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Concussion Symptoms and When to See a Doctor

Concussions are brain traumas from a hard knock or blow to the head. They can be mild or be very severe requiring immediate medical attention. Children, teens, and adults are all susceptible to sustaining a concussion, and the individual needs to be monitored for symptoms in order to determine how serious the brain injury might be. Pay attention to concussion symptoms and when to see a doctor.

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Poison Ivy, Oak, And Sumac: When to Seek Medical Attention

Around this time of summer our landscape begins to look unruly, and we want to clean it up. Inevitably you or one of your children gets into a patch of poison ivy or some other unfriendly vine or bush. When this occurs, it’s important to know about poison ivy, oak, and sumac and when to seek medical attention.

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Bad Bug Bite: When To Go To An Urgent Care

If you are one of those people who seems to attract the mosquitoes and ants, you know the drill, and most of the time you come prepared with your trusty stash of bug repellents. But what if you or your children are bitten, and you immediately notice an unusual reaction? There are certain signs that you need medical help. When it’s a bad bug bite: when to go to an urgent care.

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When Are Stitches Required For A Cut?

When you are bleeding from a cut, a dog bite, or hurting yourself using a power tool or other implement, it is always better to be safe and find out if stitches are required. It is easy enough to find out what medical care is necessary and not risk further complications. Seek the help of Premier Urgent Care Center to find out when stitches are required for a cut.

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Understanding The Difference Between Sprains, Strains, And Fractures

All you know right now is that your ankle hurts like the dickens. Is it sprained, strained, or fractured? All you want is for the pain to go away. Understanding the difference between sprains, strains, and fractures can help you know the appropriate measures to relieve the pain before seeing the doctor. The only way to know for certain is to visit Premier Health Urgent Care for an evaluation and X-ray.

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When To Go To An Urgent Care vs. The Emergency Room

The advent of more urgent care centers has been a boon not only for busy hospital emergency rooms but for patients as well. It relieves the emergency room from seeing less than serious conditions, and it provides patients a more timely diagnosis and treatment. The question remains of when to go to an urgent care vs. the emergency room.

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How Can Diabetes Affect My Bone And Joint Health?

Those with diabetes are quite familiar about how it affects their blood sugar, their kidneys, and their eyes and heart. Unfortunately, many are not aware of how diabetes can affect their joints until they are faced with an orthopedic problem.

It is a lesser known consequence of diabetes, and at that point many begin to ask: how can diabetes affect my bone and joint health?

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