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holiday safety guide

How To Have a Safe Holiday At Home

Keep Your Holiday Celebration At Home – Not With Us! The holidays are supposed to be a time for family and friends, but some people end up spending it with strangers – medical professionals. According to a report in Quartz, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recorded 1,700 holiday-related emergency room visits from 2011 to 2015. […]

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strep throat

Is that Tingle a Sore Throat, or is it Strep?

Know the signs of strep – it’s not just a cold! It’s cold season again, and that means that runny noses and sore throats are about to be the norm. But sometimes a cold is not just a cold. In fact, if you were exposed to the bacterial cause; you may have strep throat! Strep […]

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Washing Hands

Can Hand-Washing Really Prevent the Flu?

Beating Winter Bugs via Good Hygiene Flu season is here. Soon, unlucky people everywhere will be coughing, sneezing, aching and wishing they were back at work instead of stuck in bed with a fever and Netflix. The influenza virus is an unforgiving bug that can strike anyone, and it’s lurking all around us. It’s not […]

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back to school safety tips

The Most Important Safety Tips for Back to School

The back-to-school season is stressful for kids and parents alike. As you tackle the back-to-school process, remember to review safety tips with your kids, too. Here are six simple safety tips designed to keep your kids happy and healthy this school year. Review Contact Essentials If your kids are in elementary or middle school, take […]

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staying hydrated

Why It’s So Important to Stay Hydrated

Protect Your Body with Plenty of Fluids to Stay Healthy Everyone’s heard that the human body is made up mostly of water, but few people really think about what that means in terms of hydration. Maybe you think your mom was nagging you to drink water for no reason or maybe you prefer tea, soda […]

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How to Determine the Level of Care You Need

Determining Your Level of Care: Urgent Care vs. ER There are a number of options for healthcare in any given city. When you or someone you love is having a health problem, you will need to assess the situation to determine that option for care might be best. The three general choices are an urgent-care […]

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sparklers

Our List of the Most Important Summer Safety Tips

Enjoying the season without mishaps Barbecues, pool parties, trips to the park and long evenings in the backyard promise a summer full of fun, but such iconic activities can hide unpleasant hazards. To ensure a season free from accidents, practice these smart safety tips. Fight Back Against Bugs Ticks and mosquitoes may carry diseases, and […]

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copperheads

Tending to Animal and Insect Bites: Tips for Urgent Care

Insect bites are most commonly just a minor nuisance, but they can occasionally lead to more serious issues. Learning how to manage insect bites involves educating yourself on the various threats, making sure an allergic reaction isn’t taking place and watching the bite to ensure healing is occurring. The Scary Threats: Which Unwanted Creatures are […]

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laceration repair

Laceration Repair: Closing the Wound

A Guide for Laceration Care Lacerations and other minor injuries often seem worse than they are, so knowing when to seek medical attention isn’t always easy. Every situation is different, but having an awareness over basic rules for first aid will help you make the right decision in a high-stress situation. Right After the Cut: […]

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allergies

Allergies Got the Best of You? Here are Some Tips to Help You Manage

Take Control of the Texas Allergy Season What you think is a late winter cold might just be early spring allergies! With warmer temperatures arriving early in east Texas this year, Pearland patients are already dropping by Prime Urgent Care to seek treatment for their watery eyes, runny noses and congested coughs. Trees are currently […]

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