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Flu Prevention

FLU

Prevention, prevention, prevention. Like location in real estate, prevention is the biggest key to avoiding illness. Everybody gets sick once in a while, but if you knew you and your family were getting sick more often than you really had to, wouldn’t that make you annoyed? -The best way to prevent the flu is to get the flu vaccination. We’ve talked about that before in greater detail here. The flu shot is recommended for most children six months old and older. -Keep your hands and areas clean.

Atrial Fibrillation

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Your heart skips a beat, or perhaps it beats faster. There’s a fluttering in your chest. Your breath comes faster. Your knees feel weak. Is it love?

Alas, no. Put away your poetry books: these are all symptoms of Atrial Fibrillation, otherwise known as AF or AFib.

National Fruit and Vegetable Month

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Can you smell the crisp fall air? See the leaves changing color? No? Then you, like us, are in South Texas, where it’s still regularly hitting 100+ degrees. While many other parts of the country are in harvest mode, we’re lucky in that our hot-weather-loving produce is still fairly readily available. September is National Fruit and Vegetable month; do you know where yours come from? HEB, right? Maybe Greenlings or Whole Foods? Have you visited one of our many local Farmers’ Markets lately?

Juvenile Arthritis

You’re worried about your child. They’ve been waking up complaining their knee hurts, or you notice their fingers seem swollen, but they can’t remember hurting themselves. Maybe they’ve been limping a little in the morning, or they seem to have a mild flu with a pinkish rash that comes and goes. What could be happening? All of these are symptoms of Juvenile Arthritis, which effects more than 250,000 children under the age of 18 in the US alone. If your child has swollen, tender joints that last for more than six weeks, he/she could be among their number.

Allergies or strep?

It’s sum­mer time here in San Anto­nio, and while that means soar­ing tem­per­a­tures and kids out of school, it’s also allergy sea­son. We’ve writ­ten before about what causes aller­gies and some ways to com­bat them, so I won’t go into too much detail about that here. What’s con­cern­ing is that we’re start­ing to see some cases of strep throat mixed in among peo­ple com­ing in for their allergies.

You can mud­dle through allergies on your own (or we can help you if you’re really mis­er­able), but strep needs extra attention.

Work with Us

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It’s an excit­ing time here at Impact. We’re grow­ing fast and we’re look­ing for a great LVNwith at least two years of ER/Urgent Care expe­ri­ence to join our team. To apply, send your cover let­ter and resume with our appli­ca­tion tondarnowsky@impacturgentcare.com. But why should you work here at Impact Urgent Care? We have the friend­liest employees: We’re a grow­ing com­pany, and there are lots of oppor­tu­ni­ties to learn and take on new chal­lenges. Also, we work hard–and we play hard!

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