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Mistakes to Avoid When Visiting an Urgent Care

Mistakes to Avoid When Visiting an Urgent Care

by Stephanie Meadows
All too often, illness or injury appear out of the blue: You wake up in the middle of the night with intense abdominal pain. You stumble while carrying groceries up a flight of stairs, and can no longer put weight on your swollen ankle. Or your baby spikes a high fever on the weekend. When these situations occur, we’re often faced with uncertainty about where to go for care, especially if the symptoms seem severe and our regular doctor’s office is closed.

Summer Activities and Urgent Cares

Summer Activities and Urgent Cares

by Stephanie Meadows
One may not realize this, but summer is also a busy time for urgent cares, due to summer activities related illnesses and injuries. We tend to think of summer as a generally healthy time of year when, of course, the living is easy, and while this may be true enough when it comes to instances of the common cold and flu, the long, hot days of spring and summer come with their own set of health and safety concerns. Summer is a time for fun in the sun, but unfortunately, you can get injured while enjoying outdoor activities. Here is how an urgent care can help.