Information about Broken Bones and Fractures from UNI

Bones broken; fractured

Summertime is for playing and recreating, and unfortunately, sometimes those things can go wrong.  If you suspect someone has fractured one of their bones, follow the following steps to treat them most effectively and prevent any additional damage.   Be sure to dial 911 if: The person is unresponsive, isn't breathing or isn't moving. Begin CPR if there's no breathing or heartbeat. There is heavy bleeding. Even gentle pressure or movement causes pain. The limb or joint appears deformed. The...

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Sports Physicals Available at UNI

Back-to-school is right around the corner, and some fall sports start even sooner!  At UNI we can take care of your child’s sports physical so they can get back on the practice field ASAP! What Is a Sports Physical? In the sports medicine field, the sports physical exam is known as a preparticipation physical examination (PPE). The exam helps determine whether it's safe for you to participate in a certain sport. Most states actually require that kids and teens have...

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Why Urgent Care?

Why should you choose an urgent care provider?  Things happen throughout our everyday lives that we cannot control. When you or a loved one needs assistance quickly, you should have a plan and know where to go.  UNI Urgent Care strives to excel in the delivery of on-demand, cost effective, comprehensive, evidence-based medicine. We want you to trust us to take care of you when you need quick help right in your neighborhood. All our providers here at U.N.I. vow...

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Water Safety

The water is getting warm!  This post from your favorite Maryland-based urgent care providers will inform you of some healthy suggestions on how to stay safe in and around different types of water.  Wherever you are, always keep an eye on young swimmers, using flotation devices whenever possible. Do not take a life preserver for granted, however, as there is still a lot of danger if a swimmer knocks their head on a diving board, for example. Swimming Pools While...

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Food Poisoning

With long days and warm weather, having an outdoor barbecue is an excellent way to spend a summer afternoon.  Here at UNI, we want to keep you aware of food poisoning and how to avoid it, especially when preparing food outdoors. Bacteria that can cause stomach cramps and diarrhea grow more easily in warmer temperatures.  This makes it essential to keep your food properly stored until it is time to start preparing and cooking.  It is very important to avoid...

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