Monthly Archives October 2014

The Importance of Breast Cancer Awareness

by MIPC Staff As you go about your busy schedule, and struggle to make time for yourself, please remember maintaining your personal wellness with routine check-ups can do more than a peace of mind. Really, it could save your life. Did you know that second to skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women today[1]? Health awareness observations, like Breast Cancer Awareness Month, are annual reminders of preventative care practices, not just a great excuse to wear pink. Metro Immediate & Primary Care offers many types of routine physical screenings that can assess multiple areas of
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The Facts About Ebola

by James Yang, MD While the recent DC Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) news has proven to be a false scare, DC residents are vigilant as ever since the deadly Ebola virus arrived in the United states with a patient in Dallas.  The virus has infected over 7540 people and killed over 3473 people since the outbreak in March in West Africa.  Ebola virus causes a hemorrhagic fever, meaning that it causes bleeding inside and outside the body.  After getting infected through exposure to bodily fluids, the virus can have a long incubation period with symptoms starting between 2-21 days.  Initial symptoms are nonspecific
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Urgent vs. Immediate Care: Is There a Difference?

by MIPC Staff People often use the terms “urgent” and “immediate” interchangeably when it comes to healthcare, often times, within these actual facilities.  Admittedly, the industry often uses these terms synonymously as an easy way to get their messages across to the general public, however, there is a clear distinction between these two terms and the type of care that they provide. Typical urgent care centers can be found either attached to a hospital or as a freestanding facility.  These centers often provide basic healthcare services but also time-sensitive and non-life threatening emergencies.  The term “urgent” may lead someone to
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