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10 Tips to Get Ahead of Spring Allergies Mar 1st, 2020

Spring brings warm weather and blooming flowers. While most people excitedly await the end of winter, for people with pollen allergies the beauty of spring can bring a host of not-so-wonderful symptoms.  Pollen — from grass, trees, and weeds — is the leading cause of spring allergies. These plant substances...

7 Foods to Boost Your Immune System This Cold and Flu Season Feb 1st, 2020

When cold weather sets in, cold and flu viruses thrive, and it might seem like everyone you know is coughing and sneezing. Both of the viruses that cause the common cold and influenza travel through the air. In the winter, dry, cold air helps these germs spread. But just because...

Who Should be Tested for STDs and How Often? Jan 9th, 2020

About 50% of sexually active people will contract a sexually transmitted infection (STI) by the time they’re 25 years old. STIs are often the first stage of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), but these two terms are sometimes used interchangeably. STDs are diseases that are transmitted through sexual contact. Anyone who...

When Does a Sore Throat Warrant a Trip to the Doctor? Dec 11th, 2019

A sore throat has a way of hijacking your overall wellness as the pain and discomfort make even the simple acts of swallowing and talking difficult. If you’re struggling with a sore throat, it may be part of a larger problem or a standalone condition. Often the best way to...

Why You Shouldn’t Wait Any Longer to Get Your Flu Shot Nov 15th, 2019

Every winter, the flu makes its most unwelcome appearance, sending millions of people to their beds and couches in misery. To protect yourself and your family now is the time to get your flu vaccine. At Chicago Immediate Care, our team of health care professionals is standing by to fight...

Seek Help Immediately for Your Child’s Urinary Tract Infection Oct 12th, 2019

Considering how easy it is for bacteria to creep into open places, especially those that are damp and warm, it’s surprising that urinary tract infections (UTI) aren’t even more common than they are — particularly in children.  As it is, a fair percentage of youngsters experience at least one UTI...