Pneumonia; Signs, Symptoms & Prevention

Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs that can cause mild to severe illness in people. U.N.I. has C-ray on site and can diagnose and treat pneumonia. Although vaccines can prevent some types of pneumonias, it is still the leading infectious cause of death in children younger than 5 years old worldwide.* Common signs of pneumonia to watch for include cough, fever, and difficulty breathing. You can prevent pneumonia and most respiratory infections by following good hygiene practices including washing...

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Understanding The Measles

In 2018, the CDC confirmed 349  individual cases of measles in 26 states. This is the second greatest number of annual cases reported since measles was eliminated in the U.S. in 2000. And with the arrival of the new year, the outbreak is showing no signs of slowing down. Not only is it important to make sure your vaccines are up to date but it’s also imperative to understand the symptoms and signs of the measles. And when in doubt visit or...

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Healthy New Years Resolutions

New Years Resolutions; the western tradition in which a person resolves to change an undesired trait or behavior, to accomplish a personal goal or otherwise improve their life. Although goal setting can be a positive force for change, this tradition usually ends in failure (statistics show only 8% of people actually succeed*). While a number of people abandon their new year resolutions because of setting unachievable goals or impossible timelines; we think it's important to discuss how to set HEALTHY new years resolutions. First...

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Baby It’s Cold Outside

It is no secret that the winter months bring colder temperatures. Here at UNI Urgent Care, we want to help you prepare for a safe, warm, and healthy winter season! Because baby it's cold outside.  Below are some tips we have compiled from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to assist you during these cold months:   Dress for the Outdoors Wear appropriate outdoor clothing: Base layer - usually consists of quick dry material Mid layer - a great...

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Get Your Flu Shot at U.N.I.

According to the Center of Disease Control, every flu season is different, and influenza infection can affect people differently, but millions of people get the flu every year, hundreds of thousands of people are hospitalized and thousands or tens of thousands of people die from flu-related causes every year. If that isn't reason enough to get a flu shot here are some more: You can pass the flu even if you are not showing symptoms. Keep those close to you...

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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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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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