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The Key Differences Between Retail Clinics and Urgent Care Centers

If you have ever been in a major retailer, pharmacy chain, or a similar store then you likely have seen a “retail clinic.” For the most part, retail clinics aim to provide convenient and affordable healthcare services to shoppers while they’re already shopping or running an errand. A retail clinic may be good for an …

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Vaping Healthcare Risks for Teens and Youth:

As you may have heard, “vaping” or the consumption of e-cigarettes is growing immensely in popularity among teenagers and young adults. Nearly 11 percent of high school seniors, 8 percent of 10th graders, and 3.5 percent of eighth-graders have tried e-cigarettes or frequently use e-cigarettes, according to data gathered by Yale School of Medicine. These …

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A 2019 Chronic Care Checklist: Prevent and Screen Regularly!

2019 has just started, but it may be time to start thinking about the best ways to prevent or treat a chronic disease. Nearly six out of ten Americans have at least one chronic condition, according to the CDC. This means that every person has a significant risk of developing a chronic condition. Chronic diseases …

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When should you use an Urgent Care over the Emergency Room?

Injuries, illnesses, and other unexpected medical events can derail your normal life. In most instances, you’ll want and need medical treatment ASAP for whatever your ailment is. But most people may have trouble deciding when their medical situation is “urgent” or a full-on “medical emergency.” These terms confuse many patients requiring healthcare services since they …

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