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Essential Nutrients 101

Integrity Urgent Care knows that it may be difficult to wade through all of the health information that is out there and how too much of it may make you want to give up. Instead of throwing in the towel, we have a guide to the essential nutrients your body needs as you try to live a healthier lifestyle overall.

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12 Healthy Christmas Treats

Whether you are looking to celebrate the 12 days of Christmas in a healthy way or you want some options to bring to all the gatherings and potlucks you’ve been invited to, our team has a few choices of what to prepare. In addition to all of these treats, remember to stay active with 20-30 minutes of activity each day, be mindful of what you are eating the rest of the day, and try to eat an assortment of fruits and veggies with all of your meals. Integrity Urgent Care also urges you to drink plenty of water to keep your body healthy and fit and also to help stay hydrated if you are partaking in adult beverages responsibly.

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Benefits of Hydration IVs

There are a number of reasons why someone may be dehydrated. They may have pushed it too hard in a recent training session, they may be recovering from a number of illnesses, they may have had too much to eat and drink leading to their system feeling a little off, or they may have gotten behind on drinking their glasses of water each day and are starting to feel a little worse for the wear. Some of the most common symptoms of dehydration are extreme thirst, fatigue, dizziness, and frequent urination. Our team at Integrity Urgent Care can help you if you are feeling dehydrated because of illness and treat the issue causing your fatigue, but what about the extra help of hydration IVs?

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When You Should Get a Flu Shot

​​​​​​​While a good portion of the news is focusing in on COVID Vaccines, there is another vaccine our team at Integrity Urgent Care wants to put on your mind as well. The flu shot is important for a number of reasons. There are a few factors that go into determining the best time to get yours.

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Breast Cancer: Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Types

Breast Cancer, like other cancers, occurs when mutations develop in cell growth and replication. Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer worldwide with 12% of new cases designated as breast cancer each year. For a woman with a sister, mother, or daughter who has had breast cancer, the chances of her developing the same doubles.

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Detecting Early Signs of Breast Cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and our team at Integrity Urgent Care knows that many in each of our communities have been impacted by breast cancer, either themselves, a family member, or friend. In fact, according to the American Cancer Society, the risk of a woman developing breast cancer in the United States is 13%, making it common for it to impact us in some way. Detecting early signs of breast cancer is vital for treatment and best outcomes.

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When to Take a Pregnancy Test

We all know the Hollywood signs and symptoms of pregnancy. Basically, if a female between the age of 15 and 50 throws up or feels nauseous, then they are pregnant. Real life is a bit different though and you may be wondering if you need to take an at home pregnancy test or not. Integrity Urgent Care has a few recommendations for when to take one and when to come see our medical team.

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Is Caffeine Good For Me?

Whether we know it or not, many of us hold onto a vice that isn’t always the best for our health, including your team at Integrity Urgent Care. Individuals may choose to consume moderate amounts of alcohol and recognize the effects on their health, the same with larger portions or junk food. However, caffeine can be another part of your diet that needs to be regulated and monitored as you consume each day. Is monitoring your intake a sign that it is bad for your health though?

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A Guide to Healthcare for Students

Going to college, whether in your hometown or far away, is a time of learning for most students. This learning isn’t just held within the walls of the classroom or limited to the academic courses picked. Just as much learning has to do with navigating steps into the real world and healthcare is part of that. Integrity Urgent Care can help students with a great deal of their healthcare needs.

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Healthy Snacks for Hungry Teens

Kids, hunger, and snacking are words that seem to get grouped together a lot. You almost can’t plan an event for teens without thinking about some sort of snack, or several, to keep them going. That being said, how do you plan for snacking for your hungry teen, while keeping an eye on their overall health? Integrity Urgent Care has a few ideas to keep those bellies full.