Air Pollution & Asthma In Children

Low Air Pollution & Asthma

High levels of air pollution can be one of the most aggravating factors to bring on an asthma attack. It’s so common that Asthma.org.uk estimates as many as two-thirds of people cite pollution in the air as the foremost cause for their asthma attacks.

Of course, minimizing the amount of pollution that you are exposed to is the best way to improve the condition. Research shows that high air pollution increases the need for medical attention for asthma sufferers, especially children.

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Winter Sports Injuries

winter sports injuries

Do you want to avoid a possible winter sports injuries this year? With winter quickly approaching, your concern is understandable. If you are the sort of person who doesn’t let cold weather stop you from staying active, the last thing you want is an injury that could put you on the sidelines. Here are some common winter sports injuries to watch out for in the upcoming months.

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When to be Urgent about the Flu?

When to be Urgent about the Flu?

Influenza is often called “the flu” and is a virus that can affect millions of people each year. Recent news has reported multiple flu-related deaths. The medical staff at our Omaha or Bellevue Urgent Care Network locations recommend individuals always take influenza symptoms seriously and consult a medical provider. So when to be URGENT about the flu?

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Spotting UTIs

Spotting UTI in Children

Urinary tract infections are the culprits behind over eight million visits to the doctor or urgent care clinic each year. UTIs are caused by microbes overcoming the body’s defenses in the urinary tract, and can affect the kidneys, bladder, and the tubes that run between them,

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Hand Foot & Mouth Disease On The Rise

Hand Foot & Mouth Disease On The Rise

Hand Foot & Mouth Disease (also called HFMD for short) is an illness considered to be on an increase worldwide. It is becoming more common in children under five and in adults with compromised immune systems. Could you be at risk, or have you or someone you know contracted hand foot & mouth disease already?

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Flu Shot 2018: What You Need To Know

Flu Shot 2018: What You Need To Know

As we move into the fall and winter months, flu season is right around the corner. It’s time to get your yearly flu shot! Here’s what you need to know…

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STD Signs, Symptoms & Testing

STD Signs, Symptoms & Testing

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), cases of chlamydia are up 2.8% since 2013, and other common Sexually Transmitted Diseases like gonorrhea and syphilis are also on the increase. If you are sexually active, this should be a serious concern – and you should keep an eye on your health, especially if you have been experiencing any symptoms that give you reason for concern.

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Health Tips For College Freshmen

Health Tips For College Freshmen

Each year, thousands of students across the U.S. leave home and move into college dormitories or apartments. For many of these students the adjustment to this independence and being away from home for the first time can bring some challenges. For many college freshmen, moving away to school may mean taking responsibility for their own health and wellness for the first time.

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Fever In Children, When To Go To Urgent Care Clinic

Fever In Children, When To Go To Urgent Care Clinic

Fever is a common symptom associated with illness, particularly in children.  Although a fever is the body’s natural response to fighting off viral and bacterial infections, it commonly causes concern to parents and many questions in regard to what to do.

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Urgent Care Average Wait Times

Urgent Care Average Wait Times

One of the most-frequent questions we get is “How long is my wait time to be seen?” That is a difficult question to answer because wait times do vary. Depending on the number of people waiting and the severity of sickness or illness, the wait can be as little as a few minutes or as long as over an hour. That said, most urgent care patients wait less than 15 minutes to be seen and usually complete their visit in less than an hour.

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