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When should you consider getting an STD test?

It may sometimes be unclear if you need to get a test, screening, or exam for a potential sexually transmitted disease (STD) or sexually transmitted infection (STI). That is because contracting an STI doesn’t always lead to an STD. Simply put, an STI is just the infection of a virus and doesn’t always lead to

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First Aid Basics for Unexpected Minor Injuries

Injuries will happen in your lifetime. They can occur more often at certain jobs or around the house. No matter what, always be prepared for an injury and how to address it immediately. Taking precautions, being alert, and having the right tools in place to prevent an injury can significantly reduce your chances of getting

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How to Properly Manage and Screen Chronic Diseases

If you currently have a chronic disease, or at risk of developing one, then you are not alone. Roughly 60 percent of the US population lives with at least one chronic disease such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, asthma, or a related condition. The good news is that chronic diseases are easy to manage when patients

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The (Additional) Health Benefits of Primary Care

Most people think of their annual physical when the term “primary care” comes up. While it’s true that primary care providers perform annual physicals for their patients, it is important to know that these providers provide other additional healthcare services. Primary care physicians can provide additional health and wellness screenings, preventive exams, and administer seasonal

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How to Spot and Prevent Factors of Opioid Addiction

Opioid addiction in the United States has taken a dramatic turn for the worse in recent years. According to the CDC, an average of 130 die each day from opioid overdose. The current opioid crisis has grown to an alarming scale and includes this jarring statistic: 68 percent of the 70,000 drug overdose deaths in

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How to Choose Urgent Care over the Emergency Room

Injuries and illnesses happen at the most inopportune times. Whether it is at work, home, or somewhere else, an unexpected medical event requires either urgent care or an emergency room (ER). Before going straight to the ER you should always consider when to use an urgent care center over an ER in a hospital or

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