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Injured on the Playing Field: Where Should You go for Care?

Injured on the Playing Field: Where Should You go for Care?

by Shearly (SU)
According to the Johns Hopkins Medicine Health Library, about 3.5 million teenagers and kids are injured in sports activities each year. About 1.35 million of those injuries are considered serious. That means that the bulk, an approximate 2.15 million injuries could potentially be treated in urgent care or medical office settings, rather than emergency rooms.

Reasons to Take Your Child to Urgent Care

Reasons to Take Your Child to Urgent Care

by Rismary Cabrera
Every parent can relate to a fussy child that just doesn’t feel well that day. New parents especially, may be uncertain if they should go to their regular pediatrician, an ER or visit an Urgent Care instead. The decision about where to go is not a light one, and parents often worry about making the right choice. While there are some situations such as a serious head injury, or an obviously broken bone that need to be treated at the nearest emergency room, many others are just not that straightforward.