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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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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Baby It’s Cold Outside

It is no secret that the winter months bring colder temperatures. Here at UNI Urgent Care, we want to help you prepare for a safe, warm, and healthy winter season! Because baby it's cold outside.  Below are some tips we have compiled from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to assist you during these cold months:   Dress for the Outdoors Wear appropriate outdoor clothing: Base layer - usually consists of quick dry material Mid layer - a great...

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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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