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How to Have a Balanced Diet: Breaking Down the 2018 Food Pyramid

Posted on March 26, 2018

Photo by Brooke Lark on UnsplashIn 1992, the United States Department of Agriculture released the Food Guide Pyramid, a pyramid graphic that helped individuals learn how to eat better and live a healthier lifestyle. In 2005, the pyramid was replaced with MyPyramid and was based on new research in food needs. The pyramid was widely recognized as a tool for nutrition education … Read More

5 Tips to Protect Your Peepers

Posted on March 22, 2018

Photo by Ramiro Mendes on UnsplashThe eyes are an important part of overall health and well-being. We rely on our eyes to see of course and need our eyes to stay healthy so that issues do not arise in the future due to aging or other issues. To ensure proper eye health, there are steps one can take to ensure you always… Read More

3 Questions to Ask Your Healthcare Provider

Posted on March 12, 2018

Photo by Ilya Ilyukhin on UnsplashWhen it comes to being healthy, doctor visits are required. We visit the eye doctor to promote good eye health and a family physician when we get sick or something is going on that we are unsure of. We rely on physicians to provide us with the best care, ensuring we take the right measures for our… Read More

Do You Need 8 Hours of Sleep?

Posted on March 6, 2018

Photo by Katarzyna Kos on UnsplashNational Sleep Awareness Week (March 4 – 10) marks a time when consideration is given to how much sleep we need. For decades, the old adage was that eight hours of sleep per day would leave one feeling rested and revitalized. However, is this really true? Is eight hours of sleep the magic number, where everyone will feel… Read More

Forbes: Urgent Care Industry Hits $18 Billion As Big Players Drive Growth

Posted on February 26, 2018

As some of the biggest names in healthcare including Walgreens Boots Alliance and UnitedHealth Group open more urgent care centers, growth is projected to reach nearly 6% in 2018, new reports and companies say. “The $18 billion industry is expected to grow 5.8% in 2018, offering services beyond a typical primary care office,” the Urgent Care Association of America said in a new report on the… Read More

Signs You May Have Kidney Stones

Posted on February 26, 2018

If you’ve been experiencing lower back discomfort, cloudy urine, or a persistent fever, you may be suffering from a kidney stone. Fortunately, getting the right kidney stone treatment can help you get back on track. This guide from MD Now Urgent Care explores what causes kidney stones, the kidney stone symptoms to watch for, and what you can do if… Read More

Small Changes Can Make a Big Difference In Your Health

Posted on February 23, 2018

Just last month, we celebrated a new year, and you may have made a resolution to eat healthier, exercise and move more. How are you doing on your resolutions?  If you’re sticking to your plan – congratulations – you should be seeing and feeling some results of your work.  If “things” have gotten in your way and you plan to… Read More

10 Heart Healthy Tips Just in Time for Valentine’s Day

Posted on February 12, 2018

Valentine’s Day is a time to celebrate those close to your heart—and it’s also a great time to establish healthy living habits that support heart health. If you’re considering adopting a heart-healthy lifestyle, now’s the time to make positive changes. Whether you’re celebrating the holiday alone or with loved ones, try these ten Valentine’s Day health tips from MD Now… Read More

Loving Your Skin Is In

Posted on February 8, 2018

A proper skin regimen that includes sun protection can keep your skin healthy and glowing for decades. In addition to looking better, healthy and glowing skin is good for your overall wellness. When skin becomes too dry, itchiness and infection can occur.With these six simple skin care tips from MD Now, you can achieve a luminous complexion and soft, touchable… Read More

Getting Sleep When You’re Sick: Follow These Cold-Fighting Steps

Posted on January 30, 2018

When you’re fighting off a cold, getting a good night’s rest can help you speed up recovery and better manage symptoms. However, a stubborn cough or persistent congestion can sometimes make it hard to fall asleep—even when you’re feeling exhausted. If you’re wondering how to sleep with a cold, MD Now Urgent Care wants you to be aware of the… Read More

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