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Four Ways to Treat Muscle Strain

Muscle strains can hit any one of us. From kids to adults and athletes to the elderly, muscle strains don’t discriminate. They are caused by various reasons but most often due to an accident or…

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How to Tell When a Cut is Infected

Cuts and scrapes are common for most of us, especially children. Although typically not considered harmful or alarming, every time we get a cut, it opens us up to the possibility of developing an infection…

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Where to get a Strep Test?

Strep throat is a common illness that affects people of all ages. It is most prevalent in children and teens between 5 and 15 years old. Close contact and interaction, such as sharing drinks or…

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Does Urgent Care Do Pregnancy Tests?

In most cases, home pregnancy tests are accurate, but if you are looking for a little bit of extra reassurance or confirmation, Emerald Coast Urgent Care is happy to provide you with a pregnancy test…

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A sick man wearing a winter scarf sits up in bed. He holds his head with one hand and a coffee mug with the other.

What Does a Fever Mean?

A fever is a temporary increase in your internal body temperature and is a common side effect of certain illnesses, like the flu. When a person has a fever, it means their body is trying…

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