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5 Foods That Will Fuel Your Body

Have you ever thought about how many food options we have in the U.S.? We have thousands of fast food restaurants, hundreds of cereals, and more flavors of ice cream than most people can imagine. Unfortunately, most of these foods don’t fuel our bodies. In fact, they do the exact opposite! Many of the foods […]

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WHAT IS A CAMP OR SPORTS PHYSICAL?

School’s out, which means your child is probably anxiously waiting for summer camps or sports to get started. It also means it’s time to schedule a camp or sports physical. What is a Camp or Sports Physical? A camp or sports physical, also called a pre-participation physical examination (PPE), is a wellness exam given by […]

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How To Keep Your Eyes Healthy This Summer

The summer months are an excellent time of year to focus on our health. Not only should physical and mental health take priority, but our eye health as well. With increased exposure to the sun, we must be proactive in protecting our eyes.   Avoid ultraviolet (UV) rays. To help avoid the harmful UV rays […]

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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 […]