Urgent Care Blog

Our Blog Features Health Tips For You And Your Family Along with the Latest News from Zip Clinic Urgent Care® centers. Browse our articles on health issues ranging from seasonal allergies to flu prevention to injury treatment. Also learn more about what services are provided through urgent care versus other medical facilities, such as freestanding emergency departments.

How to Help Your Kids With Allergies

It’s that time of the year again—allergy season! Many people in the U.S. suffer from allergies, so you are not alone. In fact, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, close to 50 million people are affected by seasonal allergies each year. We wanted...

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What Are Your Stomach Pains Telling You?

We’ve all been there; you or someone close to you experiences a stomach ache, and you’re not sure why. This could be simply a belly ache after eating something that your body didn’t like, or maybe it is something more. One of the most common ailments that affect...

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Throat Pain: is it Strep or Tonsillitis?

We’ve all been there; you or a family member starts to feel sick, maybe even a little tickle in your throat, leading to days of cough drops and lemon-honey tea. Most brush it off as just a simple sore throat—it happens to everyone! But what if it’s more? While you...

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What You Need to Know About Eye Injuries

With the Holiday season upon us, kids are spotting new toys that they want. Whether its a new stuffed animal, action figure, or doll, there is always something catching their eye. Recently, though, a popular toy has come under scrutiny for it's potential to cause eye...

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5 Practical Flu Prevention Tips

With the cooler weather comes a season that every parent dreads: the flu season. It sneaks up on you and makes an attack when you least expect it. Germs are easier to spread during this season, as they are more resistant in cold weather. Time spent in spaces with lots...

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Flu vs. Stomach Flu: What’s the Difference?

People commonly use one word--“flu”—to describe two completely different medical conditions.  “Flu” is actually influenza while “stomach flu” can refer to a number of different viruses causing similar symptoms. The two illnesses are distinctly different, as is the...

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