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What’s the Difference Between Urgent Care & the ER?

If you have a medical issue that you either want or need to have looked at right away, then you may not be able to schedule an appointment to see a family doctor at a time that is convenient for you. In such a case, you have two other options. You can go to the ER (Emergency Room) or you can go to a Greensboro urgent care. The following are the differences between an ER and an urgent care clinic that you should know in order to determine which you should go to. Continue reading What’s the Difference Between Urgent Care & the ER?

Lyme Disease: How to Prevent it and How to Identify it

Lyme disease can be a potentially devastating illness that is typically spread through tick bites. However, if it’s caught in time, 80 percent of people that are diagnosed with Lyme disease are able to recover fully through the use of antibiotics. The problem is that Lyme disease can be hard to identify. Although there are between 30,000 and 36,000 recorded cases of Lyme disease every year, experts believe that number is probably closer to 300,000. Continue reading Lyme Disease: How to Prevent it and How to Identify it

Back Pain Remedies

Very few people have gone through life without experiencing back pain of some sort. Back pain can be caused by all kinds of things, whether it was caused by tweaking your back during a physical activity (such as working out or even lifting something heavy) or through poor posture (from sleeping at a strange angle or spending too much time slumped over the computer). Fortunately, there are a number of back pain remedies that you can try in order to reduce back pain. The following are some of those back pain remedies: Continue reading Back Pain Remedies

Three Ways to Stop a Migraine When It First Starts

Migraines are different than normal headaches due to the fact that they are not only substantially more painful, but they can last an extremely long time. Whereas you may be able to function and go about your day to day routine with a normal headache, migraines are generally debilitating, making it impossible to do much more than just lying down. Unfortunately, the source of a migraine is still unknown. This makes migraines hard to treat. However, there are some signs to look out for that can warn you of an impending migraine. By identifying these signs, you may be able to stop it from coming on. Continue reading Three Ways to Stop a Migraine When It First Starts

What to Do if You Have the Flu

There’s nothing worse than having the flu. The flu generally results in a number of symptoms that can cause some real discomfort – and it often lasts for a week or two, thereby effectively putting you out of commission from school or work (especially since it’s quite contagious as well). Some of the symptoms that you’ll no doubt experience include coughing, fevers, headaches, achy muscles and more. If you’ve caught the flu, then the following are a few things that you can do to relieve your symptoms and to get healthy as quickly as possible. Continue reading What to Do if You Have the Flu

Signs Your Child Has the Flu

If your child comes down with the flu, you’re going to want to take the right steps in order to help alleviate their symptoms and to keep others from catching the flu as well (the flu is highly contagious after all). However, it can sometimes be difficult to identify whether a child has the flu or a simple cold since the symptoms can be similar in the beginning stages. Continue reading Signs Your Child Has the Flu

How Often Should I Have a Physical Performed?

A physical exam is basically a checkup to ensure that you’re in good health. Unfortunately, a lot of people neglect to get a physical exam because they don’t see the need to go see a doctor if they are feeling healthy. Getting a physical exam can allow doctors to identify potential health problems, which in turn gives you a better chance of dealing with those problems before they grow worse. Continue reading How Often Should I Have a Physical Performed?

Spring Sports Physicals Are Closer Than You Think

The spring season marks the beginning of the sports season for many student athletes. Some of the most popular spring sports include baseball, tennis and lacrosse. Of course, spring is also when many adult sports leagues start up as well. Because of this, anyone who is planning on beginning a sport in the spring should get a spring sports physical at our MEDIQ Urgent Care clinic in Greensboro. Continue reading Spring Sports Physicals Are Closer Than You Think

How to Tell If You Need Stitches

Experiencing a cut or gash of any kind can be extremely painful, but it can sometimes be difficult to judge how serious the wound is. A small cut often doesn’t require professional medical attention. You can just treat it yourself by treating the bleeding with direct pressure, then washing the wound with cold water to prevent infections. Once you’ve washed it, you can cover it with a band-aid or gauze and it should heal itself over time. However, if the wound is bad, you may need to get stitches. Continue reading How to Tell If You Need Stitches