Food Safety Alert- Outbreak of E. coli Infections Linked to Ground Beef

CDC, several states, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service are investigating a multistate outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O103 infections linked to ground beef. Recalls and Advice to Consumers and Retailers At A Glance Reported Cases: 177 States: 10 Hospitalizations: 21 Deaths: 0   Restaurants, retailers, and institutions should not sell or serve the following recalled ground beef products because they may be contaminated with E. coli O103 and could make people sick: Grant Park Packing in Franklin Park, Ill., recalledexternal...

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Women’s Health By The Ages – Menopause

What is Menopause? The Mayo Clinic categorizes Menopause as the time that marks the end of a woman's menstrual cycles. It is typically diagnosed between the ages of 40 and 60 years old after a woman has gone 12 months without a menstrual period. Menopause is a natural biological process, not a disease, and is experienced by every woman unless her ovaries have been removed. The physical symptoms, such as hot flashes, and emotional symptoms of menopause may disrupt sleep,...

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Women’s Health By The Ages- Childbearing Years

There is a lot to consider when it comes to your health during the childbearing years. Not only are you responsible for your own health, but often times you are now responsible for your children’s health. Women in their childbearing years could be anywhere from 20-40 when they are most likely to get pregnant and raise a family. This is why it is crucial to take steps to protect your body from infections and injury and prevent long-term health problems....

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Women’s Health By The Ages- Preconception Years

With Mother’s Day, National Women’s Checkup Day, and National Women’s Health Week all in the month of May, it is a great time to cover women’s health. UNI Urgent Care supports women of all ages advocating for themselves and preventing disease through health education. We will be featuring 3 age groups this month: Preconception, Child Bearing, and Pre & Post Menopause. Preconception years represent the years before pregnancy. Whether you plan to eventually have children or not, all women can...

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Understanding The Measles

The Measles outbreak continues: Here is the recent update from the Center For Disease Control https://www.cdc.gov/features/measles/index.html PROTECT YOUR FAMILY WITH THE HELP OF UNI URGENT CARE 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...

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Dental Health Reflects Overall Health

Just as nail health can be a reflection of other conditions in the body, dental health can indicate problems in the rest of the body too. UNI Urgent Care wants to help you lower risks of disease by taking proper care of your mouth through understanding the connection between oral/dental health and overall health.Your mouth is full of bacteria and enzymes helping to digest and move food through the body. Typically, this natural defense system paired with good oral health...

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Pancreatic Cancer Awareness

Shaped like a fish or elongated pear, the pancreas is an organ that sits just behind the stomach. Pancreatic cancer is a type of cancer that starts in the pancreas. The American Cancer Society estimates that pancreatic cancer accounts for about 3% of all cancers in the US and about 7% of all cancer deaths. Unfortunately, this type of cancer is very difficult to find in the early stages. Because the pancreas is deep inside the body, early tumors cannot...

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Allergies Or A Cold?

Experiencing a runny nose, nasal congestion, coughing or sneezing? Often times it can be difficult to know if you have caught a cold or a bout of allergies. Understanding the difference between the common cold and allergies can influence and affect how you treat and ultimately overcome your sickness. Although there are many similarities between colds and allergies, there are some helpful hints that can help you get to the bottom of why you may have the sniffles. Beyond understanding...

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Colorectal Awareness Month

Did you know that March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month? And that of all cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. It is the third most common cancer in men and in women.*   UNI Urgent Care wants to change this statistic by helping patients prevent colorectal cancer and support healthy GI tracts. For screening, we provide Hemoccult testing. The Hemoccult test detects the presence...

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Nails Tell The Health Story

Did you know that your nails can reveal clues about your overall health? A variation, change or discoloration in and around the nail bed could be a sign of disease or disorder in the body. Problems in the liver, lungs, and heart, as well as inflammation and dehydration, can potentially show up in your nails. Although many nail abnormalities are harmless, often times changes in nails may accompany other conditions. There are many small indicators in your body that can...

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