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4 Reasons STD Tests Are Important

One of the most surprising statistics for people who are unfamiliar with the current climate of STDs is that nearly 50% of sexually active adults will have contracted a sexually transmitted disease by the age of 25. Although this is probably a bit shocking, as you might have surmised, most of these STDs are quite curable. Even the few that aren’t

How to Keep Your Kids Healthy During the Winter

The winter season is in full swing, and along with the seasonal tidings and warm treats comes the potential for sickness. The cold and flu tend to overrun the unprepared during the final months of the year and the first few months of the new year; however, there are precautions you can take to protect the little ones. With naturally weaker immune systems,

The Most Common Myths About Cold & Flu Season

Every year, as flu season makes its way, you’re probably reminded frequently about various half-truths and outright untruths about how you can get it, what it does, and how to protect yourself from it. This article is intended to set the record straight so that you head into the months of potential sickness well-prepared, whether you choose to get a

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Do I Really Need a Flu Shot Every Year?

As the fall season rolls around, it brings with it the usual increase in instances of the flu virus and associated illnesses. Of course, since summer is over and you’re back in work or school, the days of being able to lounge around and sleep it off are also coming to an end—which is where the flu vaccination comes into the

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Urgent Care vs. Emergency Room

When you have a medical issue, your instinct might be to call 911 or head straight to the emergency room. However, in many cases, an urgent care center is the better choice. Learn the difference between urgent care and emergency rooms to ensure you know where to go the next time you or a family member requires medical attention.

How Does Urgent Care Work?

When you’re not feeling well, or your child is sick, you want immediate medical attention that you can afford. That’s where urgent care comes in—it’s even in the name! Generally faster than an emergency room, and more advanced than a standard walk-in clinic, urgent care centers provide medical services for serious but non-life-threatening illnesses and injuries. However, we know it