Rapid Med Urgent Care Blog

The Road to Recovering from a Brain Injury

Regan Rodgers remembers little about what happened on Sept. 24, 2015, while playing ninth-grade football against an Allen team. “My husband and I knew watching the game, he was getting pummeled,” recalls Jennifer Rodgers, an English teacher at Clayton Downing Middle School in Flower Mound. In the year since the Marcus High School sophomore suffered brain trauma, his family, a local physician ...

Drivers:  Tips on Staying Healthy During a Road Trip

For many of us, there’s something incredibly alluring about packing up the car and hitting the road. In a recent blog post titled “Traveling abroad this summer? Let’s talk travel medicine,” Rapid Med shared advice on ensuring that you and your family members are well-prepared on the healthcare front when planning a trip abroad. Now we’d like to share some tips for staying healthy when ...

The Physical and Emotional Health Benefits of Having a Pet

It’s estimated that 65% of American households own a pet, with cats and dogs being the favorites in the four-legged category. The emotional bond that develops between a pet and “its people” can be so strong that most owners consider their pet to be a member of the family. Various studies and research conducted over the past several years continue to reinforce the finding that having a pet ...

May is National Skin Cancer Awareness Month

May 23, 2016

Gentlemen, we’re talking to you too. This statement from the American Academy of Dermatology should get everyone’s attention:  “Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States, and it is estimated that one person dies from melanoma — the deadliest form of skin cancer — every hour.” Every hour. Sobering, to say the least. While there has been a plethora of ...

Urgent Care Facility or Freestanding Emergency Room?

April 22, 2016

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Recent legislature has addressed the financial confusion; Rapid Med addresses which facility to choose. Sometimes surprises are good. Fun. Welcome. And sometimes they’re none of those things, as is the case when a patient receives a bill that’s almost ten times what they had anticipated because they mistakenly went to a freestanding emergency room (ER) instead of an urgent care facility. ...

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