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Urgent Care Protects Your Teen After a Soccer-Related Ankle Sprain

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Soccer is a challenging sport that provides teen players with much potential for exercise. However, playing soccer also increases a teen’s chance of ankle sprains. While rarely severe, ankle sprains may worsen if they aren’t treated properly as soon as possible. Therefore, parents of soccer players must understand this injury and the ways urgent care…

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3 Modern Features Your Local Urgent Care Facility May Offer

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Urgent care facilities offer many of the same services emergency rooms offer without the added price and hassle. However, to make the patient experience even more convenient, many clinics incorporate state-of-the-art technologies and up-to-date pricing into the mix. Here are three modern features your local urgent care facility may offer and how it could improve…

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When to Choose Urgent Care Instead of the ER

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People who suddenly develop a sickness or injury often feel compelled to go to an emergency room for treatment. However, not all injuries or illnesses require emergency care. Unfortunately, individuals with less severe problems may cause an emergency room to become very busy, delaying care for those who do experience emergencies. In many instances, urgent…

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You Can Shoo Away the Flu

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For many Americans, influenza is a serious health condition that can cause temporary incapacitation, or, in very serious cases, even death. The flu season is different each year, but one consistent factor is that millions of people usually get it annually. The odds of getting the flu increase during the winter months, but you may…

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Common Questions Patients Have About the Shingles Vaccine

Shingles is a painful condition that causes a blistering, scabbing rash to form over one side of the face and torso. It is caused by the varicella zoster virus, which also causes chickenpox. Shingles results from the reactivation of viral particles that remain in a person’s body after having had chickenpox at a younger age.…

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Seniors and Urinary Tract Infections — What You Should Know

Many Americans suffer from an occasional urinary tract infection. But when your loved one is over 65, this somewhat common event becomes more dangerous. And it may be harder to recognize than you think. What should you know about seniors and urinary tract infections (UTIs)? Here’s a brief guide. What Is a Urinary Tract Infection?…

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