Sprains, Strains, and Fractures

Sprains, Strains and Fractures

Warm weather means strolls in the park, jogs around the neighborhood, and bike rides around town. Warmer weather can also mean injuries. We wanted share tips on staying active and healthy as we head through spring and into summer. What is the difference between a sprain, a strain, and a fracture? According to the Mayo Clinic, “A sprain occurs when you overextend or tear a ligament while severely stressing a joint.” A strain, “there are two types of strains: acute...

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Manage Your Allergy Symptoms

Manage your allergy symptoms

Spring is a beautiful time of year, but it can also cause dreaded allergies. Allergy season is no fun, but here are some tips to manage your allergy symptoms this spring. According the the Harvard Medical School, there are three ways to medically manage your allergies: 1. Antihistamines - These medications are the mainstay for treating the sneezing, runny nose, and itchy eyes that come with allergies. Antihistamines also relieve hives and other symptoms of some food allergies. 2. Decongestants...

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Annual Wellness Exams

Annual Wellness Exams

Annual wellness exams are one of the many ways that you can maintain your health. These yearly check-ups help identify issues before they even start. Also, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), these annual wellness exams "also can help find problems early, when your chances for treatment and cure are better. By getting the right health services, screenings, and treatments, you are taking steps that help your chances for living a longer, healthier life. Your age,...

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Sports Physicals

Sports Physicals

Spring is here, and that means it is time for spring sports! That also means it is time for sports physicals. Sports physicals are a wonderful way determine if there is anything that will hinder your child's ability to participate in the sport of their choice. According to WebMD, a sports physical is: "A sports physical -- also known as a pre-participation physical examination -- is a check-up to assess a teen's health and fitness as it relates to a sport. It is not the same...

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The Importance of Travel Medicine

Travel Medicine

We talked about this in December, but with Spring Break just around the corner, we wanted to remind you of the importance of travel medicine! We suggest checking the Center for Disease Control (CDC) for health travel notices and health alerts (https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices). The medical professionals at UNI are here to work with you to make sure you are properly protected against the illnesses that you may encounter when leaving the United States. Our travel medicine doctors will review your medical...

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When to visit Urgent Care?

Do you ever wonder when you should visit Urgent Care? Here at UNI Urgent Care we offer a wide variety of services, and strive to work with our patients to provide them with the best possible care. We understand that unexpected illnesses and injuries are an unfortunate part of life, which is why were are here seven days a week, no appointment needed! Urgent care should be visited when you are in need of urgent medical care, that is not a...

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A Healthier 2018

Did you make a New Years Resolution? If so, did it have something to do with a healthier 2018? If you are like a large portion of the American population, your resolution most likely involved losing weight, eating healthier, or exercising more, all of which are great! However, if you are like most Americans, according to the New York Times, "By Jan. 8, some 25 percent of resolutions have fallen by the wayside. And by the time the year ends,...

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STDs & STIs

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we would like to remind everyone that getting tested for sexually transmitted diseases and infections (STDs & STIs) is vital for your overall health. Here at UNI Urgent Care we offer STD/STI testing and treatment options and we encourage everyone who has had unprotected sex to come in and get tested. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) explains and defines STDs as: Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are passed from one person to another through...

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Did you get sick after getting the flu shot?

Did you get the flu shot? That’s great! Did you get sick after getting the flu shot? That’s not so great, but here are some reasons as to why this may have happened. According to the Centers for Disease Control, there are four reasons why a person who has received the flu vaccine still may get sick. The flu vaccine only protects against influenza, but there are many other illnesses that circulate, especially during the winter months. Many illnesses can...

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Travel Medicine – When you travel, UNI’s got you covered!

Are you planning your trip of a lifetime? Traveling the world? Studying abroad? Maybe heading to the Caribbean for a long weekend? If so, check the Center for Disease Control (CDC) for health travel notices and health alerts (https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices). The medical professionals at UNI are here to work with you to make sure you are properly protected against the illnesses that you may encounter when leaving the United States. Our travel medicine doctors will review your medical history and your...

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