Three Ways to Avoid the Flu

Flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat and sometimes the lungs. Common symptoms include fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle or body aches, headaches and fatigue. Children (more so than adults) may experience vomiting and diarrhea, too. Unfortunately, it can be extremely difficult to … Continued

When Is the Best Time to Get a Physical Exam?

Physical exams are an essential part of your routine medical care and help doctors evaluate your overall health. Understanding when to get a physical can help you avoid problems later in life. In fact, you should get checkups even if you feel fine. Why? Physical exams are useful for children interested in starting a new … Continued

How to prevent ear infections

According to JAMA Pediatrics, a monthly peer-reviewed medical journal published by the American Medical Association, approximately 50% of all children will experience at least one ear infection before their second birthday. While anyone can get an ear infection, they’re much more prevalent in young children and often related to upper respiratory tract infections, like the … Continued

When to Seek Medical Care for Your Burn

Burns are tissue damage that results from heat, overexposure to the sun or other radiation, chemical or electrical contact. They range from mild injuries that can be safely and effectively treated at home to life-threatening emergencies, so it’s important to understand exactly when to get urgent care for a burn. Why? When a person sustains … Continued

How a Proper Warm-Up and Cool-Down Can Help You Avoid Injury

You might be eager to jump right into your exercise routine or other physical activity, but it’s important to prepare your body first. When you begin any strenuous activity with “cold” muscles, you’re more likely to get injured. Proper warm-up and cool-down periods are an essential part of any exercise program no matter if you’re … Continued

Ten Ways to Alleviate Seasonal Allergies Without Medication

When your immune system overreacts to an airborne substance that doesn’t bother everyone around you, you have allergies. Pollen, dust mites, pet dander, mold spores and insect stings are the biggest culprits of seasonal allergies. Increased pollen counts and higher temperatures across the globe are contributing to longer and more severe allergy seasons. This means … Continued

Ten Foods That Can Save Your Heart Health

Heart disease accounts for almost one-third of all deaths worldwide. So an important question to ask yourself is, “Are the types of food I eat working for me or against me?” The foods you eat affect your weight, hormones and the health of your organs, including your heart. Your heart is the center of your … Continued

Things Women Can Do to Prevent Bladder Infections

A bladder infection, or urinary tract infection (UTI), is an infection in any part of your urinary system (e.g., urethra, bladder, ureters or kidneys). Uncomplicated urinary tract infections affect the urethra and bladder or lower urinary tract. If left untreated, however, these types of infections can spread to the upper urinary tract or ureter (the … Continued

When Should I See a Doctor About an Ear Infection?

A middle ear infection is the most common childhood illness besides the common cold. While not as common, adults are still susceptible. Unlike childhood ear infections, which are often mild and pass quickly, adult ear infections are frequently signs of a more serious health problem. Symptoms of an ear infection If you are an adult … Continued

Can I Visit an Urgent Care Center for Severe Back Pain?

Urgent care centers like Getwell Urgent Care can help with your back pain. We are fully equipped with onsite vital diagnostic technology and can perform x-rays of the c-spine, l-spine, and t-spine to diagnose the severity of your back pain. Signs of severe back pain that can be treated at an urgent care Visit your local … Continued