In the News: Flu Shots Can Help Fight Covid

Getting a flu shot may come with an unexpected benefit: protection against a severe coronavirus infection. As worldwide covid-related deaths top 4 million, protecting yourself from the novel coronavirus as well as its variants will be important for years to come. Some experts believe combining flu shots and covid vaccines will help hundreds of thousands … Continued

What Can Cause a Bladder Infection?

If you’ve ever had a urinary tract infection, then you know the excruciating pain it can cause. This pain can not only affect your physical health but your mental health as well. In fact, a 2017 review of studies found that people with urinary tract conditions (like a UTI) experience higher levels of psychological stress, … Continued

What Is the Fastest Way to Heal a Second-Degree Burn?

A first-degree burn (e.g., sunburn) is considered the least serious type of burn, as it only injures the top layer of skin and typically heals within a few days. Second-degree burns are more serious because the damage extends beyond the top layer of skin. Anyone who sustains a second-degree burn will have sore, red and … Continued

Ten Ways to Return to Sports Safely After a Pandemic

Spring is finally here, and it’s bringing a brand new sports season with it. After such a lengthy pause from organized sports, regular training and physical activity, it’s important to make a safe return so you don’t get sidelined. The skilled specialists at Oxford Urgent Care want your return to sport to be enjoyable and … Continued

Summer Health Risks for Chronic Conditions

Heat and sun exposure can aggravate symptoms of certain chronic conditions. One reason may be that your body isn’t able to cool itself efficiently, even when you’re being careful. Normal, everyday activities like going to the market can aggravate chronic symptoms when it’s hot outside. This can happen for many reasons. Perhaps your body can’t … Continued

Easy Lifestyle Changes That Can Improve Your Life

As we approach the one-year anniversary of the ongoing pandemic, you may find yourself in a rut. Maybe you’re sleeping too much, eating the wrong foods or are having a difficult time with stress, anxiety, depression or motivation. No matter what your ailment or malaise, there are small, easy lifestyle changes that can help turn … Continued

How to Treat a First-Degree, Minor Burn

Doctors group burns into different levels, or degrees, based on how severe the skin has been damaged. You can have first-, second-, third- and fourth-degree burns, with a first-degree burn being the least severe. A first-degree burn only affects the outer layer of skin and typically heals within 3-5 days. Common signs and symptoms of … Continued

When Do Children Need Urgent Care for Cold and Flu Symptoms

Did you know that around 18 million Americans had to visit a health care provider during this year’s flu season? Although the cold and flu are a minor inconvenience for most people, children and elderly people are at a higher risk due to their weakened immune systems. If you’ve got young kids at home, it’s important … Continued