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Protect Your Children from a Dangerous Respiratory Viral Infection Called Enterovirus D68

Posted on September 17, 2014

A serious respiratory viral infection is afflicting children across the country and is likely to become a nationwide problem. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have identified it as a rare respiratory virus called enterovirus D68 (EV-D68). It is related to the rhinovirus, which is the cause of the common cold. Doctors are unsure about the way… Read More

Why Young Athletes Should Run to Get a Sports Physical

Posted on September 4, 2014

Young athletes put their hearts into the game, but few ever realize the health of their hearts can be a game-changer. Most states require children and teens participating in sports to pass a sports physical exam to assess their fitness levels, educate them about exercise, and ensure their health and safety while they train and play the game. A sports… Read More

Beware of Vibrio Vulnificus, the Flesh-Eating Infection Making Waves at the Beach

Posted on August 26, 2014

Do you enjoy swimming in the ocean and eating shellfish? You’ll want to think twice about indulging in those activities now that Florida health officials are warning about a flesh-eating disease that is thriving in our warm saltwater and infecting swimmers with open wounds and the people who eat shellfish from those waters. This flesh-eating bacterium is called Vibrio vulnificus… Read More

Why School Physicals at MD Now Urgent Care Centers are a Bright Idea

Posted on August 5, 2014

 With your child starting school soon, you’re probably focused on filling backpacks and packing lunch sacks. But don’t forget your children’s school physicals and vaccinations. School physicals can check your children’s current health and detect any problems that may prevent them from reaching their full potential. And vaccinations can protect your child from getting or spreading many preventable diseases. So… Read More

How to React to Insect Sting Allergies

Posted on June 30, 2014

Summertime means more time spent outdoors and in addition to feeling the sting of sunburns, you may also suffer the sting of insects, whether mosquito bites, wasp bites, bee stings, spider bites, tick bites, or fire ant bites. The severity of the reaction varies from person to person, and while most consider insect bites to be a minor annoyance, they… Read More

Food for Thought on Foodborne Illness

Posted on June 20, 2014

Summertime means more outdoor activities such as picnics, cookouts, road trips, and camping that require you to prepare and store food outside of the kitchen. These feed your appetite for fun and adventure, but they also increase your risk of foodborne illness, which is widely known as food poisoning. With the summertime heat causing bacteria in the environment to flourish … Read More

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

MD Now Opens Its Second Miami Dade Urgent Care Center with More Planned

Posted on June 1, 2014

North Miami is the second of three MD Now Urgent Care Centers planned to open in Miami-Dade in 2014.MD Now Medical Centers, the leading and fastest growing urgent care company in Florida, will open its 18th location on Monday, June 2, at 12555 Biscayne Boulevard in North Miami. The new 4,300 square foot facility gives area residents and visitors a… Read More

Newest Urgent Care Option Opens in Fort Lauderdale

Posted on May 20, 2014

MD Now Urgent Care officially opened the doors at its Cypress Creek location today, May 20, 2014, and expects this location to be a great resource for the high daytime work population in Fort Lauderdale. Like the rest of the MD Now family, the location at Cypress Creek will be open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 8… Read More

Fort Lauderdale Residents See the First of Two MD Now Urgent Care Centers

Posted on May 19, 2014

MD Now Medical Centers, the leading and fastest growing Urgent Care company in Florida will open its 17th location on Tuesday, May 20 at 6300 N. Andrews Avenue in Fort Lauderdale, giving area residents and visitors the first of several “state of the art” urgent care centers that MD Now plans to open, throughout South Florida.The 4,200 square foot facility… Read More

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