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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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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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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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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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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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Flu Vaccines 2017-2018

We just received our flu vaccines for 2017-2018 flu season! Taking a few moments to come to 45 Urgent Care at the beginning of flu season to get the flu vaccine can save you from expending unnecessary ...
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National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

By: Elena Jamscek May is national physical fitness and sports month. Benefits of physical activity: Children and adolescents – Physical activity can improve muscular fitness and bone and heart ...
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Allergies and Asthma Awareness Month

By: Elena Jamscek This is peak season for allergies and asthma. The weather is getting warmer, we are going outside more, and the pollen count is HIGH! Asthma and allergies affect more than 13 million ...
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Spider Bites

By: Amber White Now that spring is here everyone will be doing lots of spring cleaning. That means you have a better chance of coming in contact with a not so friendly eight-legged friend. There are ...
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April is Alcohol Awareness Month

By: Amber White Each April since 1987, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) has sponsored Alcohol Awareness Month to increase public awareness and understanding, reduce ...
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Handwashing

By: Amber White So our least favorite time of the year has hit over the last few weeks here at 45 Urgent Care. When is that you ask? It’s cold and flu season and it is hitting our area hard. The ...
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Should you send your child to school??

By: Amber White So, your morning has started just like any other until you go to wake your child up for school. “I don’t wanna go to school. I don’t feel good.” How do you know ...
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Debunking the Myths!

By: Elena Jamscek By: Elena Jamscek 1. Going out in the cold without a coat with give you a cold WRONG!The common cold is a virus.Viruses do not do well in the cold weather.What the cold weather does ...
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Cardio Quick Check

Cardio Quick Check By: Amber White So it’s the new year and it is time to get into your doctor for your annual check up.. Great! Except now that it’s January your insurance deductible has ...
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Quit Smoking

By: Elena Jamscek As 2017 approaches in like a day, you may be thinking of making a New Year’s resolution. Maybe you have thought about quitting smoking…I say that’s the best ...
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High Blood Pressure

By Amber White Well now that the holidays are in full swing so is the stress that goes along with it… all the shopping. ..the cooking…and the dreaded family dinners with that one cousin ...
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5 Medical Tests to Get Before the Year's End

By: Elena Jamscek Well it’s the end of the year…it’s time to get those last-minute tests scheduled before our deductibles restarts back at $0! Here is a list of medical tests in MY ...
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Resolution Season

By: Elena Jamscek Now that Thanksgiving has passed and Christmas is right around the corner we are eating everything in sight because it’s so good; our waist bands are paying the price. ...
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Urgent Care vs. Emergency Room

By: Christy Seratt 10/17/16 It’s 8:00 am, you’ve overslept! You jump out of bed and bang your toe right on the corner. Ouch! It begins to swell, instantly turning a wide range of colors. ...
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It's That Time of Year Again...Flu Shots

By: Amber White Welp its mid-October and flu season is among us. While we have yet to have our first positive case of the flu here at 45 Urgent Care, PC it’s never too early or too late to come ...
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Fruits and Veggies

Fruits and Veggies By Amber White September is Fruits & Veggies More Matters Month and National Childhood Obesity Month. While fruits and veggies may not be at the top of the list as your ...
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