How to know if you have a Sinus Infection or Cold

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When you have a cough, runny nose and fever, how can you tell whether it’s a cold or a sinus infection? You’ve likely heard the term “the common cold,” but probably not “the common sinus infection.” Keep that in mind: while colds happen frequently, acute bacterial sinus infections are much more infrequent, and usually occur […]

10 Reasons to Bring Drug Testing to Your Workplace

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Alcohol and drug abuse may be affecting your business, and you might not even know it. According to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, 70% of all illicit drug users between the ages of 18-49 are employed full-time. In the full-time workforce, 6.6% of workers are heavy drinkers, with occasional drinkers causing 60% […]

Cyst and Abscess Treatment and Removal

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Cysts and abscesses are fluid-filled lumps that can form anywhere on the body. To the untrained eye, they can be hard to tell apart. Both cysts and abscesses can be uncomfortable, and may require medical treatment. What is a cyst? Cysts are sacs or cavities filled with fluid or pus. They can appear on your […]

4 Ways Running Improves Your Health

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By late March most Midwesterners are looking for any excuse to get outdoors. With increasing temperatures, an extra hour of sunshine (on most days), and calmer climates, now is a great time to think about running your first race!  Whether you are a seasoned runner covering many miles, or a running novice, Springtime races are […]

Mononucleosis Diagnosis and Treatment

Mono Treatment at Physicians Immediate Care

What is mono (mononucleosis)? Mono, short for mononucleosis, is an infectious disease most commonly caused by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). It is frequently spread through saliva, which is why it’s often called the “kissing disease.” However, kissing isn’t the only way you can catch the virus, which is carried through bodily fluids. It can be […]

Pre-Operative Physical Exams

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When you learn that you need surgery, it can be challenging to prepare yourself mentally for the procedure. But mental preparation isn’t the only thing you’ll need to do to get ready for your surgery. Before your operation, it’s essential to give the surgeon insight you’re your health and possible risks of the procedure.  This […]

Back Pain Treatment: What to Expect

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Back pain can range from minor discomfort to severe or chronic pain that can significantly impact everyday life. At Physicians Immediate Care, we offer a comprehensive approach to treating the causes and symptoms of back pain. Our qualified health care professionals help you work towards the best possible recovery and promote the long-term health of […]

F^3 Lake Half Marathon & 5K

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Winter in Chicago brings frigid temps, cold and flu season, football, sleet, snow, and for some, the F^3 Lake Half Marathon & 5K, presented by Physicians Immediate Care.  While most Chicagoans are wrapped up in multiple layers of clothes, huddled under warm blankets, or staying toasty near a fireplace, a group of dedicated runners, adventurers, […]

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