All by Admin

Mosquitoes, Wasps, And Spiders, Oh My!

May 30, 2018

As temperatures climb from spring into summer across North Texas, insects become more plentiful – joining us to welcome the warm sunshine. While 95 percent of the insects that surround us are harmless and often considered beneficial, unfortunately there are a few that can bite and sting. Many insects call Texas – a state known for its rugged, `wide-open spaces – home and can be found ...

Take Care of Your Young Athlete

With the school season now underway, many children and teens are participating in a wide variety of organized sports. However, with this participation comes the potential for injury. An estimated 30 million children and teens are involved in organized sports across the U.S. with an estimated 3.5 million sports-related injuries for children ages 14 and under occurring, according to ...

Stay Mosquito Aware this West Nile Virus Season

August 29, 2017

,

Denton County Public Health recently reported the third human case of West Nile Fever this season. The first was reported in July. The second was reported in early August with a third case, this time in Flower Mound, reported on Aug. 28. Last year, the West Nile Virus became more prolific in the last week of August and early September, according to county records. The season typically runs ...

Back to School: Time to Book Your Child’s Physicals

It’s hard to believe the summer break for many area students is almost over. Practices for many major sports begin in early August. Rehearsals for band, cheerleading and other extracurricular activities also resume in preparation for the 2017-2018 school year. In North Texas, students will spend time outdoors at the height of the summer season with temperatures climbing into the high 90s ...

Tis the Season for Bugs

Enjoying the outdoors is what summer is all about. Whether it’s a picnic at a park, fishing in a pond, swimming at the lake or sitting outside in the cool morning hours with a cup of coffee. Unfortunately, though, we’re not the only ones enjoying the warmth. Insects are part of the summer scenario in North Texas and other cities across the U.S. And while most insect bites are usually ...

Healthy Lifestyles: Night Owls or Early Birds

The battle between the early birds and night owls seems to be endless. There are a lot of preconceived notions about how waking up early is "better" for you, which can leave the night owls in a somewhat negative light. Each side claims to have lots of advantages to their particular sleep schedule, but do these claims hold up for either lifestyle? This article is going to take a closer look at ...

A Detailed Look at Tetanus

You may know that if you happen to step on a rusty nail or get scratched by a dirty or rusted piece of metal, it is wise to go to the closest walk in clinic or urgent care facility to get a tetanus shot. While most people understand that, it is common to not really know anything else about tetanus beyond the recommended treatment for it. This post will help you better understand what ...

Sore Throat vs Cough vs Fever

Oh no, you or your child is not feeling well and has a sore throat, cough or fever. What are you going to do now? The first thing should be to determine exactly what is ailing you or your loved one. Fortunately, this can often be done at home although do note that sometimes going to a walk in clinic or urgent care center may be the best plan as a medical professional is going to be able to more ...

A History of Medical House Calls

Although they are uncommon today, medical house calls were commonplace as recently as the early 1960s. However, within a couple of decades, the percentage of physician interactions occurring during home visits dropped to 1 percent although signs are pointing towards it making a comeback, maybe not to pre-1960s levels but to a point where it is much more common than one out of a 100. They were ...

When to Visit an Urgent Care Walk In Clinic for Pediatric Care

An urgent care center is a walk in clinic that offers some of the benefits of both a regular doctor’s office and an emergency room. Urgent care is designed for situations that require immediate medical attention but aren’t life threatening enough to be worth a visit to the emergency room. They are most commonly utilized when access to a family doctor isn’t available for whatever ...

Get seen by our team today