Omicron: What to Know and How to Stay Safe

The Omicron variant of Covid-19 now makes up 98% of cases in the U.S.  Omicron spreads faster than previous strains of the virus, resulting in the recent dramatic surge in cases. What are the key facts to know about Omicron and how can you best project yourself and your family? Omicron is very, very contagious At the beginning of December, Omicron accounted for just 1% of Covid cases in the U.S. Just a few weeks later, it made up nearly all cases. Omicron is also proven to infect fully vaccinated people, contributing to the record-breaking spike in infection rates. The ...
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Do I Have Covid-19? The Flu? A Cold?

These are questions we are hearing frequently at MedOne Urgent Care St. Augustine, especially now that we have entered the flu season. COVID-19, the common cold, and the flu share many of the same symptoms, making it very difficult to self-diagnose. The only reliable way to determine which illness you have is with a medical evaluation and a COVID-19 test. MedOne Urgent care offers both PCR and Rapid Antigen testing at our clinic with no appointment necessary. What’s the difference Between COVID-19 and the common cold? Both illnesses are caused by viruses. COVID-19 is caused by SARS-CoV-2 and the common ...
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How to Have Yourself a Happy, Healthy and Safe Holiday Season

For many of us, 2021 will be the first time we’re celebrating the holidays with family and friends since the onset of the pandemic. That makes this season extra merry and bright. To keep your holidays full of good cheer, make sure you follow some basic safety precautions to keep yourself and your family safe from holiday injury and accidents. Cuts and Lacerations Cuts are common causes for urgent care visits during the holidays, whether from kitchen mishaps or injuries sustained while opening packaging. Try to follow these safety precautions to avoid getting hurt. Keep scissors and tape dispensers out ...
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2021 Flu Season – What to Expect

The 2021-2022 Flu Season – What to Expect October in North Florida brings a drop in humidity and temperature, pumpkin spice everything and, unfortunately, the start of the annual flu season. The flu season typically starts in October and runs through May, with its peak from December through March. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), flu activity was unusually low in the 2020-2021 season. This can be largely attributed to social distancing and masking measures in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic. What can we expect for the 2021-2022 flu season as COVID continues? The 2021-2022 ...
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Urgent Care for School Sports Injuries 

Participation in youth sports has many benefits. It teaches kids about good physical health, teamwork, discipline and sportsmanship. It also boosts confidence and self-esteem. But for all the benefits, there is always the risk of physical injury.  A local urgent center is often the best option for the immediate care of common, non-emergency, sports-related injuries. What are some of the most common school sports injuries? Strains:A muscle strain, or pulled muscle, is an injury to the muscle or tendon, most often in the hamstring, groin and lower back. This often occurs due to repetitive movement and overuse.  Swelling, pain, muscle spasms and muscle ...
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