• February is Heart Month

    February is Heart Month

    Heart-Healthy Eating Plan Heart-healthy meal planning includes: • Eating less unhealthy fats. • Eating more healthy fats. • Making other changes in your diet. Talk with your doctor or a diet specialist (dietitian) to create an eating plan that is right for you. What is my plan? Your doctor may recommend an eating plan that

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  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

    Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

    Living With Seasonal Affective Disorder Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that is also known as the “winter blues.” It is a condition in which you feel depressed at specific times of the year. The most common times for this condition are late fall and winter. How To Manage Lifestyle Changes Managing

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  • Sports Injury Treatment: Prevention

    Sports Injury Treatment: Prevention

    Youth Ice Hockey Injuries Ice hockey is one of the fastest growing youth sports. Playing ice hockey will help you improve your fitness and coordination while having lots of fun. You will also learn skills like discipline and teamwork. But ice hockey is also a high-speed, contact sport. It can cause serious injuries. Many hockey

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  • Preventing Asthma Attacks From Indoor Allergens

    Preventing Asthma Attacks From Indoor Allergens

    Asthma and Allergies When you have asthma, it is important to know what makes your asthma symptoms worse (what triggers your asthma). When you know what triggers your asthma, you can take steps to prevent asthma attacks. You can also better control your asthma. Many things found indoors can trigger asthma, including: • Certain foods.

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  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI), Adult

    Urinary Tract Infection (UTI), Adult

    Understanding UTI A urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection of any part of the urinary tract. The urinary tract includes: The kidneys. The ureters. The bladder. The urethra. These organs make, store, and get rid of pee (urine) in the body. What Are The Causes? This is caused by germs (bacteria) in your genital

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  • Flu Prevention

    Flu Prevention

    Patricia Thomas, RN | Tower Health Urgent Care – Regional Nurse Manager Here’s Everything You Can Possibly Do to Avoid Catching (or Spreading) the Flu Get your flu shot Flu shots are $35 at Tower Health Urgent Care | Free with Medicare and Capital Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) insurances. Practice proper hand hygiene Wash

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  • Antibiotic Resistance

    Antibiotic Resistance

    Elizabeth Coyne, NP | Tower Health Urgent Care – Villanova I’m Sick and My Health Care Professional Won’t Give Me an Antibiotic – Why? Let’s Talk. Not all cold or flu symptoms – such as sinus congestion, sore throat, fever, or ear pain – need antibiotics. Most of the time, our bodies will naturally resolve

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  • Pink Eye

    Pink Eye

    Bacterial Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye) Bacterial conjunctivitis, more commonly known as pink eye, is an infection of your conjunctiva. This is the clear membrane that covers the white part of your eye and the inner part of your eyelid. This infection can make your eye: Red or pink Itchy This condition spreads easily from person to

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  • 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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