National Drug Take Back Day Aims to Save Lives

Saturday, April 28, 2018, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Clear out your unused prescription medications and bring to a Take Back collection site near you Organized by the Drug Enforcement Agency, today’s Take Back event provides an opportunity for Americans to clear out unused, unwanted, or expired prescription […]

A Sweet Start to Spring without the Sugar Overload

The average Easter basket will hold more than a month’s worth of added sugar. In fact, Easter is second highest in U.S. candy sales, with Halloween in first and Valentine’s Day rounding out the top three. While it’s a day to celebrate, it’s also an opportunity to have a conversation with children about  balancing their […]

Winter-Proof Walking

Ice is an ever-present danger during the winter months especially after a thaw-and-freeze period. Black ice, ice that can’t been seen, is known to be on roads and can also be found on sidewalks and other walkways. As you prepare to walk out the door, follow these quick tips to stay safe – and on […]

4 Simple Ways to Keep the Flu Away

Flu season has officially arrived in Michigan as fast and furious as the cold and snow. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is reporting widespread flu activity for all of Michigan and much of the United States. Widespread means that more than 50% of a geographic region, such as counties, of a state […]

Hepatitis A Health Alert: Record Number of Cases in Metro Detroit, Spreading through Michigan

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services activates Community Health Emergency Coordination Center in response to Hepatitis A outbreak in Southeast Michigan. On October 31, 2017, Michigan’s Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) activated the Community Health Emergency Coordination Center to coordinate response the hepatitis A outbreak in Southeast Michigan. The concern is the […]

Keeping Water Safe During A Boil Water Advisory

So a boil water advisory has been issued for your community. What exactly does this mean? Does it apply to all water used in the home? How long should water be boiled? And what are the risks if water is not boiled? Michigan Urgent Care has consulted the experts in water quality and water-borne illnesses […]

Have a Red, White, and Burn-Free 4th of July

Backyard fireworks and the Fourth of July are as American as, well, Independence day itself. According to History.com, Congress first approved the use of pyrotechnics in 1777, just one year after the Declaration of Independence was signed.  Fireworks are easily purchased at grocery and big box stores, and independent sellers on nearly every street corner. As accessible […]

Kick-off to Summer Kicks off Injury Season

Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer, and as temperatures rise, so do injuries and visits to urgent care clinics and emergency rooms. Michigan Urgent Care has your guide to the most common causes of illness and injury during the summer months – food poisoning, cuts, burns, drownings, and car accidents. With attention toward […]

The Health Hazards of Desktop Dining

It’s after noon. You still need lunch but have deadlines looming. What do you do? For the majority of Americans desktop dining is the standard for lunch in the workplace. But this practice is harming both employees’ health and the company’s bottom line. We’ve taken a bite at this issue and have suggestions for turning sedentary health hazards […]

Radon: The Gas That Kills Silently

Radon is an odorless, colorless, tasteless gas found in Michigan homes that kills thousands each year. As Punxatauney Phil and Michigan’s own Groundhog, Woody, predicted six more weeks of winter, Michigan residents retreated back into their homes to hunker down until the first signs of spring. For many residents that means exposure to an invisible, odorless, […]