A significant number of pregnant women are playing with the health of their child by drinking alcohol during pregnancy. According to recent research on alcohol and pregnancy from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 18.6% of pregnant women aged 35–44 are likely to be drinking while pregnant. And one-third of women who drink during pregnancy engage in binge… Read More

Don’t Close Your Eyes to the Best Sleeping Position for Your Brain

Posted on October 15, 2015

If you sleep on your side, you can put your mind at rest about protecting the health of your brain. According to recent research, side sleeping enhances your brain’s ability to eliminate the built-up waste that can lead to neurological diseases. While MD Now is well known for quality medical care, our experts are just as concerned with your quality… Read More

New Therapy Tends to the Pain of the Strain of Tendonitis

Posted on October 7, 2015
Symptoms of a strain usually include pain, swelling, muscle spasm, and difficulty moving the affected muscle.

If you’ve ever strained yourself after heavy lifting, intensive sports, or a sudden accident, you may have injured your tendon and experienced tendonitis. Most tendon injuries occur near the joints, especially the wrist, knee, shoulder, and elbow. This leads to inflammation of the tendon, which is a condition called tendonitis. These injuries are surprisingly common, with 30% to 50% due… Read More

A Healthy Look at the Flu Prevention of the Quadrivalent Influenza Vaccine

Posted on September 30, 2015

Flu season is in the air and millions of people will deal with the distress of influenza. In 2015, there is a new-and-improved version of the flu vaccine called the quadrivalent influenza vaccine that’s designed to be better than ever. To show people that they can’t afford to be sick, but they can afford to stay healthy, MD Now is… Read More

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