Poison Ivy

Poison ivy is a plant that’s found on four different continents on our planet, and it’s the only cause of poison ivy rash. The poison ivy plant has a sap that contains an oil known as urushiol which is the primary irritant causing the allergic rash and reactions. Touching or brushing against the plant or […]

Spotting a UTI in Children

Spotting a UTI in Children A urinary tract infection is fairly simple to spot when you’re an adult; the symptoms tend to be painful, such as a burning sensation during urination and pressure in the abdomen or groin. Similarly, it’s easy to communicate those symptoms to your healthcare provider. Identifying a urinary tract infection — […]

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

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, […]

Who Said Turkey Burgers Had to Be Bland and Boring?

Turkey Burger

Who Said Turkey Burgers Had to Be Bland and Boring? Alternatives to traditional ground beef hamburgers are nothing new. The only “new” thing on the burger front is that a ground turkey does not mean boring! Wait… what? You read right! No more bland and boring turkey burgers! All kidding aside, here’s how I make […]

Physical Fitness and Sports

May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month People of all ages and body types can benefit from regular physical activity. National Physical Fitness and Sports Month is a great time to spread the word about the benefits of getting active. Here are just a few benefits of physical activity: Children and adolescents – Physical […]

Move It and Lose It

Just 10 Minutes a Day Can Do the Trick! Aerobic exercise — or “cardio,” short for cardiovascular — defines any low-intensity physical activity supported by aerobic metabolism. In plain terms: cardio involves moving your body, repeatedly, for a sustained period of time. Cardio is an important part of being healthy and losing weight. Why? It’s […]

Lift Weight to Lose Weight

You might hear “weightlifting” or “weight training” and think of hulking muscles and professional wrestlers. If you are trying to trim inches and shed pounds, you might also — understandably — think weightlifting has nothing to offer you. This is an unfortunate and widely held misconception we need to correct, pronto. Anyone can utilize weightlifting […]

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