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ticks

How Ticks Find You and Spread Disease

Ticks carry germs that can cause a number of diseases, including Lyme disease. If you spend time outdoors, be wary of ticks, whether you’re hiking in a forest or simply relaxing on your lawn.

fireworks

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.

urgent care

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

When serious injury or illness occurs, it can be tough to figure out the 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.

covid masks

How Masks Help Prevent the Spread of Disease

Learn how masks work, the best material for homemade face coverings and how disease-carrying droplets such as coronavirus enter the body.

emergency room

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.

telehealth

How Telehealth Visits Keep You Healthy -- and Safe

Telehealth services provide a convenient, simple way to make and keep your appointments without having to physically go into the doctor’s office. Learn more about telehealth services.

telehealth

Best Strategies To Prepare For Your Child's Virtual Visit

Advice on what you need, which tools to have handy and what to expect during your child's virtual exam and afterward.

coronavirus or flu

Is It Coronavirus, Flu, Allergies or a Cold? How To Tell

Fever? Runny nose? Itchy eyes? Feeling ill but not sure what it is you have? Check out our symptom guide to learn more.

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