Healthy Living Tips

  • 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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  • Because some jobs put workers in close proximity with the general public, there are rules and regulations for the health and safety of both the employee and surrounding population. Notably, the Department of Transportation (DOT) requires commercial drivers to undergo regular physicals to evaluate whether or not they’re healthy enough to operate a commercial motor vehicle (CMV).

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  • When we hear of a new virus spreading, it’s common to feel panic or fear, but these emotions are largely born out of misinformation. Because the Zika virus has been in the news lately, we want to clear the air as to what Zika is, how it is transmitted, and what the implications are for you.

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  • The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports nearly 79 million Americans are currently infected with HPV (human papillomavirus), the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States. Most of the time when the virus enters the system, the infection is cleared by the immune system; the worst side effects are warts or skin growths.

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  • 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.

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  • When it’s time to head back-to-school and register for sports team participation, most students are required to have a pre-participation physical examination. Our walk-in centers provide sports and camp physicals as required as part of kids camps and school sports teams or programs.

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