• Urgent Care – Flu Season

    Urgent Care – Flu Season

    What is the Flu? The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by the Influenza virus. This virus can be mild or severe, potentially leading to hospitalization or even death. Flu season in the U.S. extends from the fall through the winter months – typically beginning in October and lasting as late as May. Flu

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  • Dizziness in Urgent Care

    Dizziness in Urgent Care

    Michelle Pastula, Physician Assistant – Hellertown, PA Dizziness, along with chest pain and fatigue, is one of the top reasons for a visit to urgent care. Often times, unnecessary testing such as electrocardiograms, blood work, and glucometry are ordered to determine a diagnosis. The need for these tests can be eliminated with a thorough patient

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  • Back-to-School Injuries

    Back-to-School Injuries

    Danielle Connor – Regional Radiology Manager While back-to-school season introduces a sense of excitement among children, it also introduces the rapid spread of infections and even injuries. One of the most common back-to-school injuries during activities like gym class, athletics, and recess is fractures – many of which are avoidable with proper precaution. Be sure

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  • Tick Tips

    Tick Tips

    Amanda Gillio DNP, CRNP, FNP-BC Summertime has fully arrived and so have the ticks! April through September is when ticks are in their most active state, but it is important to be cautious as tick exposure can occur year-round. Knowing how to protect yourself is very important as tick-borne diseases can lead to serious complications.

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  • Tick Prevention

    Tick Prevention

    Nicole Amell, LPN, Clinical Lead Tick prevention doesn’t have to mean avoiding wooded or grassy areas altogether. Nicole Amell, LPN shares her advice on tick bites to help you and your family spend more time outdoors without the worry. Top Five Tick Prevention Tips: Wear long sleeves and long pants tucked into socks or shoes.

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  • Hypertension | Understanding New Treatment Guidelines

    Hypertension | Understanding New Treatment Guidelines

    Rosalind Kaplan, MD Hypertension (high blood pressure) is one of the most common medical problems in adult patients worldwide. In the U.S., hypertension affects about 50% of people 60-69 years old and about 75% of people over 70.  Worldwide, about 40% of people between the ages of 35 and 70 have high blood pressure, but

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  • Spring Rashes: Beware!

    Spring Rashes: Beware!

    Hazel Bluestein, MD, CMO Contact Dermatitis is a common skin rash or allergic reaction caused by an individual’s exposure to certain substances. This type of rash occurs more frequently in the spring and summer, as we begin to spend more time outdoors in the presence of numerous irritants and poisonous plant-life. An irritant’s direct contact

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  • Antibiotic Use in Upper Respiratory Infections

    Antibiotic Use in Upper Respiratory Infections

    Rosalind Kaplan, MD, FACP Health care providers in the United States are working to correct a long-standing problem in caring for patients with respiratory infections, including ear infections, sinus infections, sore throats, bronchitis, and ‘the common cold.’ It is apparent that, for years, antibiotics have been frequently prescribed for these ailments, and more frequently than

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  • Tower Health Announces Agreement to Acquire Premier Urgent Care

    Tower Health Announces Agreement to Acquire Premier Urgent Care

    Tower Health and Premier Urgent Care today announced that they have signed an asset purchase agreement for Tower Health to acquire Premier’s nineteen urgent care locations that will expand Tower Health’s network of urgent care facilities throughout its service area. When the transaction closes later this fall, Tower Health will become the largest provider of

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