Flu Update 2019

Flu Season Graphic

Fall is the time for crisp air, colorful leaves, pumpkin spice flavors, longer nights, and, unfortunately, the flu. Starting now and ending around May, America’s flu season has begun. To help you and your family enjoy the months ahead without getting sick, now is the time to start taking precautions against the flu. What can […]

Fear Not, Get a Shot!

Get Your Flu Shot Message

Despite the warm temperatures of the last few weeks, it’s important to remember that flu season is quickly approaching – and it’s time to to get your flu shot. (And you’ll certainly prefer it to getting the flu.)  The CDC estimates that, from October 1, 2018, through May 4, 2019, there had been: 37.4 million […]

Flu Shot FAQ

flu shot reminder

The flu shot is a seasonal vaccine that protects against the 3 or 4 influenza viruses that will be most common during the upcoming flu season. In the United States, flu season can begin as early as October and as late as May. An annual flu vaccine is the best way to protect yourself and […]

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 […]

Do you have a stomach bug or food poisoning?

Woman with stomach pain

You feel a sickness in your stomach, your body aches, and you have a fever. You wonder how it could have happened. Was it that oddly chewy pork tenderloin you had for lunch or that fellow from yesterday’s meeting who coughed into his hand before you shook it? Do you have a stomach bug or […]

Hand-Foot-and-Mouth Disease on the Rise

Baby playing with feet

Hand-Foot-and-Mouth Disease on the Rise This summer has seen a significant increase in hand-foot-and-mouth disease cases in several U.S. states. True to its name, the mild but highly contagious illness is characterized by a rash and sores in the mouth and on the hands and feet, and is often accompanied by a fever. The illness […]

Colorectal Cancer Awareness

Colon Cancer Doctor talking to a man

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States and a leading cause of death from cancer. This cancer affects all racial and ethnic groups and is most often found in people ages 50 and older. The best way to prevent colorectal cancer is to get screened regularly starting […]

STD Testing

STD Testing

Reserve Your Time   Should I Get Tested for an STD? If you’re sexually active (or planning to be), it’s always a good idea to get tested. Even if you’re in a monogamous relationship. The better question to ask is, “How often should I get tested?” And deciding whether or not to get tested shouldn’t […]

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