Winter health

Common Winter Health Problems

Amid all the snow and holiday spirit, there are common winter health problems you need to know. Unfortunately, winter is a time where it’s tough on your body. From your heart to your overall health, we want you to be aware of health problems that may occur. Read on to find out more about common winter health problems, and how to battle them this season. Asthma Problems Asthma is a common respiratory illness today, and winter weather can trigger asthma …

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Treatments for an Ankle Sprain

 Spraining an ankle is never fun, but with proper care and consideration, you can heal quicker and get back to your daily life. There is a popular method called “RICE,” meaning Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation. The primary purpose of “RICE” is to help relieve swelling and heal as quickly as possible. Rest  After you realize you have sprained your ankle, make sure to allow your body enough rest. Make sure you are avoiding any activities that cause you pain. …

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Why you should get STD Testing

Sexually transmitted diseases are not fun, and one of the best ways to prevent STDs is to be tested for them. You might be asking yourself why you should be tested if you have no symptoms. The most common symptom of an STD is actually not having any symptoms, therefore if you are sexually active, it is in your best interest to have regular STD testing.  Symptoms One widespread misconception regarding STDs is that it will be a noticeable bump, …

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When to visit an urgent care

Chesapeake ERgent Care is here for you all year round. We treat the vast majority of injuries & sicknesses. However, if you are wondering when is the right time to visit Urgent Care, we are here with some advice that all can follow. Urgent Care Centers such as our own and emergency rooms are different for many reasons, one of the main reasons is, you do not need to schedule an appointment to visit urgent care.  If you are injured …

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Why you Should get the Flu shot

The summer is started to fade away and fall is almost here! Chesapeake Ergent Care wants to make sure all of you are prepared for the flu this season! As the heat starts to dwindle away the flu virus will start to make its way back. The is a very tricky illness to tackle since it comes in many strains, forms and is very contagious. You can get the flu at any age, even though most people are aware of …

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5 Hygiene Tips for Young Children

Hygiene Tips for Children in Gambrills, MD A lot of the arguments you have with your child might revolve around a similar topic. Whether it’s brushing teeth, washing hands, or bathing, a child doesn’t truly understand why these things are important. In order to make these crucial practices a source of responsibility for kids rather than a point of contention, follow these 5 hygiene tips for young children to make the process as smooth as possible. With each tip, the …

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3 Reasons to get a back to school physical

Three Reasons to Schedule Back to School Physicals It’s not required at every school, but many districts require some sort of back to school physical ahead of a new school year. For students of any age, the year to year growth of a young boy or girl is enough to warrant checking in on their height, weight, and conditions. For that reason, a back to school physical is crucial to enable them to live a happy, healthy life. Make the …

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Avoid Dehydration this summer

We all know that hydration is essential, but sometimes it can be extremely tedious to keep up with. In the summer months, most of us are very busy in the summertime and don’t follow through with our hydration habits. It is easy to become dehydrated and stay dehydrated for days! Chesapeake Urgent care would like to give you some pointers on how to beat dehydration this summer and form better hydration habits!   Drink More Water  This sounds obvious, but this is …

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3 signs you need a last-minute summer vacation

Summer may be winding down but that does not mean it is too late to go on a summer vacation. Sometimes life gets away from us and months/years can go by without taking even one vacation. A busy life may seem like a good life but if you don’t take some time to take a break from your schedule you may start to burn out. Here are three signs you should look out for from your body telling you to …

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Exercising During Pregnancy

Pregnancy is one of the most significant events in women’s life. Everything in your life begins to change and unfortunately, so does your body. Staying fit and healthy during pregnancy is something that many women want to do, but they aren’t sure how. We know that trying to find safe exercises can be intimidating, but we’re here to help! The Benefits of Exercise During Pregnancy Exercising during pregnancy has many benefits for both mom and baby. The benefits for mom …

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