Any member of your family can suddenly have a persistent cough. Most of the time this is nothing serious or of concern. However, under certain circumstances, a cough can be more than the common cold. If you are unable to see your primary care physician, an urgent care will give you the answers and treatment you need.
If you have ever had a urinary tract infection (UTI), you know those distinctive signs—the constant urge to pee, the pain and burning, and feeling like your bladder is still full. That’s why you search for immediate treatment to catch the UTI before it gets worse. We are here to explain why seeing an urgent care is a great option for immediate care and faster relief.
It’s almost impossible to watch TV or follow social media without someone telling us how to keep our heart healthy. Our grocery stores are filled with products screaming, “Buy me, I’m heart healthy.” Of course we all want to keep our hearts fit and functioning, but it’s not easy to know who or what to believe. A more credible source might be the American Heart Association who tells us about life’s essential 8 for heart health.
When you are injured, ill, or a child is sick with fever, it is best to seek care as soon as possible. When to go to primary care vs urgent care is dependent on several factors. The severity of the illness, how immediate is care required, and of course, availability of that care should all be included in your decision. Let’s go deeper into this question with some examples.
Years ago if you sustained an injury, your only option for care was the dreaded emergency room where you might sit for hours waiting to be treated. Times have changed and so have options for your medical care. Today, there are urgent care centers just about everywhere, but should you go to urgent care for a sports injury?
Why does everything seem to happen around the holidays? There was that year the kids somehow dislodged a yellow jacket hideout on a warm Thanksgiving. This year you are hoping for a safe and uneventful holiday weekend. Just in case, here is your Thanksgiving health and safety guide.
To be clear, the CDC recommends everyone over the age of 6 months get a flu shot this year. The most vulnerable are seniors over age 65 and young children with respiratory issues like asthma and illness which lowers immunity. There is more to understand about the 2022-2023 flu season: preparing your family.
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.
If you are sexually active, you should get STD tests. It is an essential part of your overall health. How often you should be tested is dependent on your current and past sexual situation. Let’s find out what experts say about who should get STD tests and how often.
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.