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Antibiotics – There is a Safe and Effective Way to Use Them

By / May 19, 2017 / / 0 Comments

    Many times, when visiting urgent care, you may be prescribed an antibiotic. While this may be very effective in your treatment, taking antibiotics incorrectly could render them useless. With this in mind, let’s review some helpful tips to get the most out of your prescription.     Complete the full course of treatment […]

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Allergy vs. Sinus Infection: This Time of the Year it’s Hard To Tell

By / May 9, 2017 / / 0 Comments

Sinus infection or Allergy? This time of the year it can be hard to tell the difference. To make matters worse, a sinus infection can intensify allergic reactions and vice versa. Both conditions have similar symptoms which might include a runny nose, fatigue and sinus pressure. Where’s the difference? Sinus infection is usually accompanied by […]

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Diagnosis and Treatment of Tick-Borne Disease

By / May 1, 2017 / / 0 Comments

Ticks are poised to more abundant this year than in several decades. The past couple of weeks, we’ve written about the explosion in the tick population set to take place this spring and summer and tips on how to prevent tick bites. This week, we will focus on the symptoms and treatment of tick bites. […]

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Tick Bite Prevention

By / April 24, 2017 / / 0 Comments

Last week we wrote about the potential for a particularly large outbreak of black-legged ticks and the related incidence of Lyme’s disease. The Hudson Valley is poised for the worst tick season in decades this year. Today, we will focus on tips to prevent tick bites. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention […]

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Look Out! Tick Season Poised to be Highest in Years

By / April 17, 2017 / / 0 Comments

Spring is here and so are the ticks! This year, be extra careful because the tick population should be booming and it’s all related to the white-footed mouse. The black-legged tick is a carrier of Lyme’s disease and one of its favorite places to hang out are on white-footed mice. These mice are the perfect […]

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Camp and Sports Physical Basics

By / March 30, 2017 / / 0 Comments

Even if there is snow on the ground, it’s not too early to be thinking about sports and camp physicals. Most leagues and camps require physicals to determine if there are any issues that may interfere with your child’s participation. So what does a sport/camp physical include? 1. Vitals screening – we’ll check your child’s […]

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Urgent Care 101

By / March 23, 2017 / / 0 Comments

  While urgent care centers are popping up all over, many people have still not visited this type of medical facility. They have all sorts of names: urgent care, walk-in clinic, immediate care, so what exactly should you expect? What is Urgent Care – Urgent care is the option between your primary care and the […]

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Surprise! Did You See That Medical Bill Coming?

By / March 15, 2017 / , / 0 Comments

Do you know someone who has experienced the following scenario? You twist your ankle on the weekend, and the doctors are all closed. You find a hospital ER in your network and you’re off to the emergency room. Months later, two bills arrive. One is from the out-of-network radiologist who read the X-rays and the […]

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Sunny Days are Ahead – Daylight Savings Time is Here Again

By / March 11, 2017 / / 0 Comments

Ah, Daylight Savings Time (DST), further proof that society is a slave to the clock. It’s remarkable to think that nearly 100% of the nation moves their entire lives forward one hour. It’s quite an accomplishment considering that billions of dollars, countless person-hours and tons of research have only reduced the number of smokers in […]

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Hep B Vaccine 101

By / March 10, 2017 / , / 0 Comments

  Many of you are familiar with the term “Hep B” vaccination. You may have needed one for work or travel. So what exactly is “Hep B” or Hepatitis B vaccine? Hepatitis B is a liver infection caused by the Hep B virus. Blood or other bodily fluids may transmit it the Hep B virus […]

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