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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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Rockstar of the Week: Tonya Traylor

Many people born or thrust into adversity do not rise above it. But there are some who take the challenges life has presented to them and flourish. HealthCARE Express’ Tonya Traylor, is one of those people.   One of eight children, Tonya intimately knows struggle. “I think, more than anything, my parents wanted to provide the best for us,” Tonya remarked fondly. Her father worked at Red Rive...

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Some Things Can't Wait

What Can Happen if Minor Injuries or Health Issues are Left Untreated

  Don’t put off your essential care due to fear of COVID-19! Left untreated, many minor injuries or illnesses can develop into something much more serious. This is doubly true for chronic illnesses that are not being treated properly. Here is what could happen if common injuries or illnesses are left untreated:  Untreated Sprain: Untreated sprains can lead to chronic joint instability an...

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Our COVID-19 Stance

Don't Put Off Your Wellness. Your Health is Essential!

It is important to us that you know you are safe in our clinics and that visiting will not put you at risk of exposure. All patients with COVID-19 symptoms are tested outside of the clinic and remain in their vehicles to minimize the risk of infection for other patients and staff. Don’t put off your essential care due to fear of COVID-19. If you require refills of essential medicat...

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ER vs Urgent Care for COVID-19

  During this time of crisis, emergency rooms across the country are being flooded with patients displaying mild symptoms fearing they have been infected with COVID-19. To keep our local ERs from becoming overwhelmed, HealthCARE Express is trying to inform our communities that we have three ways we can help out.  First, we would like to let our communities know that our clinics are still op...

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The Grown-Up's Chicken Pox

I’m sure you’ve all heard that once you get chicken pox you’ll never get it again, and while that’s true if you came down with chickenpox in the past it’s possible that you may eventually find yourself with a case of shingles. Shingles is most common in the elderly but can develop in children and young people if they have had chickenpox. The chickenpox virus stays dormant in your body even afte...

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Easy Ways to be a Germ Fighting Superstar!

Try as we might, it’s almost impossible to avoid getting sick. Too many people don’t know how to properly prevent the spread of germs and disease, so sickness spreads easily between people at work and school. There are ways to lessen the spread of germs, though! Follow these tips and you can (hopefully) avoid taking a sick day and missing out on those precious moments with the family: Stay h...

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Sports Injuries

Around 1.5 million student athletes suffer from sports-related injuries every year and are taken to various emergency and urgent care departments in the US. The sport that does the most damage to those playing it, though, is often football. People who play football risk more than just shoulder and knee injuries that are common in most sports. The forceful physical contact that is used in footba...

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We Don't Kiss and Tell... But Mono Does

Infectious mononucleosis, or simply “mono,” is a disease most commonly associated with teenagers and young adults. This is due to the stigma of mono being the “kissing disease.” It’s called this because it is transmitted through infected people’s saliva, so it is possible to contract it through kissing. Despite its nickname, though, it is far more common for people to get mono through sharing d...

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