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What Exactly is An Urgent Care?

What Exactly is An Urgent Care?

by Stephanie Meadows
According to the Urgent Care Association of America, there are currently about 9,000 urgent cares in the United States, but that number is increasing daily. There is a growing demand for urgent care facilities, and the services that they provide. These days hospitals and emergency rooms are being flooded, and as a result people are turning to urgent cares for help.

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.

Shingles and Your Brain: What Your Neurologist Wants You to Know

Shingles and Your Brain: What Your Neurologist Wants You to Know

by Rismary Cabrera
If you were one of those children who got caught in the unfortunate chickenpox epidemic and thought it was a "once and done" problem, you might need to think twice. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, almost 1 out of 3 people in the United States will develop that forgotten rash during their lifetime, which reactivates in a new painful form called shingles. This means that nearly one million Americans experience the condition each year, with about half of the cases transpiring in people with weakened immune systems, and in those age 60 or older. In other words, as you get older the onset of shingles is more likely to occur. It is important to note, that anyone that has had chickenpox is at risk for developing shingles.

The Top 10 Reasons to Visit an Urgent Care

The Top 10 Reasons to Visit an Urgent Care

by Stephanie Meadows
When you are sick or injured, deciding where to get care is the last thing you want to worry about. It can be very stressful, especially with the classic idea that a busy emergency department waiting room might be your only option. Understanding your options now will make decision time easier when you need immediate care. Of course, your primary doctor is usually the best place to start when you're sick or hurt. They know your health history, including any underlying conditions you may have. When you visit your doctor for an illness or injury, they can make informed choices about your treatment and necessary tests. However, what if you get sick or injured when your doctor's office is closed, or they cannot see you for several days or weeks?

Headache or Migraine?

Headache or Migraine?

by Stephanie Meadows
Oh no! Your head hurts again! The first step in preventing your frequent headaches or migraines is to determine what type you may be battling. Sometimes headaches or migraines are a symptom of another disease or condition; or sometimes there may be no clear cause of your discomfort.