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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Do you need an X-ray? We can help!

According to the United States Food and Drug Administration, 7 out of 10 Americans get an x-ray each year. While some of those people are receiving dental x-rays, many are part of the 6.8 million Americans who break a bone each year. Breaking bones is no fun at all, but t if you find yourself in this situation, UNI Urgent Care is here to help! All of our UNI locations are equipped for on-site x-rays, as well as treating sprains...

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4 Tips for a Healthier Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving can be a hard time for many people to maintain their healthy lifestyle habits, but we are happy to report that there are ways to have a healthier Thanksgiving day while still enjoying the big meal! Below are 4 tips for a healthier Thanksgiving: 1. Start your day with breakfast! It may seem counterintuitive, and many people may argue that they want to save their calories for the big meal, however by starting your day with a filling breakfast you...

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Weight Management During the Holidays

It is no secret that the holidays are filled with delicious food, fun parties, and altered schedules, all of which can make maintaining your weight difficult. Many New Year's resolutions include beginning a healthier lifestyle, getting in shape or losing weight. If you know that these things will be included in your resolutions for 2018, why wait? Why not get a jump start on a healthier and happier you? Here are some tips for finishing 2017 strong! No Excuses Workout...

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