Health and Wellness Blog

RediClinic wants every patient to be happy and healthy. Here you’ll find expert health advice, information about disease prevention and the latest developments in medicine, and inspiration to help you reach your healthy living goals.

How Long It Takes for the Flu Shot to Become Effective

09.03.2019

Americans will soon start to don long sleeves and warm coats, which is a good reminder that it’s time to get immunized against the flu. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), everyone six months of age and older should get a flu vaccine every season. This preventive step is especially important for those at risk o...

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The ABC’s of Back-to-School Physicals: What to Expect and When to Schedule

07.17.2019

No matter which grade your child is about to enter, a routine physical exam is an important part of back-to-school preparation. This annual physical can also be combined with a sports physical examination, required if your child will be participating in extracurricular activities this school year. RediClinic, your source for high-quality sch...

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RediClinic Provides Quick Response to Sunburns, Insect Bites and Stings

06.06.2019

The last thing any parent wants is their child being uncomfortable due to a rash, sunburn, insect bite, bee sting, or any of the other unfortunate events that can happen when partaking in outdoor activities. The goal is to make outdoor activities as fun and enjoyable as possible for your children, and having any of these mishaps can quickly ...

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Tetanus Shot: An Important Vaccine For All Ages

04.04.2019

Tetanus is a disease caused by Clostridium tetani, a type of bacteria found worldwide in dust, soil and manure. The bacteria enter the body through a wound, which may include a cut, puncture wound, deep scrape or burn, or any injury that breaks the skin. They produce a toxin that affects the nervous system and causes seizures and severe muscle s...

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How to Nip Spring Allergy Season in the Bud

03.08.2019

Just like people, seasonal allergens become more active at the end of a long, cold winter. Trees, grasses and molds begin to release pollen and spores, which makes enjoyment of the warmer spring and summer weather difficult for many. If you’re afflicted by seasonal allergies such as hay fever, now is the time to prepare for allergy season! H...

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Report: HPV Vaccine Remains Seriously Underutilized in US

03.07.2019

A new President’s Cancer Panel report is warning that HPV vaccine uptake in the United States remains too low to maximize a reduction in cancer cases. HPV vaccine, which became available in 2006, protects against the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV) virus. Infection with HPV can lead to several types of cancer, including cancers o...

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It’s Time to Get a Jump Start on Camp Physicals

03.07.2019

If your child is planning to attend a summer camp for the first time this year, you’ve both got an adventure ahead! Summer camp can do wonders for kids’ confidence and sense of independence while giving parents some much-needed downtime. The key to preparing for this experience is to start early with a camp physical at RediClinic. Make This T...

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6 Signs Your Cough Could Be Pneumonia

02.27.2019

Pneumonia is a common and very serious lung infection that can affect people of all ages. Cold and flu season is prime time for pneumonia to strike. That’s because the same viruses that cause cold and flu symptoms can also infect your lungs. And if you’re already sick with the cold or flu, you are also more susceptible to infection with bact...

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Measles Outbreak Spreads to 28 States, Including Texas

02.13.2019

Update: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have confirmed more than 1,000 cases of measles in the U.S. since the start of 2019. The current outbreak of the disease has spread across 28 states, including  New Jersey and Texas. To date, 15 cases have been confirmed in Texas by state health officials, locally in the Greater Houston ...

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4 Tips to Stave Off the Winter Blues

02.13.2019

After weeks of bone-chillingly cold temperatures, snowy weather and too few daylight hours, are you struggling to find the energy to get through your day? Are you feeling moody or “down in the dumps”? Whether you experience noticeable depression or just a touch of the winter blues when the days grow cold and short, understanding the science ...

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