Pink Eye

With children back in the classroom, it is time to be aware of pink eye and other contagious diseases.  Do you or your child have pink, itchy eyes? Pink eye – or conjunctivitis – is common and spreads easily. It sometimes needs medical treatment, depending on the cause. Know the symptoms and when to seek treatment. Pink eye is one of the most common and treatable eye conditions in the world in both children and adults. It is an inflammation...

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Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease

Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease Hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) is a viral infection that is most common in infants and children younger than 5 years old. It also can sometimes occur in older children and even adults. Symptoms of HFMD include fever, a rash on the hands and feet and sores in the mouth. While HFMD is incredibly contagious, it is relatively mild and typically caused by a coxsackie virus. Hand, foot and mouth is very common in...

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Mono Awareness

With school back in session, we are starting to see more cases of mono at UNI Urgent Care.  Infectious mononucleosis (mono) is often called the kissing disease. The virus that causes mono is transmitted through saliva, so you can get it through kissing, but you can also be exposed through a cough or sneeze, or by sharing a glass or food utensils with someone who has mono. However, mononucleosis isn't as contagious as some infections, such as the common cold....

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Back to School Wellness Day

Join us for our Annual Back to School Wellness Day on September 22nd at all six of our locations! This all day event will begin at 9am and will feature wellness tips, food and giveaways! The first 25 people to get their flu shot will receive a free gift! We hope to see you there!

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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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UNI Online Bill Pay

UNI continues to offer an online bill payment service for your convenience.  No matter which of our six locations you visit, you do not have to deal with the hassle of checking and sending mail, as you can use our service anywhere you have an internet connection.  UNI uses InstaMed, a healthcare payment service, which allows you to manage and pay your healthcare bills. InstaMed also allows you to view statements and payment history, and even set up automatic payments!...

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