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When should you choose Urgent Care over the Emergency Room?

Many patients get confused about differences between “urgent care” and medical emergencies, which can lead to unnecessary long waits and high costs for medical services.

Urgent care by its most basic definition is when a patient is experiencing a discomforting illness or painful injury that requires immediate care but does not qualify as a medical […]

By |January 17th, 2019|Blog, Health News, News & Updates|Comments Off on When should you choose Urgent Care over the Emergency Room?

Flu Prevention Tips for You and Your Family!

Flu season is in full swing this season, and now is the time to start thinking about ways to prevent the flu in your household.

From early fall to mid-winter, cases of influenza begin to spread rapidly in local communities as more individuals stay indoors, the weather cools down, and the virus has more opportunities […]

By |January 13th, 2019|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Flu Prevention Tips for You and Your Family!

Christmas Decoration Injuries

Christmas time is a time filled with joy and gifts, but for many unlikely individuals each year, it’s filled with trips to the ER as well. Christmas decorations result in roughly 15,000 ER visits from December to January. With the significant increase in patient volume, doctors have noticed a pattern of some of the most […]

By |December 28th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Christmas Decoration Injuries

Occupational Healthcare – Caring for Employees and Employers

Occupational Health refers to the many disciplines devoted to the safety and well-being of employees in the workplace, often concentrating on injury prevention. Even with solid practices in place, accidents do occur, and having an experienced occupational healthcare provider you trust can make all the difference. Workplace injuries can result in lost time, indemnity costs, […]

By |November 8th, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Occupational Healthcare – Caring for Employees and Employers

When to Visit Urgent Care For a Cold

Flu season can pose a challenge of knowing what you can treat at home and what symptoms require treatment at a medical clinic.  Symptoms of a cold can leave you feeling down on your luck, but it’s nothing a little bedrest can’t fix.  But if you don’t treat your symptoms properly, of they’re getting worse […]

By |October 25th, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on When to Visit Urgent Care For a Cold

Food Safety Education Month

Did you know that every year, 1 in 6 Americans get sick from consuming contaminated food? Food poisoning, also called foodborne illness, can be life-threatening, and therefore, it is crucial to follow the CDC’s food safety guidelines when cooking.

Food Safety Tips

1. Wash

Wash your hands, surfaces you will be using to cook, utensils and cutting boards with […]

By |September 18th, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Food Safety Education Month

Is It a Sprain or a Strain?

Sprains and strains are common injuries that share similar signs and symptoms, but involve different parts of the body.
Sprain: an injury to the ligaments, which connect the end of one bone to another

Strain: an injury to a muscle of tendon (which attaches muscle to bone)

Initial treatment for both injuries includes the RICE method: rest, ice, […]

By |August 29th, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Is It a Sprain or a Strain?

5 Reasons to Get Tested for STDs

Getting tested for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) is an important aspect of maintaining your sexual health.  Lots of people have questions about why they should get tested regularly, even if they haven’t been sexually active in a while.  But even if you haven’t had sex in w while, had sex recently, have had unprotected sex,  […]

By |August 29th, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on 5 Reasons to Get Tested for STDs

Help Prevent the Spread of Lice

Head lice are tiny parasites that feed on blood from the scalp and reproduce by laying their eggs in the hair. According to the CDC, an estimated 6 million to 12 million infestations occur each year in the United States among children 3 to 11 years of age. Because lice spread easily through direct contact, […]

By |August 28th, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Help Prevent the Spread of Lice

Go Back-to-School with a Healthy Breakfast

School is back in session, and we know that can mean (organized) chaos! It may be difficult to get your child fed and out the door in time, but it is crucial for development, both mentally and physically, that children receive proper nutrition throughout the school day. Breakfast keeps your child energized, full and ready […]

By |August 22nd, 2018|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Go Back-to-School with a Healthy Breakfast