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Strep Throat 101: How to prevent and manage a case of strep throat

Strep throat is usually a symptom of another medical condition that can make your daily routine harder. Having strep throat usually comes with moderate to even intense throat pain or soreness and may cause significant respiratory irritation. Thankfully, strep throat is usually temporary can be easily addressed at home, according to the Mayo Clinic. Doctors …

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Vaccinations Basics: What you should know and how they help boost immunity

Vaccinations have been making headlines since measles outbreaks across the country have started to grow. National outbreaks began in Washington state and have gained greater traction across the U.S. However, anti-vaccination messaging and the spread of misinformation on vaccinations has caused leading healthcare experts to quell dangerous anti-vaxxing messages. Per NBC News, Arthur Caplan head …

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How does Obesity impact Overall Health? What should patients do to manage their obesity?

Obesity is one of the most prevalent diseases in the United States and can be significantly impactful on certain communities and demographic groups. Obesity is the clinical term for when a person is overweight, based on body mass index (BMI). According to the CDC, obesity impacts roughly 93 million adults in the U.S which equates …

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Public Health Updates to be Aware of: February 2019 Edition

At Instant Urgent Care, we want to keep you in the loop about important public health updates prevalent to Santa Clara county and California as a whole. Healthcare risks, diseases, and illness prevalence can dramatically chance over the span of a month as seasonal illnesses, injuries, and other ailments become more or less apparent in …

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Common Urgent Care/Public Health Myths Explained: Part One

People are sharing more health-related information than ever on the internet. Whether it is through social media or another medium, adults are connecting and exchanging all sorts of healthcare updates, news, and stories they have heard. While being a more proactive healthcare consumer is generally good, misinformation can get shared quickly if people don’t fact …

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American Heart Month: How to effectively prevent and manage heart disease

February is American Heart Month: a national awareness campaign where healthcare organizations, advocacy groups, and communities across the country promote awareness about heart disease. In addition, healthcare providers both local and national aim to promote the best types of preventive care and lifestyle changes that enhance a person’s heart health. Currently, the U.S. is in …

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