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Common Causes of Skin Rashes and When to Seek Treatment May 8th, 2020

Rashes come in many shapes and forms. You may experience itchiness, irritation, or a change in the color or texture of your skin.  A rash isn’t an actual diagnosis. Instead, it’s a symptom of something going wrong with your body. If your rash persists more than a few days, it...

When Urgent Care Is the Best Option for Prompt Medical Services Apr 28th, 2020

Are you experiencing upsetting symptoms but are unsure whether you should wait or contact a medical professional? Perhaps you’re undecided about whether you should seek urgent medical care or emergency medical care.  Here’s the difference between the two: Urgent care focuses on treating conditions and injuries that aren’t life-threatening but...

Spring Cold or Spring Allergies: What Allergy Testing Can Tell You Mar 10th, 2020

Do you often find yourself sneezing, coughing, or scratching your eyes? Perhaps you’ve noticed dark circles around your eyes despite getting plenty of sleep. Some symptoms of the common cold can overlap with allergies, causing you to suffer from frequent allergic reactions without knowing what’s causing the discomfort.  Each time...

How to Know When Your Cough Warrants a Trip to Urgent Care Feb 11th, 2020

Urgent medical conditions aren’t typically life-threatening, but still require medical attention within 24 hours. For example, you may have a cut that doesn’t bleed much but still needs stitches or a broken bone in your fingers or toes. In some cases, even a persistent cough can become dangerous if you...

How to Tell the Difference Between a Sore Throat and Strep Jan 1st, 2020

Winter is a popular time for the suspicious sore throat. Thanks to the chilly air, your respiratory system is more vulnerable to germs. In fact, acute sore throat accounts for about 12 million hospital visits a year.  About 50 to 80% of sore throats end up being some kind of...

You Could Have High Blood Pressure and Not Know It Dec 1st, 2019

Also known as hypertension, high blood pressure is considered a "silent killer” because it rarely causes symptoms but can lead to life-threatening conditions. Thankfully, high blood pressure is treatable and even reversible, with proper care. That's why regular check-ups with your doctor are so important. When it comes to high...

How to Prevent Prediabetes From Turning Into Full-Blown Diabetes Nov 8th, 2019

Over one-third of adult Americans have a condition called prediabetes, a period of elevated blood sugar levels that typically precedes Type 2 diabetes. As many as 90% of those affected have no idea that anything is wrong. It’s easy to understand why, since there are often few symptoms until the...