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CENTRIC URGENT CARE BLOG

4 Things You Can Do to Reduce Your Risk of Heart Disease

April 2, 2020

Between the risks and costs associated with heart disease, it is vital to take charge of you and your family's heart health early on. Here are four ways to keep yourself and your loved ones healthy:

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How to Distinguish Between Various Bug Bites and Stings?

March 26, 2020

With spring having just arrived and summer right around the corner, it's likely that you and your family will be spending some more time outdoors. While all the fun of long hikes, picnics, and outdoor gatherings are fun for everyone, they also bring about a set of risks that aren't present with indoor activities. Being exposed to bug bites and stings is never fun, but it's part of the season. Many people are scared about any kind of bug bite, and usually, this is because they're not sure what kind of bites are harmless, and which ones need to be taken more seriously. Here's our quick list of some simple steps you can take to distinguish between various bug bites and stings.

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What To Do When Exercise Becomes Injury

March 19, 2020

Sometimes exercise turns into overexerting. This can result in strains and pains related to exercise. If this happens to you or someone you know, making a visit to an urgent care center is a great idea. Not only is it one way to find relief from discomfort, it is also one way to find out exactly what is wrong. This knowledge will hopefully prevent it from happening again in the future. Here are some of the conditions that can be looked at in an urgent care when your exercise program goes bad.

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How to Understand X-Rays

March 6, 2020

Whether you've recently suffered an injury or you've been handling the ailments of a chronic condition, it can be tough to know exactly what some of your scans say about the current state of your health. X-ray results are no exception here. So what can you do to better understand your x-rays the next time you need to have them done? Here are a few simple tips to make things a bit easier on you and your family members when it comes to understanding x-rays.

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Why Is it So Important to Drink Water?

February 11, 2020

Drinking water is essential for living a healthy life. However, many people don’t have access to clean and safe drinking water. The United Nations has designated March 22nd as World Water Day to remind people of the importance of drinking water for your health. Why is drinking water so important for your health? Here’s what you need to know about drinking water and the health benefits it provides.

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5 Different Ways To Quit Smoking

February 5, 2020

What is the leading cause of cancer, ailments, and death in the United States? If you are looking for tips about quitting, you may have already arrived at the answer and it's exactly what you think: smoking. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), cigarettes are directly or indirectly responsible for one in five deaths or just under 500,000--approximately 480,000--unnecessary deaths in the U.S. per year.

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Flu -- How People Catch It, How to Identify Symptoms, And What To Do

January 21, 2020

Everyone has heard about the flu and just how nasty it can be. But many people are not sure how the illness gets caught, how to identify its symptoms, and further, what they can do about them. If you're one of these people and you're trying to stay healthy this flu season, then here's a simple guide for you to follow so you can maintain the health of you and your family in the coming months.

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Why Physical Activity is important for health and wellbeing?

January 21, 2020

With all the recent technological advancements, people are becoming more and more sedentary. This can put us at great risk for chronic illnesses and even premature death. The health benefits from exercise can help reduce these risks as well as assist us with weight loss. Here are five more reasons why physical activity is important for health and wellbeing:

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How Much Does Urgent Care Cost?

December 30, 2019

When you need medical care after your doctor’s normal business hours, you'll typically want to go to an urgent care center. But how much will it cost you in comparison to a regular doctor's appointment? According to the Urgent Care Association of America, around 3 million people each week visit urgent care centers. These centers can be a more cost-effective solution for those who have insurance as well as those who don’t. Here’s everything you need to know about urgent care costs.

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3 Ways To Treat Anxiety In Students

December 18, 2019

Everyone feels anxious at times, especially when facing a new experience where you don’t know what to expect. Across the country, students at every level deal with horrible anxiety. They are worried about class, future, family, friends, fitting in, standing out, and everything in-between. Normally, these feelings go away on their own. Around 40 million adults over the age of 18 in the U.S. suffer from anxiety disorders. If you’ve been feeling anxious for over six months, it may be time to seek anxiety treatment options. Here are three ways to help treat the symptoms of anxiety and get through your educational career with less stress.

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Does An Apple A Day ACTUALLY Keep The Doctor Away? Only If You Keep Eating Right!

November 26, 2019

When it comes to medical care, it vital that you take measures to protect yourself from unnecessary or extra urgent care center visits. Consider that even if you exercise or think you're a healthy person mentally, how you treat your body physically (through food) can play a critical role in protecting yourself from long-term health issues. A failure to follow this logic will lead you to urgent care center visits regularly. To learn more about ways to protect yourself and your health, keep reading below.

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Alzheimer's Awareness Month at Urgent Care Centers

November 20, 2019

When it comes to your health, it is important to research and find a doctor and facility that caters to your medical needs. There are numerous facilities intended to address medical problems across the country -- urgent care centers, pediatrician offices, surgeons, etc. However, depending on your medical issue, the type of medical care you need may vary. Specifically, if you suffer from Alzheimers you may require a doctor who specializes in diagnosing and treating that specific illness. For this reason, be sure to keep reading below to learn about the various benefits associated with urgent care centers in treating specific conditions and illnesses.

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5 Meaningful Things You Can Do During and After Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 30, 2019

As breast cancer awareness month comes to a close, it's easy to put the pink ribbons away and stop sharing those posts on social media. We're here to urge you not to do that. Breast cancer affects hundreds of thousands of people annually. In fact, an estimated 268,600 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in women before 2019 ends.

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How to Find the Right Family Urgent Care Center

October 18, 2019

Most parents understand the importance of choosing the right urgent care. But when they have to choose a center, they might realize they don't have all the information they need. If you recognize that selecting a center can be challenging, then it helps to educate yourself so that you are prepared when the time comes. Medical complications are a part of life, so you'll want to know what to do when a family member needs medical attention. That starts with knowing where to go when a loved one becomes ill or injured. Here are some key criteria to keep in mind when choosing the best family urgent care center for this purpose.

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How Can an Urgent Care Center Help You and Your Family

October 13, 2019

Urgent care centers are an excellent option for a wide variety of medical problems. However, knowing the different ways in which a center can help you and your family will prove crucial in deciding whether or not they are the right choice for a given circumstance. By informing yourself properly about how these facilities and their staff can assist you, you will be far more prepared to handle any situation.

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5 Benefits of Convenient Urgent Care Facilities

October 08, 2019

As a parent, it's easy to ask 'where can I find a good pediatrician near me?' and come up short. On average, children are expected to catch cold six to ten times a year, which means that you will visit a health care facility several times annually. Consider taking your children to the urgent care near you instead of emergency room services due to the following benefits.

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Common Ailments Treated at Pediatric Urgent Care Clinics

October 05, 2019

When your child becomes ill, it is the parents' responsibility to do all they can to get them the help they need. You can call your child's pediatrician, rush to the nearest emergency room, or go to the nearest Pedi Urgent Care. Here are the most common illnesses treated at pediatric urgent care clinics.

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What You Need to Know Before Choosing Emergency Care for Your Child

September 24, 2019

Everyone wants what is best for their children. When it comes to emergency care services, there are no exceptions. In the midst of an urgent medical incident, it helps to know that your child is receiving high-quality care. But even if you acknowledge the importance of locating the right care center, you may have some trouble taking the first steps to do so. There are many other people in your situation, so do not worry. By following our simple tips below, you will have the confidence to make a decision when it is time to visit an emergency care facility for your child.

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Urgent Care Vs. Emergency Room for Your Child's Illness

August 20, 2019

Most of us can tell the difference between an illness or injury that requires a trip to the emergency room at a nearby hospital, and one that can be treated at an urgent care center. But when the symptoms are impacting a child, especially a young child, it can be difficult to know what response is required. Younger children will not be as familiar with the aches, pains, and discomfort they’re experiencing, and will be less able to describe them.

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Sneak Peek Into Emergency Care; What To Expect In An Emergency Room

July 29, 2019

Any emergency is a highly stressful moment. You don't know when it will strike, but when it does, you want to know that everything is going to be alright. Today, we let you in on what to expect when you visit the emergency room so you can be prepared when you need to be.

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3 Things to Look for in Pediatric Urgent Care

July 18, 2019

Pediatrics is a branch of medicine that specializes in the health of children. When children are young, their immune systems are still developing, which may make them more susceptible to contracting diseases. On average, a child comes down with six to 10 colds a year. On the other end of the spectrum, when children are young, they are likely to heal faster if they suffer a bone fracture or some skin abrasion.

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