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10 Diseases You Can Get From Your Pets

Your furry friend may be the culprit of your inexplicable illness. Most of us consider our pets to be members of our family, but even domestic animals can carry diseases that affect their unsuspecting human caretakers. Read on to learn about some of the most common diseases you can get from dogs, cats, birds and […]

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Signs that a Bug Bite Needs Medical Attention

We’re all familiar with those pesky bug bites we get during outdoor summer activities. Sometimes, they can be worse than inconvenient. Besides causing allergic reactions or being poisonous, certain bugs can transmit diseases through their bites. This will result in the bitten or stung to receive more serious medical treatment. So what’s the difference between […]

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Skin Cancer Prevention and Detection Tips

Flip the odds in your favor with early detection of skin cancer. Skin cancer is the most prevalent form of cancer in the U.S., and your chances of developing this potentially serious disease are about one in five, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. However, if you know the warning signs to look for […]

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The 5 Types of Hepatitis Explained

Millions of Americans are living with hepatitis, but only about half of them are aware of their condition. According to the World Health Organization, hepatitis types B and C are the leading causes of liver cirrhosis and liver cancer worldwide. Fortunately, such outcomes are preventable with proper medical care. Find out how to get tested […]

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Fireworks Safety And Injury Prevention Tips

Independence Day is a time for fireworks and fun with family and friends, but it’s important to celebrate safely. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that 250 Americans go to the hospital with fireworks related injuries every day in the month leading up to the Fourth of July. Everyone should learn what to do […]

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Diabetes Symptoms and Early Signs

At least 9 percent of adults in the Lone Star State suffer from diabetes. Around one-quarter of diabetics don’t know that they have the disease, according to Reader’s Digest. A person should seek medical attention if they frequently experience diabetes symptoms: 6 Early Diabetes Symptoms and Signs Diabetics tend to urinate much more often than the […]

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Beyond Concussions: Sports Injuries and Treatments

Recovering From Playing too Hard Although high school athletes are encouraged to participate in sports, there’s definitely such a thing as overdoing it. Whether they’re trying their best to make the varsity squad or simply have a passion for extracurricular activities, getting seriously hurt is easier than many young players realize. Unfortunately, the injuries that […]

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What You Need to Know About the 2018 Flu

Influenza, informally known as the flu, is one of the most virulent and pervasive diseases on the planet. The virus is capable of spreading quickly and can travel worldwide from a single vector within just a few weeks or months. Is This Year’s Flu Worse Than Usual? The flu is always widespread, reaching the CDC’s […]

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New Year, New Health Initiatives

Small lifestyle changes add up to big changes in your health. With a new year just around the corner, you might be thinking about ways to improve your health. Losing weight is a common New Year’s resolution, but there are plenty of other ways to make big changes in your health without signing up for […]

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Don’t Pass Germs at Your Holiday Dinner

Make your holiday meal memorable for the right reasons. Nothing puts a damper on the holidays like colds and other illnesses. Keep the holiday cheer going strong by staying healthy this winter. These tips from Prime Urgent Care will help you and your family keep sickness at bay so you can enjoy every day of […]

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