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Urgent Care Awareness Month 2022

Support Your Local Urgent Care

May is national Urgent Care Awareness Month, a celebration and acknowledgment of the fast growing industry and the people who work there. Urgent Cares across the country are the ideal choice for people who can’t afford to go to the ER or hospital, and honestly they are lifesavers for reducing the amount of patients in hospitals and ERs. HealthCARE Express is here to educate you about why urgent...

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What Happens During a Sports Physical

Sport Physicals 101

We have all experienced a yearly check-up, aka yearly physical, where the doctor checks your weight, height, funny bone, etc. Ok, maybe not your funny bone–on purpose, but they do check all the necessities of ensuring you’re healthy. So, what’s the point of getting a sports physical if you’ve already done your yearly examination? Well, for one, most schools won’t let a student participate in a ...

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The Flu & The Common Cold - What Is The Difference

Am I Sick With A Cold Or The Flu?

Cold and Flu season has started and unfortunately, chances are you will get sick. Americans will report over 1 billion colds as well as report over 36 million cases of the flu. That’s about 3 colds per person and just about 10% of the population getting the flu! That’s a lot of sickness. It is easier to treat our bodies when we know what is affecting us. With that said, do you know the differen...

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When To Keep Your Child Home From School

Kids Get Sick As parents, we know one thing is certain about our children. They are going to get sick. When our tiny humans come to us, they are basically blank slates. That is why we need to teach them everything. Well, our children’s immune systems are also blank slates. Our children are more apt to get sick because their little bodies have not been exposed to all of the viruses and bacteria...

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Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween Time

Spooky season is upon us and that means candy, cavities, and above all, caution. Halloween can be an exciting time when your little monsters can dress up and create lasting memories. At HealthCARE Express we want to help ensure the health and wellness of your child, even outside of our clinics. To keep your family safe during the trick or treat hours, please follow these tips. 10 Tips For A Sa...

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Flu Shots - How The Flu Vaccine Helps

Flu Season Fall is here. Leaves are falling, school is in session, and holidays are being prepped. It’s also that time of the year again where we are entering flu season. Generally, the flu will affect between 9 million and 45 million people in the United States. Although the flu did not affect many people in 2020 due to COVID and COVID protocols, the flu has not gone away. If you are like mos...

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Different Types of COVID-19 Tests

It’s now the end of September 2021 and COVID-19 is definitely a household name. The topic of COVID-19 continues to dominate news stations, social media, and conversations in general. By this point, we all know what COVID-19 is and we likely know the symptoms...but what do you do if you actually have symptoms? What do you do if you don’t have symptoms but were exposed to someone with COVID-19? T...

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Spider Bites

We have gotten through Summer and are now coming into Fall. The weather is nicer and it makes all of us want to go out and explore more, take more bike rides, and spend more time playing in our yards. Everyone, including spiders. Spiders are most active during the end of Summer and throughout Fall. Although most spiders are harmless to humans, bites from spiders can be painful, irritating, and ...

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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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