Due to center patient volume, we are experiencing longer than normal wait times at our Urgent Care Locations.
Due to center patient volume, we are experiencing longer than normal wait times at our Urgent Care Locations.

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The Truth About Ivermectin

We need to take a moment and actually have a talk about Ivermectin and its effects on not only the COVID-19 pandemic but also the effects it has on the human body. To get straight to the point, Ivermectin has not been authorized nor approved as a treatment or prevention against COVID-19. The medication is used to treat viral infections both inside and outside of the body. Ivermectin is safe to ...

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Return to School, Return of Lice

Back to School For many of us, it’s been over a year since our children have returned to in-person school. Although our children are thrilled about returning to their teachers & friends, there is something else that is also thrilled about the kids returning to school. That something is lice. Pediculus humanus capitis is the scientific name given to these blood-sucking parasites that infest the...

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COVID-19 Delta in Oklahoma

5 Things You Should Know About COVID-19 Delta Variant

As many of you know, a newer strain of COVID-19 is sweeping across Oklahoma, and the United States. Right when things start to feel a little “normal,” we are reminded that this pandemic is not nearly over. Oklahoma officials say that although about 45% of Oklahomans are vaccinated, it isn’t enough to stop the spread of the delta variant. With over 530 cases per day in Oklahoma County alone, and...

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Maybe It's Not Just a Cold...

Watch Out for RSV!

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is an illness that normally presents itself in the winter season, but this year has proven to be different. According to the CDC, in the southern states, RSV has had an increase in number of cases early in the year. Even though RSV usually just presents itself with the symptoms of a cold – if it shows any symptoms at all – it can be dangerous.   RSV usually on...

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Summer has Arrived!

The Importance of Skin Protection

Hot weather is here, and with it comes days spent outside at the pool, lake, beach or doing other outdoor activities. As the body’s largest organ, our skin has a big job and it’s important to keep it protected from the harmful UV rays of the sun. This can help prevent skin cancer as well as overall damage to the skin that can cause wrinkles, sagging, sunspots, and other signs of damage and prem...

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Stay Safe on the Job

Workplace Safety Starts with Awareness

Today’s workplaces are safer than ever. Thanks to 21st-century safety features, workplace incidents are down from 10.9 incidents per 100 workers in 1972 to 2.8 per 100 in 2019 (source: OSHA). Staying educated and aware is key to continued workplace safety.  What contributes to employee injuries on the job?   In a nutshell, work-related injuries are any injury, illness, or condition you suffer...

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Burn Safety at HealthCARE Express

Close to half a million people go to the emergency department every year with burn injuries. Burns are damage to the skin caused by heat, chemicals, electricity, radiation, or the sun. Most burns happen accidentally. At HealthCARE Express, we can help determine the severity, or degree, of a burn based on the depth of the burn and the amount of affected skin. Burns can be painful and left untrea...

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Flu vs COVID-19!

Flu season is upon us. The best way to avoid the flu, and its possible complications, is to get the annual flu vaccine! The strain of flu that is prevalent each year can vary, and the body’s immunities deteriorate over time, so it is important to get the shot yearly.  Along with the problematic COVID-19 still running amok, this year’s flu season can prove to be potentially dangerous, especia...

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Get Your New Year Wellness Visit!

The New Year is almost here, so you should come to HealthCARE Express to get your wellness visits!       Early detection and prevention are the best way to overcome illness! You can schedule wellness visits for the whole family with your primary care provider, or you can all drop by HealthCARE Express— no appointment necessary!  Wellness visits are extremely important to make sure you are as ...

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Stomach Bug Season is Here!

While it is often referred to as “stomach flu,” viral gastroenteritis isn’t related to the flu at all. Gastroenteritis is often caused by rotavirus or norovirus. These viruses cause inflammation of the stomach and/or intestines, which can cause the symptoms normally associated with the stomach virus: Diarrhea Vomiting Nausea Stomach and abdominal pain Fever Headaches and body aches Th...

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