North Side Spokane Urgent Care: Preventing Food-Borne Illnesses

People flock to the Spokane Farmers’ Market in search of fresh fruits, vegetables, meat, and other produce. Joining them could be a lot of fun as you get to bring home high quality goods, as well as talk to local farms and vendors and contribute to their livelihood. One thing to remember though when shopping at a Farmers’ Market is to ensure safety of the products you buy. North Side Spokane urgent care providers recommend proper handling of the goods before, during, and after preparing them for a meal.

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How to Avoid Falls and Injuries at the Dishman Hills Natural Area

While you are enjoying nature and hiking along the trails of the Dishman Hills Natural Area on Spokane’s north side, it is important to keep safety in mind. Although the park’s staff carefully maintains the trails, weather conditions and other unexpected issues might cause you to experience an injury during your walk or hike.
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North Side Spokane Urgent Care Urges Safety at Mt. Spokane State Park

Wintertime sports like Nordic skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling are a great way to enjoy the cold weather, get outdoors and have some fun. However, these sports can also be dangerous if you do not use the recommended safety procedures and follow the precautions and warnings posted along the trails. North Side Spokane urgent care providers offer these safety tips to help you avoid serious injuries while on the slopes. Continue reading

The Four Ways the Affordable Care Act Impacts Urgent Care Services

The passing of the Obamacare Act, or the Affordable Care Act, prompted worries about too few medical services being available to meet the rising demand of patients. Urgent care clinics throughout the country have risen to meet this need and are now overwhelmingly benefiting from the influx of insured patients who search out a variety of different medical services. Continue reading

Urgent Care Centers in an Age of Epidemics and Epidemic Prevention

We live in an age of epidemics –- or at least epidemic preparation. While infectious disease is not new to humanity, the idea that we can prepare and survive pandemics is a new one. Urgent care centers in North Side Spokane and anywhere else are an integral part of these preparations. With anti-epidemic measures in place, people can live healthier lives. Continue reading

Urgent Care Services Have You Covered During Non-Critical Emergencies

Whether you are a visitor or a resident of Spokane, you have plenty of opportunities for fun and recreation this side of Washington. Indeed, various family-oriented events are scheduled within and around the city at different times of the year. One such major event is the Spokane County Interstate Fair, which is free for children ages 6 and under. With different exhibits, rides, programs, and concerts, the fair is sure to provide a fun time for the whole family.
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Linking High Blood Pressure and Obesity: How Urgent Care Centers Help

Obesity is highly prevalent in Spokane. In fact, according to the City Data, the county has an average adult obesity rate of 27.2%, even higher than the Washington state average of 25.7%. Live Science includes it too in its list of metro areas with the highest obesity rates. The condition is characterized by having excessive body fat, which negatively affects a person’s overall health. It does not only lead to a poor psychosocial state, it also makes the individual susceptible to developing a host of health issues, including high blood pressure.
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