March 28 is American Diabetes Association Alert Day®

American Diabetes Association Alert Day® is an annual observance sponsored by the American Diabetes Association® in an effort to promote physical activity and nutrition, and increase awareness surrounding type 2 diabetes. Alert Day is held the last Tuesday of March each year. On this day, take the time to get tests for diabetes at RediClinic […] Read more »

Family Corner: Mumps Cases on the Rise

The rise in mumps cases in recent months is a stark reminder of the importance of vaccination to prevent this highly contagious disease. The state of Arkansas has reported nearly 2,900 confirmed and probable cases of mumps since last August, while the state of Washington has reported 624 confirmed and probable cases of mumps since […] Read more »

Early Spring Means an Early Allergy Season in Many Parts of the U.S.

Bursts of warm temperatures have prompted an early start to spring in many parts of the country. Across the Southeast and as far north as Washington, D.C., spring arrived two to three weeks ahead of schedule, according to data from the U.S. Geological Survey and the National Phenology Network. Much to the dismay of those with seasonal […] Read more »

Do You Need a Spring Sports Physical or Camp Physical?

do you need a spring sports physical or camp physical

Does your child play a spring sport? Do you need a current physical to register for an upcoming camp or other event? Then make an appointment at your nearest RediClinic walk-in clinic! Our board-certified clinicians offer physicals for sports, camp and school, in addition to basic physicals. These physicals are comprehensive and ensure that your […] Read more »

Why Winter is Prime Time for Flu Outbreaks

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continue to report high flu activity throughout the United States. This means that more hospitalizations are being reported and flu-related deaths are increasing, although this year’s flu season appears to be an average one so far. Between October 1, 2016 and February 11, 2017, more than 8,200 laboratory-confirmed […] Read more »

Family Corner: Hand, Foot & Mouth Disease on the Rise

hand foot and mouth disease

It’s that time of year when many viruses start making their presence known, and lately one virus has been more prevalent than usual. Hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) is a highly contagious illness that is most commonly seen in young children, but can affect adults. In late 2016, HFMD outbreaks began appearing across the […] Read more »

5 Things to Know About the Norovirus Stomach Bug

Winter is prime time not only for cold and flu viruses; it’s also the peak season for norovirus, an extremely contagious gastrointestinal virus that causes severe vomiting and diarrhea. Norovirus spreads quickly through contact with infected people, and by consuming contaminated food or drink or touching contaminated surfaces. Read more »

Identifying the Difference Between a Cold & Pneumonia

difference between cough and pneumonia

Like many people, you may have developed an annoying cough this winter. In most cases, the cause of a cough is nothing more than the common cold or flu. However, that lingering cough could also be a sign of pneumonia. Because pneumonia has many symptoms in common with less serious illnesses, it can be difficult […] Read more »