Allergies vs. COVID-19: Know the Difference

Someone grab the tissues! Seasonal allergies are in full swing throughout the country, and many people feel their wrath as they celebrate all things fall.  Affecting nearly 30% of adults and 40% of children each year, they’re a prevalent cause of minor yet irritating cold and flu-like symptoms.  Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, many people have … Continued

5 Early Warning Signs of Diabetes

About 1 in 10 Americans have diabetes. Nearly 95% of them have type 2 diabetes, a common health condition that develops in mid-life for most people. Anyone at any age can develop type 2 diabetes. According to the CDC, it is becoming a more common diagnosis in teens and young adults. Those classified as obese, … Continued

Do I Have Allergies or a Cold? Know How to Spot the Differences

Common colds and seasonal allergies often mask themselves with similar or identical symptoms, leaving you to wonder whether you’re suffering from a cold or living with seasonal or allergen-specific allergies. Although both can hinder your daily life and routine, knowing which one you are experiencing is essential to getting the proper treatment to mitigate symptoms … Continued

Can Urgent Care Prescribe Antibiotics?

There are various things that urgent care centers can do without the need for a trip to the ER or your doctor’s office. If needed, when visiting urgent care, antibiotics can be prescribed by in-office providers and available for pickup at your neighborhood pharmacy. In some cases, antibiotics may be administered before discharge to begin … Continued

How to Tell If You Are Dehydrated

Did you know that nearly 75% of Americans are considered chronically dehydrated? Water is the most necessary nutrient for humans on the planet. It helps with various bodily functions, including digestion, circulation, nutrient distribution and body temperature regulation. Knowing whether you’re hydrated enough and how to handle dehydration properly is essential to your overall health. … Continued