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Free Falling Into Flu Season

When you think of winter what all comes to mind? Holiday parties, family gatherings, baking pies and decorating cookies are a few of my winter favorites. This time of year, brings a lot of sweet memories made and also a lot of germs shared. As a health care worker at an urgent care, winter time […]

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Hurricane Matthew Friday UPDATE

Good morning Georgia! Two updates to the list below – Douglas will be open normal hours on Saturday Waycross will be CLOSED Saturday. Valdosta may close early today – A decision will be confirmed this afternoon and communicated at that time. We will continue to update as needed. Be safe out there!   Thursday October […]

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Red Wine Benefits That Will Have You Celebrating

If you’re one of the millions of people who enjoy a glass of wine with dinner, you’re in luck – especially if you prefer red wine. Years of research and studies have shown that moderate, daily consumption can reap you the perks you’ve heard so much about in the news. And although you may be familiar with […]

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Mythbuster: Common Heart Health Misconceptions

With so much information flowing through the Internet and across countless social media sites, it’s easy to get confused as to which heart health news may be more myth than actual reality. What was good is now bad, and what was bad is now not quite as bad, or actually even good for you? It’s difficult to […]

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March is National Brain Injury Awareness Month

Though primarily known for the shift to Daylight Savings Time, St. Patrick’s Day, and finally signaling the long-awaited start of spring, you should know that March is also National Brain Injury Awareness month. Every year in the U.S. over one million people suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI) of some kind, and they stem from a surprisingly […]

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What We Know About the Zika Virus

As you’ve more that likely heard by now, a relatively recent outbreak of the mosquito-borne Zika virus is making its way around South America, mostly in the country of Brazil. The virus is actually not new, as it was first discovered and identified in the late 1940’s in Uganda. Since then there have been subsequent small outbreaks on […]

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Heartburn Drug Warning: Link to Kidney Disease?

If you’re one of the growing number of Americans suffering from heartburn these days, you may also be one the millions of people taking some type of medication to treat or prevent it. While there is more than one way to medically combat heartburn, one of the leading methods is utilizing what’s known as a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) […]

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Easy Ways to Help Fight Seasonal Allergies March 14, 2016

A lot of different traits can run in families, such as hair color, height, or an increased likelihood of having twins. Something else that can be passed down from generation to generation? Seasonal allergies. Genetics play a starring role in what you may or may not be allergic to during your life, so unfortunately it’s actually […]

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3 Simple Ways to Help Maintain Your Eye Health

Eye health is something that most people don’t really think about too often, and as a result we tend to take our vision for granted. If you wear prescription eyeglassesor contact lenses, you may already have a small idea of how difficult life could be if you were to completely lose your vision – especially if […]

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5 Eye-Opening Reasons You’re Still Feeling Tired

If you find yourself feeling a bit tired during the day, your first thought is probably that you simply didn’t get a good night’s sleep. Granted, chances are that is more than likely the problem, too, since the U.S. as a whole runs low on quality rest. So you start going to bed earlier, put away […]

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Diabetes Warning Signs Can Start Showing Up Early

As with many medical conditions, there are several diabetes warning signs your body will show in the early stages of the disease. Unfortunately the catch is that many of these indicators come on gradually and may be too subtle to notice, written off as just “getting older” or “too much stress,” mistakenly attributed to some other medical […]

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Myths About Motivation: What Doesn’t Work

Not everyone looking to drop a few pounds and get into better shape needs outside motivation, but some of us do. So we’ve tried the encouraging phrases taped to a bathroom mirror. We’ve tried the inspirational (and heavily retouched magazine photos on a refrigerator door. Heck, we’ve even tried the smart phone app that sends us […]