Pink Eye

With children back in the classroom, it is time to be aware of pink eye and other contagious diseases.  Do you or your child have pink, itchy eyes? Pink eye – or conjunctivitis – is common and spreads easily. It sometimes needs medical treatment, depending on the cause. Know the symptoms and when to seek treatment. Pink eye is one of the most common and treatable eye conditions in the world in both children and…

Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease

Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease Hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) is a viral infection that is most common in infants and children younger than 5 years old. It also can sometimes occur in older children and even adults. Symptoms of HFMD include fever, a rash on the hands and feet and sores in the mouth. While HFMD is incredibly contagious, it is relatively mild and typically caused by a coxsackie virus. Hand, foot and…

Mono Awareness

With school back in session, we are starting to see more cases of mono at UNI Urgent Care.  Infectious mononucleosis (mono) is often called the kissing disease. The virus that causes mono is transmitted through saliva, so you can get it through kissing, but you can also be exposed through a cough or sneeze, or by sharing a glass or food utensils with someone who has mono. However, mononucleosis isn’t as contagious as some infections,…

Back to School Wellness Day

Join us for our Annual Back to School Wellness Day on September 22nd at all six of our locations! This all day event will begin at 9am and will feature wellness tips, food and giveaways! The first 25 people to get their flu shot will receive a free gift! We hope to see you there!