Urgent Care Blog

Interesting Facts About Vitamin D

When it comes to your overall well-being and health, few nutritional aids have the impact of Vitamin D. Hormone-like in some of its abilities, Vitamin D impacts calcium and phosphorus levels, neuromuscular function and bone strength. It is the sole vitamin able to be...

Stay Hydrated At High Altitude

We have all heard the rule over and over again: your body needs to have eight glasses of water at least every day in order to stay hydrated and healthy.  However, for some people, it may seem almost impossible to drink eight glasses.

What Are CAT Scans?

CAT scans allow doctors to see all of the different layers of the body, starting from the outside and working all the way in to the deepest organs. Because of that, this technology is one of the most powerful tools that any doctor has in their arsenal to diagnose and treat illness fast.

Meningitis

Most of us have heard of meningitis, however, not all of us know enough about this potentially fatal condition. Let’s take a simple, clear and concise look at meningitis, the common symptoms, how it is treated and why suspected meningitis should always be viewed as a medical emergency.

RSV

When you are suffering from symptoms like nasal congestion, cough and fever, you might assume you are fighting the flu – especially during our pretty nasty flu season this year!  There are plenty of viruses that cause these symptoms, one of which is respiratory...

High Blood Pressure

Let’s talk about the new blood pressure guidelines that the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association released recently concerning high blood pressure. These guidelines are recommendations for treating blood pressure that’s considered higher...

Things You Should Know About Headaches

There are there are probably hundreds of things that cause headaches. What we see typically at the Urgency Center are migraine headaches and sinus headaches. With that being said, there are a few things you should know about headaches if you have a headache on...

Heart Palpitations

What are Heart Palpitations? Heart palpitations are defined as an unpleasant awareness of a forceful, rapid, or irregular heartbeat. People who experience heart palpitations describe the feeling as if their heart is flip-flopping, fluttering, or forcefully beating....

Some Common Allergic Reactions And What To Do

People can have different allergic reactions with different severities and symptoms ranging from mild itching to life-threatening. Knowing how to safely identify and handle an allergic reaction can help people feel better or even save a life. What Happens And Why An...

Five Reasons to Avoid Halloween Contacts

Five Reasons to Avoid Halloween Contacts…or at least wear them safely! Dressing up for Halloween is tons of fun and the more over the top the cost the more fun, it seems. Don’t let exuberance over your attire impact your health! Every year, colored Halloween contacts...

Sepsis

While driving a kid to some sort of after school activity recently, I heard a public service announcement on the radio for sepsis awareness. I was somewhat floored by the ad - enough so that a kid asked me what was wrong! I think I was taken aback by an ad promoting...

Cold Vs. Flu

Cold vs. flu - do you have a cold or is it the flu? We’re are on the leading edge of flu and cold season and, to dispel a common myth: the change in weather and cold weather will not make you sick!  Bacteria, viruses and a few other things (we call them all pathogens)...

Walk In Flu Shots

Click HERE to download Patient Consent Form Flu Shot Facts and Myths: FACT: Influenza is responsible for 104 pediatric deaths in the 2016 - 2017 flu season. Adult deaths from influenza are not reportable, but the range is 3,349 in the 1986-7 season to as high as...

Flu Shots

I am finding it hard to believe it is that time of year again. Yes, the kids are back in school and the homework has started in earnest, fall sports are kicking in and it’s getting chillier in the evenings. But… I still find myself surprised that it is time for flu...