Fear Not, Get a Shot!

Despite the high temperatures of the last few weeks, it’s important to remember that flu season is quickly approaching – and it’s not too early to get your flu shot. (And you’ll certainly prefer it to getting the flu.) Nevertheless, there’s still a lot of Americans who fail to get their shot. During the 2014-15 […]

Arthritis: What You Need to Know

Woman getting her blood pressure checked

Arthritis is the inflammation of one or more joints, causing pain and stiffness that can become worse with age. Arthritis is very common, affecting over 3 million people in the US each year, making it the most common chronic illness in the United States and the nation’s number one cause of disability. There are over 100 […]

World Mosquito Day

Mosquito Biting Skin

August 20th was World Mosquito Day. It might seem odd to dedicate a day to the deadliest animal in the world, but it’s not celebrating mosquitoes, rather it’s commemorating the discovery that female mosquitoes transmit malaria between humans. That fact may be common knowledge today, but it wasn’t 120 years ago, when Ronald Ross, a British […]

5 Top Questions about Sunburn

Summer is drawing to an end, so you’ll probably find yourself trying to soak up every last bit of sunshine while you can. A few hours in the sun can be great for your health: it can have a positive impact on your exercise habits, vitamin D levels, and improve your overall mood. But sun […]

Hepatitis

Hepatitis Vaccine

July 28th is World Hepatitis Day, and Physicians Immediate Care wants to do our part to provide some facts on Hepatitis and why it’s important to educate you and your loved ones. What Is Hepatitis? “Hepatitis” refers to an inflammation of the liver, typically caused by a virus.  The group of viral infections affects the […]

Getting and Staying Healthy This Summer

We all know that nutrition is a hugely important part of losing weight. What we ingest – and how much – significantly affects whether we gain, lose, or maintain our weight. We also know that the typical American diet is high in saturated fat, sodium, and sugar, and low in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, calcium, […]

Water Safety Tips

July is Water Safety Month Swimming is the most popular summer activity, but it can also be a very dangerous one. An average of 10 people drown each day in the U.S., according to the American Red Cross. Furthermore, drowning is the No. 1 cause of death for children younger than 5. Fortunately, there are many […]

6 Facts You May Not Know About a Health Physical

Sports and School Physicals

Summer is the time for physical activity – running, biking, swimming – and it’s also the perfect time for a physical. Of course, it’s smart to get a routine checkup to ensure you can stay active all summer long, but it’s also wise to get those back-to-school physicals completed now – especially if your child […]

Summer Festivals & First Aid

Adults at a Party

We’re in the community this summer! Physicians Immediate Care participates in a wide array of local community events to help educate our community members on the many health care services offered in our clinics, so if there is ever a need for urgent care, they will know that we are their neighborhood provider. First Aid […]

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