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.
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,
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?
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.
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.
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.
Urgent Care Network of Omaha FAQs
Urgent Care Network of Omaha clinics include Bellevue Urgent Care, Rockbrook Urgent Care, and Crossroads Urgent Care. We are a locally-owned small business, independent of any hospital organization.
To help you better understand some of the ins-and-outs of urgent care, here are some answers to Urgent Care Network of Omaha Clinics FAQs.
Sunburn Prevention & When To Seek Treatment
As the temperatures have risen, it’s tempting to spend every day outdoors. After all, you’ve waited all winter long – now’s your chance to soak up the sun and have some summer fun.
While it’s great to get outside and absorb all that healthy vitamin D, basking in those sunny rays isn’t free from negative consequences. Without the right protection, the sun can do a number on your skin. Itchy, sore, and hot-to-the-touch, sunburn is a dangerous part of the summer season.
Staying Hydrated in Hot Weather
It is important, especially in hot weather, that you drink plenty of non-alcoholic fluids to avoid heat-related illness. The exact amount of water/ fluids you need is hard to determine, because of differing sizes of people, varying temperatures and humidity, and the amount of exertion you are undergoing.
As a simple guideline, the more you are out in hot weather, the more frequently you need to drink. People exercising in extreme weather conditions can lose five liters of water through sweating. More sedentary folks will obviously lose/ need less, but still need to be aware of replacing fluids.
Poison Ivy and Summer Rashes
Whether hiking through Fontenelle Forest or working in your back yard, be aware of contact with the three-leafed plant that can cause an itchy rash- poison ivy.
Poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac are three varieties of local plants that can cause these rashes when a person comes in contact with the oily resin (urushiol) found on the leaves and other parts of these plants. Over 80% of people have a rash-reaction to urushiol.