Last Minute Camp Physicals and Vaccinations

June 15, 2019

Last Minute Camp Physicals and Vaccinations

" Summer is a busy time of year, especially for parents that have multiple children and/or work outside the home. It can be easy to let the many tasks of the summer get away from you. Before you know it, the time to leave for summer camp is approaching, and your child is not ready. Here’s how you can prepare your child for camp faster and with less stress. Most Summer Camps Require Physicals ...

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A Quick Guide to Pink Eye

October 15, 2018

A Quick Guide to Pink Eye

" The fall and winter seasons bring a welcome coolness to the air, but unfortunately they also accelerate the spread of unwanted illnesses. Pink eye is no exception. Formally known as conjunctivitis, pink eye is usually mild and easy to cure, but it’s still important to understand the causes, signs, and solutions, especially if you have young children in school or daycare. Pink Eye: A Common Pediatric Infection Pink eye is an incredibly common infection ...

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The Top 3 Reasons More Patients are Choosing Urgent Care

June 11, 2018

The Top 3 Reasons More Patients are Choosing Urgent Care

" Urgent Care was once a foreign concept in America, with most patients seeking care at the hospital or doctor’s office despite the prohibitive costs and inconvenience. Now, thousands of urgent care centers have been established across the country to provide on-demand healthcare for nearly everything except life-threatening emergencies. The next time that you find yourself seeking convenient and affordable medical care, the three following reasons make it worth it to head to a nearby ...

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Take These Steps to Protect Your Baby from Florida’s Summer Heat

May 20, 2018

Take These Steps to Protect Your Baby from Florida’s Summer Heat

" Florida’s summer weather presents its own set of unique challenges, especially when it comes to the safety of your little ones. The heat can be a dangerous threat, so it is essential to take the right steps to protect your baby in the summer season. Pay Attention to Ventilation Babies do not sweat as effectively as adults. This makes it much harder for them to handle feeling overheated. Proper ventilation is the most important ...

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Checking Your Skin Can Save Your Life

March 18, 2018

Checking Your Skin Can Save Your Life

" If one simple thirty-minute appointment had the potential to save your life, would you do it? The answer is easy, but despite that, millions of Americans still neglect to undergo the annual skin cancer screening that can easily confirm or deny the presence of skin cancer on the body. By educating yourself about skin cancer and taking action to protect your body, you might just save your life. Skin Cancer Statistics Will Catch Your Attention ...

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It’s That Time of Year Again: 3 Things to Know about the Flu Shot

September 16, 2017

It’s That Time of Year Again: 3 Things to Know about the Flu Shot

" Pumpkin spice lattes and apple picking aren’t the only trademarks of the autumn season; the flu shot is also an essential component of your October routine! Unless you want to be knocked out on your couch by the flu for a week this winter, head to your nearest urgent care center to get your flu shot now. The flu shot is so easy that there’s no reason not to take care of yourself ...

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Understanding Gestational Diabetes

June 21, 2017

Understanding Gestational Diabetes

" If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant in the near future, it is important to understand the signs and implications of gestational diabetes. Unlike standard type 2 diabetes, which has become a national epidemic impacting 29 million people in the United States, gestational diabetes tends to develop unexpectedly and resolve itself after childbirth. Despite its short term nature, gestational diabetes poses significant threats to mother and baby alike, so it must be given ...

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The Scary Truth about Light at Night

June 11, 2017

The Scary Truth about Light at Night

" Since Thomas Edison invented the electric light bulb in 1879, human habits have been permanently transformed. With more than just candlelight to combat the darkness, people in the last 19th and early 20th centuries were able to continue daily activities long after the sun set. This ability has significantly evolved in the 21st century; it’s not just light bulbs that provide extra light at night now, but televisions, computers, tablets, cell phones, and ereaders ...

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Could Honey Bees Be the Solution to Your Allergies?

May 20, 2017

Could Honey Bees Be the Solution to Your Allergies?

" Most people associate allergy relief with the medications like Claritin and Allegra, but it turns out that a far tastier and natural solution may be sitting at your local farmer’s market or grocery store: local honey. The Miseries of Seasonal Allergies Seasonal allergies have the ability to occur all year round, though they are notorious for being most intense during the spring and fall. This is because so many people have bad reactions to ...

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Planning for School and Sports Physicals This Summer

May 10, 2017

Planning for School and Sports Physicals This Summer

" Summer may have just started, but it’s never too early to make plans for the upcoming school year. Depending on your child’s age and level of involvement in sports, it’s likely that he or she will need to receive some type of physical before the next school year rolls around. These physicals aren’t just important because they are required; the exams also help to ensure that your child is healthy and ...

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