Why You Should Undergo Periodic STD Testing

Your sexual health is a critical part of your overall health, playing just as important a role as a well-balanced diet, drinking enough water and getting enough sleep. The most effective way to know if you have any sexually transmitted diseases or infections is by undergoing periodic testing at your local walk-in urgent care center. …

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When Should I Visit Urgent Care with Strep Throat?

A sore throat can be a symptom of many things, including a cold, the flu or other viral infections. Strep throat is a bacterial infection that requires antibiotics to treat. Learning the symptoms of strep throat can be critical in making sure you receive the right care and avoid complications.  What is strep throat? Strep …

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What You Should Know About Vaping 

Introduced in the mid-2000s as a healthier alternative to smoking cigarettes, vaping has been in the news recently as mysterious new illnesses have been appearing that are thought to be linked to the practice. In King County, six cases of vaping-related respiratory infections have been diagnosed in recent months, bringing the total across the state …

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The Difference Between the Flu & Vaping-Related Illness

Flu season is underway, and some patients are experiencing additional complications: illnesses deriving from the use of vape pens and e-cigarettes are diagnosed every day, with over 800 confirmed cases in the United States. Some of these sudden-onset illnesses share symptoms with the flu, leading to misdiagnosis and incorrect treatment. If you regularly vape or use …

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