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Is it Covid-19, a Cold, or Allergies? May 1st, 2022

Symptoms like cough, sore throat, and runny or stuffy nose are commonly experienced by people who have Covid-19, a cold, or allergies. Knowing what illness you have is important to understand how to prevent the spread and your treatment options. At Rapid City Healthcare in Irving, Texas, the urgent care...

When Your Child's Cut Might Need Stitches Apr 6th, 2022

There’s nothing quite as panic-inducing as seeing blood coming from a nick or scrape on your child. It can be enough to send you into a full-fledged freak-out that makes you want to rush to urgent care. You also know, though, that you need to stay as calm as possible...

January, Cervical Health Awareness Jan 11th, 2022

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month. Visit NCCC to learn more. Get involved and make a difference! http://ow.ly/MdJb30760xc During Cervical Health Month in January ASHA is offering a free download of the fact sheet Ten Things to Know About HPV. Get yours today. http://ow.ly/VKdY307APzi Not one single woman ever needs...

What Are the Benefits of Primary Care? Jan 11th, 2022

There are many benefits of primary care. Primary care providers can: - Help you navigate the healthcare system and coordinate communication with other healthcare professionals- Provide individualized care where they understand your unique medical history- Provide chronic disease management, including the monitoring of chronic conditions and preventing unnecessary complications from...

What Is Croup? Dec 17th, 2021

Croup is an inflammation of the vocal cords (larynx) and windpipe (trachea). It causes difficulty breathing, a barking cough, and a hoarse voice. The cause is usually a virus, often parainfluenza virus. Other causes include allergies and reflux. Croup often starts out like a cold. But then the vocal cords...

What Is a Chest Cold (Acute Bronchitis)? Dec 17th, 2021

A chest cold occurs when the airways of the lungs swell and produce mucus in the lungs. That's what makes you cough. A chest cold, often called acute bronchitis, lasts less than 3 weeks and is the most common type of bronchitis. Causes Acute bronchitis is usually caused by a...

Why Are Vaccines Important? Nov 12th, 2021

Vaccines are important because they protect you against many diseases. These diseases can be very serious. So getting immunity from a vaccine is safer than getting immunity by being sick with the disease. And for a few vaccines, getting vaccinated can actually give you a better immune response than getting...

What Usually Causes a Fever? Nov 12th, 2021

Fever occurs when a part of the brain called the hypothalamus shifts the set point of your normal body temperature upward. When this happens, you may feel chilled and add layers of clothing, or you may start shivering to generate more body heat. This eventually results in a higher body...