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Mar 18

What Should You Know About Allergies

  Allergies tend to show a lot of symptoms that are similar to a cold, such as runny nose, sneezing and itchy eyes. Many individuals end up assuming they have a cold, even when the symptoms continue returning. But in actuality, they are suffering from allergies, as is evident by the frequency of these symptoms.? […]

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14
Feb 18

You May Have the Flu Even if You Don’t Test Positive for It

  The flu can be deadly — and deceptive. Rapid flu tests used in clinics and doctors’ offices can show that patients don’t have the flu when they actually do. These false negatives aren’t uncommon. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention note that rapid influenza testing has a sensitivity ranging from approximately 50% to 70%. […]

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14
Feb 18

6 Things You Need to Know About This Flu Season

    Seasonal flu activity has been intense this season. As of January 20, 2018, all 49 states in the continental United States reported widespread flu activity for three consecutive weeks. This is a first since CDC’s Influenza Division began tracking flu this way. It’s likely that flu activity will be elevated for many weeks to […]

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Sep 17

Can a Concussion Cause Long Term Brain Problems?

Do you have a child who plays sports or who loves to be a daredevil on a skateboard or bicycle? If so, they may be at a higher risk of experiencing a brain concussion. Although concussions have traditionally been thought of as mild forms of head injury that completely resolve without long-term problems, this may […]

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11
Jun 17

The Importance of Lung Cancer Screenings

In 2016, the American Lung Association reported that over 200,000 Americans were diagnosed with lung cancer and an estimated 158,000 will die from the disease annually. Lung cancer kills more Americans than any other type of cancer, but with early detection survival rates can be increased for those diagnosed with the disease.   If you are over the age of 55 […]

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02
Jun 17

The Top Ten Warning Signs of Colorectal Cancer

  Colorectal cancer (also known as bowel cancer) is the second most lethal form of cancer, and the fourth most common form of the disease. For example, in 2008 alone there were over a million new cases of colorectal cancer diagnosed, and approximately 608,000 fatalities. One of the reasons why it is so deadly is […]

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May 17

Psoriasis: What Is It?

More than 7 million people in the United States have psoriasis. Although this common skin condition is incurable, it is highly manageable, and a variety of effective treatments exist. Most people first have symptoms when they're between the ages of 15 and 35. If you developed the condition, would you recognize the signs? It helps to […]

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12
May 17

Hepatitis Causes and Awareness

Hepatitis is a disease that causes inflammation of the liver, which can progress to scarring, cirrhosis and even liver cancer. There are five types of hepatitis; A, B, C, D, and E. All types have a profoundly negative impact on the liver. Hepatitis Awareness Month happens in May and in the United States, May 19 […]

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May 17

National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

Urgent Clinics Medical Care is supporting the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition in honor of National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. During the month of May, we are challenging adults to get 30 minutes of physical activity every day. Regular physical activity increases your chances of living a longer, healthier life. It also […]

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Apr 17

5 Warning Signs of Diabetes

Diabetes is a serious disease, but if managed properly, a full and productive life can be lived in spite of the diagnosis. A significant problem of this affliction, however, is that the symptoms tend to be subtle, causing many cases to go undiagnosed. If diabetes is not treated for too long, the complications associated with […]

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