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Month: October 2014

Ebola Virus: Symptoms and Prevention

WHAT IS EBOLA? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Ebola, previously known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever, is a rare and deadly disease caused by infection with one of the Ebola virus strains. SYMPTOMS OF EBOLA As mentioned on the CDC webpage, Ebola can only be spread to others after symptoms begin. …

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Why Urgent Care? Board Certified Physicians

According to the American Academy of Urgent Care Medicine, the rapid population growth in the United States is making it difficult for patients to gain access to primary health care services. This situation has overwhelmed the number of existing primary care physicians resulting in limited scheduling opportunities for patients and shortened patient visits. AFC Urgent …

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Saving money: Urgent Care vs. Emergency Room

With nearly 100 million people visiting hospital emergency departments each year, the wait time can seem almost unbearable.  Emergency department visits can also be very expensive, making even the briefest visit a significant financial burden.  Further, 60-80% of visits to hospital emergency departments are non-life or limb threatening and can readily be diagnosed and treated …

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