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Keep Your Child Healthy This School Year!

The new school year is in full swing! Help your kids stay healthy all year long with these practical tips. 1. Ensure that your child receives the flu shot. Getting the vaccine is the single best way to avoid the flu. Everyone over six months old should be vaccinated. 2. Teach your child how to wash his or her hands properly.

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Suspected Broken Bones – How to Make a Splint

This is the second in a series of blog posts designed to serve as a quick reference guide. Each will focus on a sudden injury or illness and is designed to help you make an informed decision on a plan of action when the unexpected happens. Do you know what to do if you suspect a broken bone? In most cases, making a splint should be your first step.

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It’s Time to Get a Flu Shot!

Have you gotten your flu shot yet? The CDC recommends that everyone get vaccinated before the end of October. It takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies to develop in the body that protect against flu, so getting vaccinated before flu season begins is the best policy. Who should get a flu shot? Everyone over six months old should be vaccinated.

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Free-Standing Emergency Rooms: Know the Difference

In 2009, a Texas law permitted the establishment of emergency rooms independent of hospitals. As a result, free-standing ERs resemble urgent care centers in many ways and are popping up in neighborhoods across Texas. Knowing how to identify these FCERs (as they are sometimes called), can save you thousands of dollars. Here’s what you need to know:

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Integrity Urgent Care – Copperas Cove: Excited to be Your New Neighbor!

Integrity Urgent Care – Copperas Cove is now open and we’re so excited to be your new neighbor! We’re located in the Five Hills Shopping Center next to HEB at the former location of Precision Urgent Care. We are equipped to handle all non-life-threatening illnesses and injuries such as lacerations, possible fractures, burns, allergic reactions, rashes, ear infections, the flu, and more. Our emergency-trained team consists of Eddy Dark, DO, Douglas Ferguson, MD, Cody Emery, PA-C, David Taylor, PA-C, and Mark Montelongo, PA-C.

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Trigger Point Injections

Integrity Urgent Care in Bryan/College Station now offers trigger point injections! Are you an athlete suffering from muscle tension or knots? Do you suffer from frequent tension headaches? Are tight muscles in your back causing you pain? Trigger point injections can bring you relief!

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Announcing Our Second Location in Copperas Cove!

Integrity Urgent Care is excited to announce the opening of our second location in Copperas Cove, Texas on August 1! The clinic is equipped to handle all non-life-threatening illnesses and injuries such as lacerations, possible fractures, burns, allergic reactions, rashes, ear infections and the flu.

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Integrity Urgent Care First Aid Handbook – Burns

This is the first in a series of blog posts designed to serve as a quick reference guide. Each will focus on a sudden injury or illness designed to help you make an informed decision on a plan of action when the unexpected happens. This blog post will discuss burns, how to treat them at home and when you should go see your doctor or visit an urgent care clinic or emergency room.

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Dry Drowning: Separating Fact from Fiction

A story relating to “dry drowning” has permeated social media in the recent weeks, for good reason. The story seems to be out of a parent’s worst nightmare. A child who swam a few days earlier dies suddenly with water in his lungs and some physicians refer to the incident as “dry drowning”.  Many of the stories and articles continually shared about the incident contain misinformation. Continue reading to separate  fact from fiction.

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How Do Urgent Care Centers Work with Medicare?

Integrity Urgent Care is pleased to announce that we accept Medicare! 44 million Americans over the age of 65 receive Medicare benefits. If you are a Medicare recipient, it’s important to understand the difference between an emergency room and an urgent care center. Is an urgent care center the right choice for you?

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