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Should I go to Urgent Care for a UTI?

UTIs can lead to serious, permanent health problems when proper treatment is delayed. If you are experiencing symptoms of a UTI, here’s why you should visit us a 45 Urgent Care. What Is A UTI? A ...
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Urgent Care vs the ER

For non-life threatening illnesses and injuries, have you wondered “Urgent Care or Emergency Room?”? Emergency rooms treat severe, life-threatening conditions, and are open all day, every ...
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FACTS TO KNOW IF YOU HAPPEN TO NEED STITCHES

FACTS TO KNOW IF YOU HAPPEN TO NEED STITCHES By: Elena Jamscek Cuts caused by CLEAN OBJECTS can be stitched up to 18 hours after the injury. Head wounds can be stitched up to 24 hours after the ...
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Does Hand Sanitizer Replace Soap & Water?

By: Brittney Grooms Hand sanitizers can reduce the amount of germs on our skin but they aren’t perfect… How Effective Are They Really? Alcohol-based hand sanitizers can be a useful ...
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Itchy, puffy, sneezing??

The biggest spring allergy trigger is pollen. This includes trees, grasses, and weeds. They release tiny grains into the air to fertilize other plants. When they get into the nose of someone who's ...
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Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental Health Awareness Month By: Brittney Grooms Did you know each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental illness? One in 5 Americans is affected by mental health ...
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The Keto Diet- Faith, Love, & Ketones

What is a Keto diet? A Ketogenic diet is very low carb and high fat diet that turns the body into fat burning machine. This diet has many health benefits besides weight loss. It has proven benefits ...
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What Is Your Skin Saying?

Skin Tags Diabetes and its precursor, insulin resistance, can result in multiple skin findings, including the much-hated SKIN TAGS. Also called acrochordons (correct term) skin tags are small ...
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Eczema

Eczema is a long-term problem. Our goal should be to control this scaly, itchy skin so that the patient and their family lead a life with normal activities. When eczema is not well controlled, the ...
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Fever- When should you be concerned?

Waking in the middle of the night sweating from a fever can be quite alarming, especially if it’s a child that has the fever. The good news is that fevers aren’t necessarily bad. The ...
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Cuts and Sutures..

It happens without warning. A minute ago, you were fine. Now there’s blood everywhere. Do you need stitches? Should you clean the cut yourself and hope for the best? Should you go to an urgent ...
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Can't Quit Coughing?

By: Amber White The weather’s cold, the days are short, and the cold and flu viruses are running rampant. It’s likely that sometime this season, you’ll find yourself with a bit of a ...
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How to Make (AND KEEP) Strong Bones

Good nutrition is important! Children: 1000mg calcium a day! Milk with every meal is suggested (chocolate or “strawberry” milk counts, too). Postmenopausal women: 1500 mg calcium a day. ...
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HOW can I stop smoking?"

Tobacco use is a chronic relapsing disorder. Nicotine is highly addictive. It’s a potent psychoactive drug that causes physical dependence and tolerance. When you stop smoking “cold ...
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Disposing of Unwanted Medications

Do not flush your medications, it is important to dispose of unused or unwanted medication properly to help reduce harm from accidental exposure or intentional misuse. If throwing your medication away ...
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Do you have chronic sinus problems?

Does your nose drip all the time? Do you have Facial pressure decreased ability to smell nasal drainage blocked nasal passages If you have 2 or more of these symptoms “all the time” then ...
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Will My Knee Pain Get Worse?

There are risk factors which may predict who has worsening knee arthritis. IF you are: - male - obese - feel worsening pain in your knee (your opinion), or - worsening comparison knee xrays (my ...
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RASHES...A MYSTERY

First thing you will probably be asked with a rash is “have you come in contact with anything new?” this means any soaps, detergents, lotions, or any environmental changes. One common rash ...
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Fresh Wound

“Fresh Wound” By: Elena Jamscek Oh no! You have cut yourself and you’re bleeding! Time. It is important. 19 hours seems to be the magic number. Studies show wounds stitched UP to 19 ...
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Cerumen (Earwax)

Cerumen (Earwax) By: Amber White Earwax, or cerumen, is a fatty substance produced by glands inside the ear that is often thought to clean, lubricate, and protect the lining of your ear. Earwax ...
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Nausea..Vomiting..Diarrhea....FOOD POISONING

Nausea..Vomiting..Diarrhea….FOOD POISONING By: Amber White We have seen a “rash” of food poisoning patients this month. It’s time for some food safety education. First off, ...
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FLU SHOTS!

FLU SHOTS! Who should get the influenza vaccine? Everyone older than 6 months. It is especially important that high risk individuals get the flu vaccine Who is “high risk?” Pregnant women ...
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PLANTAR FASCIITIS

PLANTAR FASCIITIS By: Elena Jamscek Dreading getting out of bed because your first step is the worst? Plantar fasciitis may be your problem. Risk factors for plantar fasciitis are excessive running, ...
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Do Your Ears Ring?

Do Your Ears Ring? You are not alone! Up to 18% of people are affected by tinnitus (the fancy word for ringing in the ears). Tinnitus is the perception of sound in the ear that does not come from ...
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This is so uncomfortable...

This is so uncomfortable… By: Elena Jamsek, PA So you have BV (bacterial vaginosis)…It’s ok…it is not an STD! BV can happen to anyone with a vagina. It is hard to find the ...
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