Healthy Living Tips

  • 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. 

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  • General Wellness

    If your child comes home from school with lice, you're not alone. While the process to remove the lice and their eggs (nits) is annoying, it’s nothing to be embarrassed about.

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  • "Mom, my back hurts!" 

    That could become a regular complaint from your child as the school year begins, unless you carefully select the proper backpack and teach your child to wear it correctly. 

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  • General Wellness

    Our joints form the connections between our bones. Over a lifetime, they get a lot of use while providing support and assisting with normal movement. Any harm caused to the joints from injury or disease may result in a lot of pain that can negatively impact daily life.

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  • Our lives are busy. Many of us don't have a lot of time for regular exercise – so short, extreme bursts of activity our bodies experience over the weekend can prove to be harmful. If you’re one of the millions heading out on Saturday morning for your only weekly physical activity, there are some injuries you’re more likely to encounter.

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  • Chickenpox (or varicella-roster virus) is a viral infection that causes an itchy rash with small, fluid-filled blisters. For those who haven’t been vaccinated against the disease, it is highly contagious. For those who do contract chicken pox, it is a mild illness, but in severe cases, lesions may cover the entire body, as well as the throat, eyes, and internal mucous membranes. Since the onset of vaccinations, severe outbreaks of chicken pox has been dramatically down. For both children and adults, the risk of catching chickenpox is higher if you haven't ever had chickenpox, haven't been vaccinated, work in or attend a school or child care facility, or live with children.

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  • General Wellness

    While cholesterol has earned a questionable reputation over the years, the truth is it’s not inherently a bad thing. Cholesterol is a natural, waxy substance that’s produced by our body. The liver produces all the cholesterol we need to be healthy. Unfortunately, we also ingest cholesterol when we eat animal meats and full dairy products.

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  • 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.

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  • Summer vacation is looming and travel plans are being made! Before you hit the road, board the plane or even pack your bags, check out these travel apps that will make your trip easier, healthier and more enjoyable.

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  • Injury & Illness

    Pain is our body's way of indicating something is wrong. While the cause of some pain is usually easily identified, a sudden onset of pain is a warning that needs immediate attention. For any pain you haven’t experienced before or that you do not have an explanation for, see a medical professional right away. The caring staff at Urgent Team’s Family of Urgent Care & Walk-in Centers is always ready to help.

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