Water Safety

The water is getting warm!  This post from your favorite Maryland-based urgent care providers will inform you of some healthy suggestions on how to stay safe in and around different types of water.  Wherever you are, always keep an eye on young swimmers, using flotation devices whenever possible. Do not take a life preserver for granted, however, as there is still a lot of danger if a swimmer knocks their head on a diving board, for example. Swimming Pools While...

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Food Poisoning

With long days and warm weather, having an outdoor barbecue is an excellent way to spend a summer afternoon.  Here at UNI, we want to keep you aware of food poisoning and how to avoid it, especially when preparing food outdoors. Bacteria that can cause stomach cramps and diarrhea grow more easily in warmer temperatures.  This makes it essential to keep your food properly stored until it is time to start preparing and cooking.  It is very important to avoid...

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UNI Online Bill Pay

UNI continues to offer an online bill payment service for your convenience.  No matter which of our six locations you visit, you do not have to deal with the hassle of checking and sending mail, as you can use our service anywhere you have an internet connection.  UNI uses InstaMed, a healthcare payment service, which allows you to manage and pay your healthcare bills. InstaMed also allows you to view statements and payment history, and even set up automatic payments!...

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Choosing Sunscreen

The days are getting longer and there is more time for fun in the sun.  This means you are also at a higher risk of sunburn. Sunburn is uncomfortable and irritating, but in the long term it can be very dangerous: skin cancer is by far the most common type of cancer in the United States, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS). Applying sunscreen is an important part of avoiding sunburn and skin cancer. There are a few factors to...

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Burn Treatment

With Memorial Day come and gone, summer is truly upon us.  This means the time for grilling, barbeques and campfires is here.  In case any of these activities go wrong, we’re going to go over the different types of burns, how to treat yourself, and how to determine if you should seek treatment from a UNI professional. First-degree burns A first-degree burn damages only the top layer of skin.  These are the burns that can often be treated without consulting...

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General Wellness

General Wellness

UNI Urgent Care is not just for illnesses and injuries, we offer health care screenings and general wellness programs. Your health is your most valuable asset. Annual check-ups help keep you on track and catch minor issues before those issues become major health problems. Don’t wait until you need a physical for your job, you can visit UNI to monitor blood pressure, and perform routine blood and lab work. We also help you on your road to health with smoking...

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Scrapes and Scratches

scrapes and scratches

                      UNI Urgent Care can help treat bumps, cuts, scrapes and scratches. We understand that many minor cuts and scrapes can be treated a home. We are going to give you some tips to help determine when you might want to seek medical treatment. According to Seattle Children’s Hospital: Types of Skin Injury Cuts, lacerations, gashes and tears. These are wounds that go through the skin to the fat tissue. Caused...

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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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