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Why Do I Keep Getting UTIs? Apr 6th, 2021

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are one of the most common infections in the United States. It may give you some peace of mind knowing you’re not alone in dealing with the uncomfortable symptoms, but if you keep getting UTIs you’re probably feeling pretty frustrated.  We’re here to help. At our...

Should I Be Tested for COVID-19? Mar 4th, 2021

A year into this pandemic, we can celebrate some successes. And testing is definitely one of them.  COVID-19 testing has unlocked some return to normalcy, allowing certain industries, events, and groups of people to move safely forward. But if you’re not required to test by an employer, it can be...

5 Signs of Bronchitis Feb 17th, 2021

Your bronchial tubes play a critical role in your body, serving as pathways for air to flow to and from your lungs. You want these passageways to be as large as possible, allowing yourself to breathe easily. Bronchitis does just the opposite. This condition causes inflammation in your bronchial tubes,...

Am I at Risk for HPV? Jan 26th, 2021

If you’re sexually active — even with just one partner — it’s smart to watch for signs of common STDs. You can treat many of them easily, and knowing if you’re affected by an STD prevents you from unwittingly passing it on to someone else.  But one STD, in particular,...

Are Physicals Necessary? Dec 23rd, 2020

With all of the obligations and responsibilities that eat up your time — from family to work to basic upkeep — you may wonder if it’s really worth your time and energy to get an annual physical. After all, you feel healthy. Isn’t that enough? Actually, it’s not. Our team...

How to Prevent an Abscess Nov 15th, 2020

An abscess is a swollen bump that shows up beneath your skin’s surface. Abscesses occur when a skin injury or hair follicle becomes infected and a pocket of pus forms. An abscess isn’t usually a cause for concern, but it can be painful and the infection can spread. If you’re...

See the Doctor From Your Own Home Oct 22nd, 2020

COVID-19 has brought about many changes in our day-to-day lives, including how we access health care. With telemedicine, you still get the care you need and minimize your risk of exposure to COVID-19. Our team at SmartClinic Urgent Care offers telemedicine appointments so we can continue to provide the same...

Give Your Immune System a Boost With a Myers' Cocktail Sep 16th, 2020

Having a strong immune system is critical for maintaining good health and well-being. And with COVID-19 still at large and flu season looming, a strong immune system is a must. Of course, making healthy lifestyle choices, eating right, and getting plenty of exercise can help you get there. But those...

6 Common Causes of Abdominal Pain Aug 19th, 2020

Having abdominal pain can be a mild inconvenience or have a significant impact on your well-being. There are several reasons why you may have abdominal pain, ranging from minor muscle strains to appendicitis that requires surgery. Our skilled providers at Smart Clinic Urgent Care often deal with patients suffering from...

Does Your Sore Throat Require Medical Care? Jul 27th, 2020

You’re getting a scratchy feeling in the back of your throat. Maybe it’s painful when you swallow and your voice sounds a little hoarse. You know it’s a sore throat, but you have no idea what’s causing it. Allergies, the common cold, tonsillitis — the list goes on. That’s why...

Top Warning Signs of a Respiratory Infection Jun 17th, 2020

Are you coughing, getting headaches, and feeling a little fatigued? These symptoms can be from allergies or a head cold, but they can also indicate a respiratory infection.  More often than not, respiratory infection symptoms resolve on their own. But sometimes they can be life-threatening.  Our team of medical experts...

5 Myths About STIs May 22nd, 2020

Over 1 million people globally acquire a sexually transmitted infection (STI) each day, according to the World Health Organization. STIs can be mild, but they can also do some serious damage to a person’s reproductive health if they’re not treated. However, because of the many myths about STIs, many patients...

What Happens at an Annual Physical? Apr 20th, 2020

Annual physicals are a unique experience for each patient. What happens during your exam depends on many factors, like your health concerns and medical history. To get a better idea of what may happen during your exam, our team at Smart Clinic Urgent Care offers this comprehensive guide. Here is...

Signs You Have Bronchitis Mar 16th, 2020

You can’t stop coughing, you’re fatigued, and it’s hard to catch your breath. These are all signs of bronchitis. Bronchitis is a respiratory virus that causes inflammation in your bronchial tubes, which carry air to and from your lungs. The inflammation causes mucus to build up in your airways and...

Are You Dealing With a UTI? These Tips Will Help! Feb 6th, 2020

If you’ve ever had a urinary tract infection (UTI), you know how painful and uncomfortable they are. A UTI is an infection that targets your urinary system, so it can affect your ureters, kidneys, bladder, and urethra. A UTI can potentially cause serious health problems if left untreated. A severe...

Who Needs an STD Test and How Often? Dec 31st, 2019

Did you know that the World Health Organization estimates that nearly 1 million individuals acquire a sexually transmitted disease (STD) daily? Also alarming is that many people might not even have symptoms right away, which puts even more people at risk. STD testing can help you get the treatment you...

How IV Infusion Therapy Works to Fight Off Illness Dec 2nd, 2019

It’s that time of year again. The days are shorter, cloudier, and cooler, and you’re doing absolutely everything you can to avoid an illness — from washing your hands constantly to taking gummies and pills chock full of the vitamins and minerals your body needs to stave off sickness. But...

It’s Not Too Late to Get Your Flu Shot Nov 14th, 2019

Best case scenario, you should get a flu vaccination before the flu season begins. Usually, that means getting your shot by the end of October. But if life gets in the way and you miss that target date, getting vaccinated now can still offer you and your loved one’s protection! ...