Dental Health Reflects Overall Health

Just as nail health can be a reflection of other conditions in the body, dental health can indicate problems in the rest of the body too. UNI Urgent Care wants to help you lower risks of disease by taking proper care of your mouth through understanding the connection between oral/dental health and overall health.Your mouth is full of bacteria and enzymes helping to digest and move food through the body. Typically, this natural defense system paired with good oral health...

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Pancreatic Cancer Awareness

Shaped like a fish or elongated pear, the pancreas is an organ that sits just behind the stomach. Pancreatic cancer is a type of cancer that starts in the pancreas. The American Cancer Society estimates that pancreatic cancer accounts for about 3% of all cancers in the US and about 7% of all cancer deaths. Unfortunately, this type of cancer is very difficult to find in the early stages. Because the pancreas is deep inside the body, early tumors cannot...

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Allergies Or A Cold?

Experiencing a runny nose, nasal congestion, coughing or sneezing? Often times it can be difficult to know if you have caught a cold or a bout of allergies. Understanding the difference between the common cold and allergies can influence and affect how you treat and ultimately overcome your sickness. Although there are many similarities between colds and allergies, there are some helpful hints that can help you get to the bottom of why you may have the sniffles. Beyond understanding...

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Colorectal Awareness Month

Did you know that March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month? And that of all cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. It is the third most common cancer in men and in women.*   UNI Urgent Care wants to change this statistic by helping patients prevent colorectal cancer and support healthy GI tracts. For screening, we provide Hemoccult testing. The Hemoccult test detects the presence...

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Nails Tell The Health Story

Did you know that your nails can reveal clues about your overall health? A variation, change or discoloration in and around the nail bed could be a sign of disease or disorder in the body. Problems in the liver, lungs, and heart, as well as inflammation and dehydration, can potentially show up in your nails. Although many nail abnormalities are harmless, often times changes in nails may accompany other conditions. There are many small indicators in your body that can...

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Travel Immunizations

Spring is right around the corner and for many of us, that means spring break trips. No plans for Spring Break? It isn’t too early to plan for summer travels as well. Vaccines protect travelers from getting diseases abroad that may not normally be found in the United States. Getting vaccinated against certain diseases is one of the most effective things you can do to protect your health while traveling overseas. Make sure to plan to get the travel vaccines...

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Black History Month and Matters of the Heart

U.N.I is a resource for all community members who want to get healthy and take care of their bodies. We are commemorating Black History Month AND the season of love by discussing matters of the heart that are relevant to this community. African Americans ages 18-49 are 2 times as likely to die from heart disease than whites. And African Americans ages 35-64 years are 50% more likely to have high blood pressure than whites!* U.N.I. is ready to help...

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Pneumonia; Signs, Symptoms & Prevention

Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs that can cause mild to severe illness in people. U.N.I. has C-ray on site and can diagnose and treat pneumonia. Although vaccines can prevent some types of pneumonias, it is still the leading infectious cause of death in children younger than 5 years old worldwide.* Common signs of pneumonia to watch for include cough, fever, and difficulty breathing. You can prevent pneumonia and most respiratory infections by following good hygiene practices including washing...

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Understanding The Measles

In 2018, the CDC confirmed 349  individual cases of measles in 26 states. This is the second greatest number of annual cases reported since measles was eliminated in the U.S. in 2000. And with the arrival of the new year, the outbreak is showing no signs of slowing down. Not only is it important to make sure your vaccines are up to date but it’s also imperative to understand the symptoms and signs of the measles. And when in doubt visit or...

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Healthy New Years Resolutions

New Years Resolutions; the western tradition in which a person resolves to change an undesired trait or behavior, to accomplish a personal goal or otherwise improve their life. Although goal setting can be a positive force for change, this tradition usually ends in failure (statistics show only 8% of people actually succeed*). While a number of people abandon their new year resolutions because of setting unachievable goals or impossible timelines; we think it's important to discuss how to set HEALTHY new years resolutions. First...

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