Fish Hook Injuries

fish hook injuries

Accidents happen all the time. At UNI Urgent Care, we know this better than anyone. In the summertime, fish hook injuries are more common as folks venue out on the water to escape the heat or enjoy the day. A father is teaching his son how to cast, and the son has caught his first big “fish”...his father. We have a few tips on handling these fishing mishaps! On a boat, or in a fishing tackle box, it’s important to...

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Ear Infections in the Summer

ear infection in the summer

While ear infections are more prominent in the winter months, summer can mean ear infections. Why? Swimming and allergies. What is an ear infection? From the Mayo Clinic, “An ear infection (acute otitis media) is most often a bacterial or viral infection that affects the middle ear . . . [E]ar infections frequently are painful because of inflammation and buildup of fluids in the middle ear.” If you suffer from seasonal allergies related to pollen, you might experience congestion from...

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What You Need to Know About the Zika Virus

We wanted to give resources and updates on the current status of the Zika virus. For complete up-to-date information about the virus, you can also visit the Center for Disease Control (CDC) website. The Zika virus is known to cause microcephaly and other severe brain defects. From the CDC, “Zika infection during pregnancy can cause fetuses to have a birth defect of the brain called microcephaly. Other problems have been detected among fetuses and infants infected with Zika virus before...

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Tips to Staying Healthy While Traveling

Summer is just around the corner and we know what that means… VACATION! Whether you are planning to go on that long awaited cruise or simply taking a plane ride to visit family, we have you covered! Here are some tips on how to stay healthy while traveling! #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...

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Staying Healthy While Traveling: All About DVT

Summer means travel. Some of us will drive in cars and others will fly in planes. Travel can also mean long periods of sitting still, and for some people, this means an increased risk of developing a DVT (or deep vein thrombosis). From the Mayo Clinic, “DVT occurs when a blood clot forms in one or more of the deep veins in your body, usually in your legs.” This is a serious, and potentially fatal condition “because blood clots in...

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