Book Urgent Care Book COVID Test
Book Urgent Care Book COVID Test

Category

Health Tips

Back to All News
Understand the difference between Cold and Flu

Do I Have a Cold or The Flu?

Health Tips

What is the difference between a cold and flu? The common cold and influenza (flu) are both contagious respiratory illnesses that share similar symptoms, making it difficult to tell the difference between them, especially during the cold and flu season (late fall to early spring). The key difference is that they are caused by different […]

Read More
Spliters and Thorns

Splinters and Thorns etc: When do I need medical help?

Health Tips

When should I visit a doctor or urgent care for a splinter or foreign object? Foreign objects (wood splinters, thorns, glass, nails, etc.) can cause pain, bleeding, and infection if they get into your skin or eyes. In mild cases, you can carefully remove the foreign body yourself using first aid. However, if the object […]

Read More
Hand Injuries and Swelling

Treating Hand Injuries or Hand Swelling

Health Tips

How to treat hand or wrist injuries There are many types of injuries that can affect your hands and wrists. Impact injuries are considered acute and can cause sudden pain. These include sprains, strains, fractures, dislocations, and tendons or ligament injuries. These conditions require prompt treatment for the best recovery.  Chronic hand conditions can result […]

Read More
Symptoms of Strep Throat

What Do You Need to Know About Strep Throat?

Health Tips

What is strep throat? Strep throat is a bacterial infection of the throat and tonsils that is more common in children than adults but does affect individuals of all ages. Commonly mistaken for a sore throat or common cold, especially during the winter season, strep throat accounts for only a fraction of sore throats. The […]

Read More
When are stitches needed?

Does my cut need stitches?

Health Tips

Scrapes and cuts are a part of everyday life, and most can be treated at home. Other cuts and scrapes may leave you wondering, do you cover them up and leave them to heal or do I need to visit a doctor or urgent care for a few carefully placed stitches? Stitches give added support […]

Read More

How to relieve a UTI and keep it from coming back

Health Tips

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) can burn, and cause multiple trips to the bathroom, making them both painful and disruptive.  What is a UTI? UTIs are the second most-frequent bacterial infection and they occur in your urinary system, which includes the bladder, urethra, kidneys, and uterus. However, UTIs most commonly impact the urethra and bladder. Women are at a […]

Read More
Healthy Habits

Habits of our healthiest patients

Direct Primary Care

Change your habits, change your life Many people are planning on making 2023, the year that they become healthier and happier. There are many studies that show that healthy habits help people to live longer and avoid or delay serious illnesses.  For many, behavior change is difficult, but it can be done more easily with support. […]

Read More

Offset the Symptoms of the Winter Blues and Seasonal Affective Disorder

Health Tips

As winter approaches, some people experience the “winter blues,” feeling sad from shorter days, climbing into bed earlier, and not ready to wake up on dark mornings.  “Winter blues” are different from Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D.), a type of depression related to the change in seasons. SAD begins and ends at the same time every […]

Read More
Santa - Holiday Health Hazards

Direct Primary Care Can Help With Holiday Health Problems

Direct Primary Care

Let us make sure that health concerns don’t take over your celebrations. The holidays are a time of celebration, but they also come with certain health hazards. Whether it’s an injury during decorating or increased blood pressure from excess food, you need to be careful this holiday season. We’ve outlined 3 common health problems that […]

Read More

The Difference Between Healthcare and Sickcare 

Direct Primary Care

Reactive versus proactive care Healthcare is the key term used to define the medical care and services used to treat individuals in a community, (for example, the “healthcare system”) the one-word term is often misinterpreted as health care (two words), which describes the measures taken to focus on, protect, or improve an individual’s overall health. […]

Read More