Classes are back in session, but your children aren’t the only ones doing homework. You might be preparing to help them fight strep throat, which has been surging through their school.
A little muscle soreness is normal when you try a new activity or push through a tough workout. At what point, however, does soreness signify an injury?
If a tick bites you, signs of illness can take up to several weeks to appear. Several tick-borne diseases have similar signs and symptoms, resulting in mild symptoms that are treatable at home -- to severe infections requiring hospitalization.
Get the scoop on what causes these common, but irritating, infections.
A Pain in the Wrist
That sharp pain in your wrist might be one of the more common repetitive stress injuries—carpal tunnel syndrome.
A 2014 study conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics found that carpal tunnel syndrome tied for first among nonfatal illnesses and injuries for most days missed from work. The median amount of time someone with carpal tunnel syndrome took off from work was 32 days.
If you are in your 50s, it’s time to talk with your physician about the shingles vaccine.
When athletes ignore warning signs of concussion, the consequences can be both immediate and long-term.
Colds and the flu often occur around the same time of year and both have similar, unpleasant symptoms. While it can be hard to differentiate between the two, it’s important to pinpoint your symptoms to determine the best course of treatment.
If your weekend unexpectedly includes a twisted ankle, pulled muscle, or a broken bone, there’s no need to wait until Monday for medical attention. Walk in to one of the Urgent Team’s Family of Urgent Care & Walk-in Centers. Most of our centers offer weekend hours with no appointment needed – saving you both time and money versus visiting the emergency room.
With the Affordable Care Act, more Americans have access to healthcare. However, with rising healthcare costs, patients are demanding new ways to receive lower cost, quality healthcare. No matter the name – Urgent Care, Walk-in Care, Immediate Care, or Convenient Care – the focus is on treating patients quickly, affordably and in convenient locations. These Centers treat injury or illness that requires immediate care, but is not serious enough to warrant a visit to an Emergency Department.