preventive care

Vaccine Fast Facts 101: What You Should Know

Vaccines are incredibly important for developing young children’s immune system against infectious diseases and for improving immunity from dangerous viruses and bacteria. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) explain that vaccinations are necessary for children and young adults (13-18) to develop immunity from diseases including measles, rubella, mumps, tetanus, and hepatitis. Without these key vaccinations the …

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STD Testing Basics: When to Get Screened

Most adults will require an STD (sexually transmitted disease) test or screening throughout their life. In 2017, nearly 2.2 million adults reported cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis as more cases of these STD grew year-to-year. Additionally, most adults that are sexually active already have a high risks of contracting at least one STD in …

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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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