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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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Keep Cool: Avoiding Dehydration This Summer

With average temperatures in the south hovering in the 90s during the summer months, many of us are no stranger to dehydration. Dehydration is when your body loses or uses more fluid than you take in. If you don’t watch out for the warning signs and rehydrate before it becomes severe, dehydration can have long-term effects on your health. What causes dehydration? Excessive sweating is a commo...

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Take Charge of Your Health with Free Annual Wellness Visits

When it comes to your health, it’s never too early to take preventive measures. One way you can keep a pulse on your health is to schedule a yearly wellness visit at HealthCARE Express. Covered by Medicare and most health insurance providers, annual wellness visits give you an opportunity to have an in-depth conversation with a doctor about your health. Medicare and most insurance providers co...

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Sports Physicals

Making Sure Your Athlete Stays Safe On the Field

Is your child planning to play organized sports or join a physical activity like marching band or drill team? If so, their school or organization may require a yearly sports physical. HealthCARE Express offers sports physicals for $35 and EKGs for an additional $25—no appointment needed!   Why are sports physicals important? Sports physicals can play a huge role in your student athlete’s health...

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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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Healthy Hormones with BioTE

Hormones are your body’s chemical messengers. They help to regulate processes in the body like hunger, blood pressure, and sexual desire. Over time, the body can start producing less of these hormones, which can result in some undesirable symptoms.  This leads many to consider hormone replacement therapy.    5 Reasons to Consider Hormone Replacement Therapy  1. You are experiencing symptom...

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A Sore Subject: Strep Throat

Strep throat is a bacterial infection caused by group A streptococcus bacteria. This bacteria dwells in the nose and back of the throat, but it doesn’t always cause illness. It shows up most commonly in children and young adults. It is normally a very minor infection, but it can cause serious complications if left untreated. Strep throat is highly contagious. Due to where the bacteria lives in ...

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Travel and COVID-19 Testing

Some travel destinations or airlines are requiring you to get tested for COVID-19 before your flight!  In fact, here are a couple of things you need or need to know before you can fly: Documentation of a negative COVID-19 test. If you have had COVID within the past three months, you will require the results of a negative test a signed letter from your healthcare provider on official letter...

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Flu Virus on Toys

Flu season is in full swing, so it’s best you start taking precautions to keep your whole family flu-free!  The influenza virus can live on hard surfaces for up to 24 hours, including your child’s plastic toys. Children are extra-susceptible to catching the virus, so it’s smart to disinfect their toys regularly to keep them healthy. If you have one sick child and want to keep the other from ca...

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