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The Importance of Going to an Orthopedic Urgent Care

The Importance of Going to an Orthopedic Urgent Care

by Natalie (SU)
Have you ever had a sports injury, or even an injury from tripping or falling off of a bike, and not been sure what to do next? Maybe you decided to go to your primary care physician, just to find out that you needed an X-ray that couldn’t be done there. Or you went to the emergency room, where you waited for hours, just to leave with an ice pack and an over-the-counter medication. Wouldn’t it be great if you had somewhere to go where the wait was reasonable, as well as the expense, but where you could be seen and treated by someone qualified to treat sports, bone, and joint injuries? Well, someplace like that does exist, which is why it is important to do your homework and to find an urgent care clinic that also offers orthopedic urgent care.

What Does it Take to be Board Certified in Emergency Medicine

What Does it Take to be Board Certified in Emergency Medicine

by Natalie (SU)
If you’ve ever wondered just how important board certification is when selecting a physician, this article is for you. Many fields offer board certification, including education and law, but perhaps there is no other field in which staying up to date on the latest changes in the field, particularly in technology and research, is so critical as in the medical field. “Keeping up with the times” in medicine can literally mean the difference between life and death, and even more so for emergency medicine physicians.

Why Do We Get Sick in the Winter?

Why Do We Get Sick in the Winter?

by Natalie (SU)
The temperature is dropping and the winter clothes are coming out of storage. It’s that time of year again. You better stay out of drafts, bundle up and keep warm; you don’t want to catch a cold. Get out of those wet clothes because the best way to avoid the flu is to make sure you stay warm and dry, right? Well, not necessarily. Weather doesn’t make you sick. Germs make you sick. There are a number of biological and environmental factors that play into our tendency to get sick in the winter, but the season itself isn’t the culprit.