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At WellCare Urgent Care, our blog aims to educate and answer all health related questions you may have on a variety of topics.

How to Stay Safe During a Heat Wave

With summertime in full swing in the northern hemisphere, it’s essential to remain safe and healthy while enjoying some sunshine and outdoor activities. Although the heat and sunshine may seem like reasons to stay indoors, it’s important to…

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Most Common Summer Injuries

Warm weather and sunshine lure people outdoors all throughout West Michigan to play and enjoy the natural beauty of our state after a long, dreary winter. However, with fun and games comes the risk of injuries of all…

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Is it Inflammation or Infection?

Although they can produce similar responses in the human body, there is a difference between infection and inflammation, as not all conditions can cause inflammation, and not all inflammation results from infections. What is Inflammation? Inflammation is a…

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What Are the Differences Between the COVID-19 Vaccines?

As the COVID-19 pandemic has now been around for over a year, it’s a relief that there are now three vaccines available in the United States. All three are safe and effective and authorized by the Food and…

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Is It Allergies, or Is It More?

You might have had allergies for several years, or just experiencing them for the first time. Allergies affect many people and can have a variety of different causes. Common signs of allergies include runny nose, sneezing, and itchy…

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How to Protect Yourself this Winter

For the past year, our lives and plans have been drastically altered, “thanks” to the coronavirus pandemic. Now we’re in the middle of another winter, and we’re spending more time indoors where there’s a heightened risk for infection….

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What to Expect for COVID in 2021

2020 will go down as the year that changed a lot of things fundamentally. Shifting from populous parties and gatherings to six-feet-apart live conversations, from physical office appearances to juggling home activities with work, we can look forward…

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What’s Wrong with My Eye

The eye is the jewel of the body. The eye is one of the most sensitive organs in the human body. A slight defect often escalates to sophisticated cases. According to the National Library of Medicine, 47% of…

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How to Handle Migraine Symptoms

If you’ve ever suffered through a migraine, you know it’s no typical headache. In addition to throbbing pain, migraines can induce light sensitivity, nausea, and vision changes. It can take hours to days to recover from the effects…

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Is It Joint Pain or Something More?

It’s normal to feel some soreness and pain when you embark on a new exercise or activity — or if you’re pushing yourself harder than usual. However, if you’ve started to feel a new type of pain in…

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