Adenovirus: The Not So Common Cold

Adenovirus

When is the common cold virus not so common? The common cold is caused by Adenovirus. Adenoviruses cause a range of mild to severe illness depending on the virus type. Illnesses include; *Bronchitis *Sore throat *Pneumonia *Diarrhea *Pink eye, bladder and GI infections as well as fever and runny nose. These symptoms can last up to 10 days. Adenovirus infection can spread from person to person through the air (sneezing/coughing) and by personal contact. It can spread through an infected...

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Get Your Flu Shot at U.N.I.

According to the Center of Disease Control, every flu season is different, and influenza infection can affect people differently, but millions of people get the flu every year, hundreds of thousands of people are hospitalized and thousands or tens of thousands of people die from flu-related causes every year. If that isn't reason enough to get a flu shot here are some more: You can pass the flu even if you are not showing symptoms. Keep those close to you...

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Food and Allergies During the Holidays

November and December are full of parties and gatherings, including Thanksgiving potlucks and catered holiday dinners, all of which can be stressful environments for individuals with food allergies. There are a few things that you can do to help navigate the holiday festivities: Maintain Open Communication – Having open communication with the hosts of the party you are attending will help them to help you avoid any run ins with food you cannot eat. Let them know when you RSVP...

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Travel Safety

Traveling soon?  There’s nothing worse than getting sick while you’re away from home.  Here are a few great tips to make sure you stay healthy on your next vacation!   #1 Heading outside the United States? Make sure you have all the necessary shots and vaccines for your trip. Contact us and we can help you get ready with the vaccines you need to make your trip safe and memorable. You can also check out the US Department of Health...

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Staying Healthy and Warm

Dr. Brandon Hall, a Utah-based physician with his own family-centered practice, wrote the following for Revere Health.  It’s full of great tips about watching your health and staying warm as the weather gets cold! If you do happen to get sick, UNI is never far.  Visit any of our six locations and we’ll have you back to full strength in no time!   “As we transition from beautiful autumn weather into winter and the holiday season, preventive health measures are...

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Wellness Exams from U.N.I. Urgent Care

There’s never a bad time to get an annual wellness exam.  Wellness exams are often preventative, meaning you are not being treated for anything specific, but a doctor is instead evaluating your overall health.  Many insurance plans cover a wellness exam every year. U.N.I. Urgent Care provides excellent exams to make sure you and your loved ones are happy and healthy!  Check out the information below on what wellness exams typically include: Annual wellness exams usually check your: History. This...

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Halloween Safety from U.N.I. Urgent Care

October is here, and that means Halloween! This holiday is a time for treats, fun with friends, and costumes. Here are UNI, we would like to encourage you to have a safe Halloween this year. According to the CDC, here are some tips for a “SAFE HALLOWEEN”. Swords, knives, and other costume accessories should be short, soft, and flexible. Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult. Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers...

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Cold and Flu Prevention

Your friends at U.N.I. Urgent Care are here to keep you as healthy as possible--check out the following cold and flu prevention tips to keep you feeling great in your busy Maryland lifestyles!  Millions and millions of Americans suffer from the flu or colds each year, most of them in the fall and winter time. It’s an unfortunate fact of life, but there are many things you can do to prevent coming down with a cold or flu!  The following...

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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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