Chemical Exposure Symptoms

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Chemical exposure is a scary thing, especially because many chemicals are invisible and odorless. Because you may not always know when you’ve been exposed to a harmful chemical, it’s essential you know the symptoms so you can seek medical treatment immediately. Below are a few key things you should know about chemical exposure.
 
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What You Need to Know About X-Rays

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Whether you broke an arm as a child or suffered from a cavity as an adult, most of us have had an x-ray of some sort in our life. While it’s not an uncommon occurrence, many people don’t know much about this form of radiation. Below are a few things to know about x-rays, …

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What to Expect During an Annual Physical  

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Annual physical exams are something that create a lot of resistance and anxiety for many people. However, healthy or not, it’s important to schedule your annual physical at the same time every year to keep a consistent eye on your health. If you’re unsure what goes on during an annual physical exam, below are …

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What You Need to Know About the Zika Virus

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It’s a disease most people weren’t familiar with until recently. The Zika virus, now spread to 29 different countries, is transmitted from bites of an infected mosquito or sexual contact from someone who is infected with the virus. It’s estimated that 3 million to 4 million people throughout the Americas will become infected with the …

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When to Seek Medical Treatment for a Burn

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According to statistics from the American Burn Association, an estimated 450,000 patients receive medical treatment in a hospital or emergency room for a burn each year. While there are many other burn injuries that occur each year, not everyone seeks medical treatment. So how do you know when a burn is serious enough to require …

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Know the Difference Between a Sprain, Strain and Break

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If you’ve ever “twisted” your ankle, you know how painful it can be. What many of us don’t know is how to tell the difference between a sprain, a strain and a break. Surprisingly, it’s not as easy as you’d imagine differentiating the three, but determining if you’ve experienced a break is crucial in …

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4 Ways to Keep Up Your New Year’s Resolution

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Every January, nearly half of Americans make New Year’s resolutions. Whether it’s to lose weight, get more organized or quit smoking, a new year is the perfect time to start fresh with goals. Unfortunately, only 8 percent of people are successful in achieving those resolutions. So what are a few ways you can guarantee …

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New Mansfield CareNow Location

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As one of the most popular urgent care centers in Texas, CareNow continues to add more and more locations. Offering everything from urgent care to back-to-school physicals, CareNow serves as a great alternative to a primary care clinic. The newest location, Mansfield, is one of 25 CareNow locations throughout the DFW area.
 
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6 Healthy Foods in Season for January

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After the holiday season, many people use the New Year as motivation to kick-start a healthy eating plan. However, that first trip to the grocery store can be overwhelming, especially if you’re not sure what fruits and vegetables are most available in January. Below are some of the healthiest foods in season at the …

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3 Tips for Running During Winter

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If you’re a runner, you know the struggles that winter can bring. Freezing temperatures, icy pavement and shorter days make running outdoors a challenge. However, by following just a few tips, you can train efficiently and safely during the cold winter months.
 
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