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Are You At High Risk for Flu-Related Complications?

Posted on December 19, 2017

Getting the flu usually means spending several days at home away from friends and co-workers. Most healthy people will recover from the flu in about two weeks with proper home care. However, MD Now is advising the South Florida community that some individuals are at a higher risk of complications, making it essential for them to seek medical care immediately… Read More

Celebrate Safely: How to Avoid 4 Common Holiday Injuries

Posted on December 12, 2017

The holiday season is the most wonderful time of the year—but it’s also the most dangerous. In fact, between 12,000 and 15,000 people require immediate medical attention each year as a result of holiday injuries. Fortunately, you and your family can avoid these common Christmas injuries with a few safety tips. But if a holiday injury occurs, remember that MD… Read More

Youth Diabetes Is on the Rise, Study Shows

Posted on December 5, 2017

According to the SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth study, diagnosed cases of type 1 and type 2 diabetes in children are increasing. In the United States, 29.1 million people currently live with the condition, with 208,000 patients under the age of 20. This is especially significant for minorities, who saw greater increases overall. MD Now Urgent Care is concerned about… Read More

Don’t Be Afraid of the Flu Shot: Debunking 6 Common Misconceptions

Posted on November 30, 2017

When it comes to flu prevention, there’s one truth to remember: flu shots are a proven method of stopping the spread of influenza. Despite flu vaccine effectiveness and affordability, fewer than half of Americans have been vaccinated as of September 2017. Many people choose to not get a flu shot due to fear or misinformation. This makes it especially important… Read More

7 Reasons for Thanksgiving Day Urgent Care Visits

Posted on November 21, 2017

When it's time to celebrate Thanksgiving, you’re probably thinking about turkey, cranberry sauce, and fun with family—not a trip to the doctor. However, Thanksgiving’s festivities sometimes lead to health issues that might require urgent medical attention. Unlike many doctor’s offices, MD Now Urgent Care centers are open on weekends and holidays between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., allowing patients to… Read More

3 Simple Lower Back Exercises to Fight Back Pain

Posted on November 16, 2017

Practically every day, you lift heavy things, carry weighty objects, and participate in activities that can cause serious back strain and pain. But you don’t have to be a victim. You deserve to be able to pick up hefty items and engage in any pursuits you want to without hurting your back. You can make this a reality by boosting… Read More

3 Tips for Preventing Accidents in the Workplace

Posted on November 7, 2017

At any moment, you could be at work handling your daily tasks and suddenly suffer a workplace injury. If this happens to you, you’re far from alone. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that a whopping 4,836 workers suffered workplace injuries that proved fatal in 2015. This breaks down to more than 13 injuries every single day … Read More

Cholesterol: The Good, the Bad, and the Big Picture

Posted on November 2, 2017

Present in every cell of the body, cholesterol has a significant effect on your well-being. The consequences of cholesterol levels can be beneficial or dangerous depending upon the type being measured. While one type (HDL) is associated with positive health outcomes at higher levels, the other (LDL) is a contributing risk factor for a number of medical conditions, including high… Read More

6 Health Benefits of Having a Daily Fitness Routine

Posted on October 24, 2017

At MD Now Urgent Care, we’re focused on helping people live healthy lives. One of the best lifestyle choices for personal health is starting an exercise routine. Everyone knows that the health benefits of exercise include fat loss and muscle building, but there are countless other reasons to burn some calories on a regular basis.1. More Regular and Restorative SleepIf… Read More

MD Now Achieves First UCAOA Occupational Health/Medicine Certification

Posted on October 19, 2017

UCAOA is excited to announce that MD Now Urgent Care in West Palm Beach, Florida is the first organization to achieve recognition for the Occupational Health/Medicine Certification from UCAOA. The Occupational Health/Medicine Certification is an addition to UCAOA’s traditional certification designation. This accomplishment allows centers to be recognized for their commitment to meet the scope of minimal expectations to define a qualified… Read More

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