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

spring allergy season

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 allergies, this means the spring allergy season has also gotten off to an early start. Read more »

Do You Need a Spring Sports Physical or Camp Physical?

do you need a spring sports physical or camp physicalDoes 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 child has no health issues preventing them from participating in the organized activity. Read more »

RediClinic and Hackensack Meridian Health Open Six More Convenient Care Clinics Inside New Jersey Rite Aid Pharmacies

Clinics Now Open in Belford, Little Egg Harbor, Neptune, Old Bridge and Toms River

Edison, NJ and Houston, TX—February 27, 2017—RediClinic, a leading operator of convenient care clinics, and Edison, New Jersey-based Hackensack Meridian Health announced today the opening of six additional convenient care clinics in select Rite Aid pharmacies. The new clinics, along with three previously opened clinics in Highland Park, Marlboro and Red Bank, are part of a joint venture between RediClinic and Hackensack Meridian Health announced in August 2016.

ribbon cutting toms riverIn celebration of the clinic openings, RediClinic and Hackensack Meridian Health executives hosted a ribbon cutting on Monday, February 27 at 10:30 a.m. ET at the Rite Aid located at 220 Rt. 70 in Toms River.

The new Hackensack Meridian Health RediClinics are located inside the following Rite Aid pharmacies:

  • 78 Leonardville E. Rd. in Belford
  • 480 Route 9 South in Little Egg Harbor
  • 75 South Main Street in Neptune
  • 3891 Route 516 in Old Bridge
  • 220 Rt. 70 in Toms River
  • 811 Fischer Blvd in Toms River

Hackensack Meridian Health RediClinics are open seven days a week, including extended weekday hours. Patients can schedule same- or next-day appointments from their desktop, tablet or mobile device or simply walk in. Read more »

Why Winter is Prime Time for Flu Outbreaks

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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 influenza-associated hospitalizations were reported nationally. RediClinic reminds all people that the seasonal flu shot remains the most effective way to prevent illness, complications and death caused by the flu virus.
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Family Corner: Hand, Foot & Mouth Disease on the Rise

hand foot and mouth diseaseIt’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 country, including an outbreak at Florida State University and another at the University of Illinois. RediClinic, your neighborhood walk-in clinic, offers more information about this disease. Read more »

5 Things to Know About the Norovirus Stomach Bug

Norovirus Stomach BugWinter 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 pneumoniaLike 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 to diagnose and treat early. Many people delay seeking medical attention because they think their illness will go away with home treatment. Read more »

How to Get Cedar Fever Symptoms Under Control

cedar fever treatmentUnfortunately for a big percentage of Central Texas residents, the 2016-17 cedar fever season got an early start as a result of rainy weather and mild temperatures earlier in the year. On December 29, strong winds caused cedar pollen counts to skyrocket to nearly 22,000 grains per cubic meter. This reading was the second-highest count ever recorded in Austin, topped only by a pollen count of 32,000 grains per cubic meter in the mid-1990s. Read more »