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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.

The Right Way to Apply Sunscreen

Sun exposure speeds up the aging process and makes your skin more prone to wrinkles and hyperpigmentation. Sunscreen protects your skin from this aged appearance and more serious conditions like skin cancer. To keep you and your skin…


How to Choose: Urgent Care, Doctor’s Office, or ER?

When you’re feeling sick or injured, it’s not always easy to know where to go. Do you head to the urgent care clinic, or do you make an appointment with your doctor? What about when things are more…


Nip Seasonal Allergies in the Bud

Many people look forward to the summer season with the arrival of warmer weather and bluer skies. However, with the arrival of the summer sun comes dripping noses, itchy eyes, and scratchy throats. If you’re someone who suffers…


Tips to Protect Yourself from Covid-19

Covid-19 has affected a great number of people around the world, and it is still being transmitted today. With new variations out there, things are even more uncertain than they were in 2020. There are, however, some steps…


Ways to Stay Warm This Winter

It seems like common sense to try keeping warm this winter, but it’s more important than you may think. Keeping your body warm and nourished can help you stay healthy during the winter and let you enjoy your…


What to Do if You Get Burned

If you have a burn, it is essential to know what the best treatment options are. There are many different types of burns, and each requires a different kind and varying amount of treatment. In this blog post,…


What Causes Fall Allergies?

It’s likely you have allergies if you cough, sneeze, or experience other hypersensitive symptoms during specific times of the year. Fall, just like any other season, is a troublesome period for allergy sufferers. Sometimes, it’s difficult to differentiate…


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…


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…


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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