How Urgent Care Can Be a Great Supplement to Your Primary Care Physician

Getting sick can feel like such a hassle. On top of not feeling well, you have to schedule an appointment with your primary physician, miss work or school and then wait for what seems like forever in the waiting room. Rather than going to your primary physician, you can skip some of the added trouble by visiting an urgent care … Read More

Lap Band Facts

Individuals looking to lose weight may consider lap band, an FDA-approved weight loss procedure that is designed to adjust the anatomy of the stomach which helps to reduce an individual’s food intake. This laparoscopic surgery is reversible and involves placement of a silicone belt around the upper part of the stomach. The silicone belt placement then shrinks the upper portion … Read More

How Urgent Care is Cracking Down on Opioid Abuse

Opioid abuse is the most prominent public health crisis of our time. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated that the opioid epidemic has taken more than 500,000 lives in the United States since the early 2000s. There were 33,000 deaths caused by opioids in 2015 alone. In 2013, more than 249 million opioid prescriptions were written in the … Read More

Common Back to School Injuries

School is just around the corner and with it comes heavier traffic, new excitement and increased chances for injuries. Many back to school injuries for children actually occur at school. Children become overwhelmed with the excitement of seeing their friends again daily, new teachers and fresh starts. This excitement tends to push rules and safety to the back of their … Read More

How to Protect Children from Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease

    Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease, also known as HFMD, is most common in children under the age of 5. At this time there is no vaccine to prevent against contracting HFMD, but researchers are working on developing vaccinations. Because HFMD is very painful beginning with sores in the throat area, of course, you want to prevent getting this … Read More

What to do if You Think You’re Having an Allergic Reaction

      Have you ever suffered from an allergic reaction? Are you aware of what an allergic reaction is? An allergic reaction occurs when your body’s system identifies a substance as harmful, even though it isn’t. These substances, also known as allergens, can be caused by food, medication, or the environment. When you come into contact with these allergens, … Read More

Stomach Bug or Food Poisoning, Know The Differences.

Feeling sick to your stomach always makes people feel uneasy. Most people search for the cause. The Stomach Bug and Food Poisoning are the most common factors for a stomach virus. They share a lot of the same symptoms, including vomiting, diarrhea, fever, and muscle aches. So how can you tell the difference? Food Poisoning Food poisoning is caused from … Read More

Is It Swimmer’s Ear?

Is your child complaining of ear pain or a “full” feeling in the ear? As summer rolls around and children are around water more, it’s important to know the signs and symptoms of swimmer’s ear and when to see a doctor. Swimmer’s ear is an infection of the ear canal, the passage that carries sounds from the outside of the … Read More

Tips for Protecting Your Skin in the Sun

With summer here outdoor activities are on the rise. Longer days and shiny rays welcome these lazier dog days. Here on the Gulf Coast the beach is a weekend staple. Add to that list more gardening, boating and backyard fun. One item One Source wants to help you keep off of that list is sun damage.   Here are tips … Read More

Are you ready for allergy season?

The dreary winter months are behind us. Longer Spring and Summer days are here.  This means more outdoor activities for most people. Whether it be sports, barbeques, yard work or beach time the season is here.  But for the millions of people suffering from outdoor seasonal allergies that type of fun is not always on the calendar. Here in the … Read More