Do Urgent Care Providers Offer On-Site Lab Services in Arlington?

March 1, 2023

Urgent care providers offer convenient, time-saving alternatives to visiting an emergency room for minor, non-life-threatening medical conditions. These healthcare centers typically have shorter wait times and offer services like X-rays, urgent treatment of colds and flu, sprains, strains, and fractures, on-site lab tests, and physicals. Urgent care centers provide efficient diagnoses of various health problems, ranging from minor to severe. Some are also equipped with on-site lab testing capabilities so that patients can get results ...

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All Blocked Up? Here Are a Few Sinus Infection Cures in Arlington

February 27, 2023

A sinus infection, or sinusitis, is a frustrating ailment that causes a runny nose, congestion, swollen and/or itching eyes, a sore throat, headaches, and other symptoms. While there isn’t necessarily a quick sinus infection cure, there are certainly ways that you can ease your discomfort and speed up your recovery.  If you’re suffering from sinusitis, know that you aren’t alone; approximately 90% of patients with colds have an element of viral ...

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The Many Benefits of Visiting an Urgent Care Provider in Arlington

February 22, 2023

Local urgent care centers in Arlington, or family walk-in clinics, offer patients convenient and affordable urgent healthcare services. When you visit a family walk-in clinic, you can expect quick, quality care at a fraction of the cost of your local emergency room.  Emergency rooms tend to be very busy and crowded and are associated with longer waiting times and higher fees. By going to a walk-in doctor’s office for a non-life-threatening illness or injury ...

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How Can I Treat Pharyngitis at Home

January 25, 2021

" When foreign bacteria enter the body, your body goes through an inflammatory response. Moreover, when bacteria and viruses invade the inner part of your throat or the pharynx, it causes Pharyngitis. Pharyngitis refers to the inflammation in the backside of the throat. What is Pharyngitis? Most people know Pharyngitis as a “sore throat.” A sore throat is one of the most common conditions that everyone encounters in their lifetime. It’s most evident, and instant ...

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Norovirus: Symptoms and Prevention

January 7, 2021

" With Cruse Ship “Outbreaks” making national headlines on a regular basis, awareness of Norovirus – a group of highly contagious viruses that cause gastrointestinal illness – is extremely important.   Often called stomach flu, viral gastroenteritis, and food poisoning, Norovirus is spread through contaminated food, water, and surfaces, in addition to air and direct contact. Persistent in a variety of environments, Norovirus can survive for weeks outside the body. There is no immunity for the virus so anyone ...

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Travel Health and Safety Guidelines for Thanksgiving 2020

November 12, 2020

" Thanksgiving 2020 is going to be extremely complex due to the revised travel health and safety guidelines established by public health agencies, in response to COVID-19. Specifically, the CDC suggests that families take several precautions to ensure that they are safe this holiday season: Unfortunately, the COVID-19 epidemic is worsening, and small household gatherings are an important contributor to the rise in COVID-19 cases. CDC offers the following considerations to slow the spread of COVID-19 ...

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Allergy Symptoms vs. COVID Symptoms

October 9, 2020

" Fall is a time when allergies tend to get worse for those that suffer from allergies to things like mold, ragweed, dust mites, and so much more. The cooler weather doesn’t mean seasonal allergies are going anywhere! This fall, there’s an added challenge because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Identifying your symptoms as allergies or COVID-19 is a vital part of maintaining your own health, as well as the health of those around you ...

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Flu Shot Access and Quality Flu Season Care at Urgent Care

October 9, 2020

" Each fall and winter people are encouraged to get their flu shot, but in 2020 it’s more important than ever! Getting a flu shot is never fun, but it’s likely a lot easier than you realize, especially if you get vaccinated at an urgent care center. Let’s take a closer look at the importance of getting a flu shot and why an urgent care center is the best place to go for ...

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What Should I Do Before Flu Season Starts?

September 15, 2020

" 2020 has been a hectic year to say the least. Nearly every aspect of our daily lives has been changed thanks to COVID-19. Although people were hopeful things would be back to normal by now, that clearly isn’t the case. As everyone continues to deal with COVID-19, flu season is quickly approaching too. Getting prepared before flu season starts is the best way to prevent yourself from getting sick and keep those around you ...

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When Do Flu Symptoms Worsen In The Fall Season?

September 14, 2020

" Influenza is something that is very common, but also very preventable! It’s important to know the common symptoms of the flu and understand what to expect if you get the virus. Identifying the flu and understanding the severity of your case is especially important this year, since hospitals are already overrun with COVID-19 cases.  Flu Symptoms  Common flu symptoms include:  Fever Cough Runny nose Stuffy nose Chills Body aches Headaches Fatigue Gastrointestinal symptoms such ...

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