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Urgent Care, Orthopedic Injury Clinic or ER: Where To Go For Care

When injury or illness occurs, it can be tough to figure out the best and most appropriate place to get medical care. Many people would head straight to an emergency room. But that may not be the best choice for your condition – or your wallet.

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How To Treat and Prevent Burns -- and When To Seek Care

While the summer months bring fun, they can also be a time when injuries occur -- including burns.

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Serious Symptoms? The ER Is Still the Best for Medical Emergencies

Many emergency departments, such as those at UH, have procedures in place to screen and separate COVID-19 patients to eliminate the risk of spreading the virus to staff and other patients.

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5 Winter Health Hazards and How To Avoid Them

Winter can carry -- with slippery ice, snow-filled driveways and overheated indoor air -- the potential for health concerns, both major and minor. Find out how to avoid these safety hazards.

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Should I Go to the ER, Urgent Care or Use My Smartphone?

Telehealth helps you access a board-certified doctor from your home, office or on the go at any time, any day of the week using a computer or smart phone. Find out when it's best to see a doctor using virtual visits.

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3 Common Childhood Injuries: Should You Go To the ER?

It can be tough to know when your child's injury requires immediate emergency room treatment or a bandage and a hug. Here are three common health scares and the best ways to handle them.

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Should You Go to an Urgent Care or the ER?

When someone in the family gets hurt, of course you want them to get medical help immediately. But unless it’s a life-threatening emergency, an urgent care center – not the ER – may be the best place to seek treatment.

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