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 Renaissance Festival Attendees and Workers Exposed to Hepatitis A; Immediate Vaccination Urged Updated September 14, 2018 Hepatitis A White Paper for Employers_High Risk Industries and Vaccination Health officials are warning attendees and those who worked at the Michigan Renaissance Festival in Northern Oakland County on September 1-2, 2018, of hepatitis A exposure and are […]

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, […]

Cold and Flu and the Home Remedies that Help

The cold reality of winter has set in and so have colds and flu. The common cold and influenza, “the flu”, are both caused by viruses and share many of the same symptoms. So how can you tell the difference? We’ve got your guide to symptoms, when to seek medical care, and a list of […]

Rock Solid New Year’s Resolution

          New Year’s resolutions to lose weight, exercise more, and eat better have been declared! The energy of a fresh start can be felt everywhere, the wave of change is strong, and this time it will be different. We’re certain of it! But, according to the Marist Poll, 32% of American […]

Illness and Injury Don’t Take Holidays

Accidents, illness, and death from certain conditions actually increase during the holidays. With Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year’s Eve just around the corner, many families are preparing to entertain guests of all ages. As celebrations are being prepared, make safety and health a part of your plans. The medical providers at Michigan Urgent Care and […]