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Most U.S. adults spend a large portion of their lives at work, so safety on the job is important. While occupational health regulations have improved in recent years, it's still important for you to take steps to protect yourself from injury. While our urgent care clinic is here to address any of your occupational health needs, these steps can help you stay safe during work.

As a parent, it can be worrisome when your little one doesn't feel well. And this is especially true when they have a fever. You might be wondering how you can help them feel better and when you should take them to get medical help. Our Seattle urgent care clinic is here to see your child when they have a fever, and there are steps you can take to assess their condition at home.

While many people enjoy the winter weather and fun outdoor activities that come with it, cold weather also brings many hazards. Whether it's icy conditions or physical exertion, injuries are common when the cold weather arrives. Because of that, it's important to know what kind of injuries to look out for.

Urgent care services provide outpatient medical clinic care for a medley of minor maladies. One of the most commonly treated injuries is the ankle sprain. 

Walk in medical clinics are a common place to go for stitches after receiving a nasty cut, but you may have questions about how to care for your stitches after the fact. You should always first ask the doctors caring for your injury for instructions on healing properly. However, here are some common questions about living with stitches while they're healing.

Body aches, runny nose, chills, fever -- nothing ruins the most wonderful time of the year quite like the flu. When these symptoms sneak up on you, you could be in bed for a week or more. But you are not alone in you congested haze; according to the CDC, there have been about 9.2 million and 35.6 million cases of the flu every year in the U.S. since 2010.

You may have realized from our last post that the coughing and sneezing that wakes you up at night may be indoor allergies. While you can still seek urgent care services for a quick diagnosis and treatment advice, there are also techniques that you can use to manage these symptoms on your own. By controlling these symptoms, your home can once again be a healthy place for you.

During a long, cold Winter, the inside of your home should be a safe haven. But for many people, entering your home only triggers sneezing, coughing, and other allergy symptoms. While we are more used to hearing about allergens in the springtime, indoor allergies are a problem for many people as well.

Up to 69% of Americans say that lower back pain affects their day-to-day lives, and many experience worsening symptoms due to the drop in temperature. And with all of the leaves to rake and snow to shovel, your chances of developing back strain and pain will increase. But before you hunker down on the couch and decide to hibernate to avoid injury, there are a few things you should know.

Seniors often have special health care needs, seeking medical care more frequently than younger generations. Fortunately, this type of care is highly accessible. Our urgent care facility is here to provide the best possible care for our senior patients, as your health is our priority. The following are some of the most common reasons that older adults seek emergency care.

Fall and Winter mean more stuffy noses, but how do you know when a sniffle is something more serious? Many cases of the common cold and flu can develop into sinusitis, or the inflammation of the sinus tissue. Better known as a sinus infection, this common winter condition happens when the sinuses become blocked, fill with fluid, and bacteria grows out of control.

As October turns to November, our minds turn from pumpkins and costumes to chilly days -- and of course -- Thanksgiving. This cherished American tradition is all about gathering with loved ones and sharing gratitude. Unfortunately, this day of eating is primetime for some common holiday injuries, mishaps, and turkey troubles.

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