Flu Shots

Cold and Flu season is just around the corner. Fortunately, so is UNI Urgent Care. Stop by today and get your flu shots. Why get a flu shot? Flu shots help the body produce antibodies to fight of many prominent strains of the influenza virus. It also helps prevent the spread of the flu by minimizing the number of people who are vulnerable to the virus. Most people can get the flu shot. From the CDC, “Flu shots are approved...

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Travel Immunizations for Fall Trips

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While fall can mean back to work and back to school for many people, it is also the start of fall travel season and the need for travel immunizations. Perhaps you are heading to Paris to take in the fall colors. Or, maybe you are planning a tropical vacation after monsoon season ends. Now is the time to double check what immunizations you need to secure before vacationing. Start by visiting travel information sites like https://www.vaccines.gov/travel/index.html or https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel to learn...

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Prevention Tips for Kids During Flu and Cold Season

School is starting again, and that means one thing...GERMS!!! We have a few tips for parents to help keep kids healthy (and here you thought they were the only ones who get to learn!) #1 Wash Your Hands. Wash your hands before and after using the restroom. Before eating food. And any time they come into contact with someone who has a cold or a flu. Instilling this healthy habit at home will encourage them to use it at school...

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Annual, Regular CheckUps, Not Just for Back to School

Regular checkups have great health benefits that far outreach the immediate results of the visit. In addition to staying on top of your health, and having a healthcare professional check on your overall condition. From the Center for Disease Control, “Regular health exams and tests can help find problems before they start. They 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...

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What is heatstroke?

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What is heatstroke? From the Mayo Clinic, “Heatstroke is a condition caused by your body overheating, usually as a result of prolonged exposure to or physical exertion in high temperatures. This most serious form of heat injury, heatstroke can occur if your body temperature rises to 104 F (40 C) or higher. Heatstroke requires emergency treatment. Untreated heat stroke can quickly damage your brain, heart, kidneys and muscles. The damage worsens the longer treatment is delayed, increasing your risk of...

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Tips for Staying Hydrated

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Staying hydrated in the summer months does not have to be challenging. Sure, those sugary, flavored sodas and fruit drinks taste good, but good old water will keep you hydrated and safe this summer. From the Mayo Clinic, “So how much fluid does the average, healthy adult living in a temperate climate need? The Institute of Medicine determined that an adequate intake (AI) for men is roughly about 13 cups (3 liters) of total beverages a day. The AI for...

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Spoiled Food Causing Tummy Issues?

Feel a bit ill after the last picnic or camping trip? Did you leave your food in cooler a little too long? If food is not cooked to the proper temperature, or if food is not stored at the proper temperature, it is possible that unwanted ‘things’ can grow on our tasty summer treats. Don’t worry, it is easy to avoid stomach illness due to tainted food. The Food and Drug Administration has a simple four-step process for eating healthy....

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Got a Case of Severe Sunburn?

There is still a lot of summer left, are you out enjoying the sun and the warm weather? Have you ever had too much sun?  Too much sun means bright red skin that might itch and peel after a day or two. Severe sunburn, or “sun poisoning” affects your whole body, not just your skin. From  WebMD,  “severe sunburn or sun poisoning can cause symptoms such as the following: Skin redness and blistering Pain and tingling Swelling Headache Fever and...

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Immunizations

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                With 'Back to School' on everyone’s mind, don’t forget to make sure child’s immunizations are up-to-date. To attend public schools in the state of Maryland, your child must be current on their immunizations. Often times parents do not know what these immunizations acronyms means. - DTap/DTP/Tdap/Dt/Td is an abbreviation for Tetanus(lockjaw), Pertussis (whooping cough), Diphtheria (respiratory disease). - IPV is the Polio vaccine. - MMR = Measles, Mumps, Rubella - Varicella =...

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Time for Physicals

                        Can you believe it is already August? Where did the summer go? As you plan your final summer getaways remember that U.N.I Urgrent Care has SIX locations to get you ready for back to school and back to work. Whether you are starting a new job, heading off to college, or getting the kids ready for fall sports, U.N.I has you covered...it's the time for physicals. Various fields...

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