Hand-Foot-and-Mouth Disease on the Rise

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

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 […]

Do you have a stomach bug or food poisoning?

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 […]

Flu Update

Even though we’ve had a fair share of warmer days this winter, don’t let the mild temperatures lead you to think there’s an equally mild risk of flu this season. In fact, according to the CDC, throughout February, the flu has been “high and widespread across most of the nation.” Compared to previous flu seasons, […]

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 […]

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 — […]

Cervical Health Awareness

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month. Physicians Immediate Care wants you to know that there’s a lot you can do to prevent cervical cancer. About 20 million Americans currently have HPV (human papillomavirus), the most common sexually transmitted disease. HPV is one of the leading causes of cervical cancer. The good news? HPV can be […]

5 Tips For A Stronger Immune System This Winter

woman sneezing

Take Care Of Your Immune System   Your immune system is vital year around, but doubly so for fighting off germs during cold and flu season. Use our 5 point checklist to keep you sneeze-free! So it’s that time of year, again, when germs seem to be at their peak, and practically everyone gets sick […]

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