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Well 2017 is over and 2018 is here. If statistics and the gym commercials tell us anything is that most people’s New Years Resolution is to lose weight and get in better shape. That means aches, pains and the occasional injury. We here at Roswell Urgent Care are equipped with a full X-Ray department, as well as orthopedic splints, and supplies. We even have the ability to cast here. What about that old injury that has kept you from your favorite hobby? Tennis elbow? Plantar Fasciitis? Shoulder tendinitis or just some low back pain? Come let the great Physicians at
Would you believe me if I told you that Chicken soup, and water have a much better chance of treating the common cold than antibiotics and vitamin C? Its actually true. The article below outlines some common cold misconceptions. That being said, being seen by a doctor to properly diagnose whether you have a common cold or something more significant like, the Flu, Bronchitis, or a Sinus Infection is still vital to your treatment. The proper diagnosis along with these important facts will help you know what to do and what is actually going to work. http://www.cardinalretirement.com/please-cure-my-cold—misconceptions-of-the-common-virus
Influenza Statistics for October 2017 in Georgia: According to the Georgia Weekly Influenza Report; found at the bottom of the page, Georgia is now at the national average for positive influenza tests and has even had one hospitalization during the first week in October. It is now November and these numbers will only increase. Influenza vaccines are readily available and the best way to prevent the spread of influenza. We here at Roswell Urgent Care have both the Trivalent and Quadrivalent vaccines available. It is not too late to come in and protect yourself from the flu. Statistics and information
  Should I wait to get vaccinated so that my immunity lasts through the end of the season? CDC and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommend that flu vaccinations begin by the end of October, if possible. However, as long as flu viruses are circulating, it is not too late to get vaccinated, even in January or later. While seasonal flu outbreaks can happen as early as October, most of the time flu activity peaks between December and February, although activity can last as late as May. Since it takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies to
What’s the difference between the “normal” flu shot and the new quadrivalent vaccine? We began hearing this question last flu season and as more people have become aware of a “new” kind of flu shot, we’re hearing it more and more. The answer is pretty simple. Tri means 3 and that’s the number of flu strains covered by the vaccine. Historically, manufacturers of the flu vaccine would choose the 2 main types of Influenza A anticipated to affect North America, H1N1 and H3N2. They would also try to predict which of the 2 major Influenza B viruses would be most prevalent