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Sep 20, 2018 | Uncategorized

Post Hurricane Florence Health Alert from Masonboro Urgent Care

The waters of North Carolina have been contaminated. There is a potential of acquiring the bacterial infection Vibriosis from ocean water, brackish waters of the Intracoastal Water Way, rivers, and free-standing water in yards and homes. Tetanus spores thrive in this environment and insect associated infections become more frequent. After a discussion with the New […]

Jul 28, 2017 | Uncategorized


    Summer is a great time for kids to enjoy both outdoor and indoor activities. Whether they are young children or teens learn ways to keep kids safe and healthy while they enjoy the summer fun. MASTER WATER SAFETY Drownings are the leading cause of injury death for young children ages 1-4. Three children […]

Jun 7, 2017 | Uncategorized


With spring in the air we spend more time being active outside and doing a lot of spring cleaning inside. This extra activity can certainly increase our risk of getting a cut or a scrape. Minor cuts and scrapes don’t require a trip to the Urgent Care or ER. These guidelines can help you treat […]

May 26, 2017 | Uncategorized


The American Academy of Dermatologists recommend using sunscreen that offers broad spectrum protection against UVA and UVB rays, has a sun protection factor of 30 or higher along with water resistance.   Apply  SPF 30+ every morning and a 50+ if you are going to be doing outdoor activities. Cover the areas most likely to be […]

May 5, 2017 | Uncategorized


Blood pressure is the force of blood pushing against the wall of the arteries as the heart pumps blood. High blood pressure, sometimes called hypertension, is a common disorder in which blood flows through blood vessels (arteries) at higher than normal pressure. With a blood pressure monitor two levels (readings) are checked. The systolic (top) […]

Apr 25, 2017 | Uncategorized


A sprain is a stretch and/or tear of a ligament which is a string band of connective tissue that connects the end of one bone with another. The most common ankle soft tissue injuries are muscle, tendon and ligaments. Sprains, strains and contusions as well as tendinitis and bursitis are common soft tissue injuries as […]

Apr 5, 2017 | Uncategorized

Five Ways To Beat Spring Allergies

Spring is the time of year we usually think of seasonal allergies. As trees start to bloom and the pollen becomes airborne allergy sufferers begin their annual ritual of sniffling and sneezing. In many parts of the US springtime allergies start as early as February and last until summer. Although there is no cure for […]

Mar 28, 2017 | Uncategorized

Do I Really Need A Multi Vitamin??

Even with the best dietary intentions, we often fall short of meeting all our nutritional needs. One answer is a daily multivitamin, which is safe, effective, and can go a long way toward correcting any nutritional deficiencies. Of course, the ideal way to get your nutrients is still from food. Food not only supplies vitamins […]

Feb 23, 2017 | Uncategorized

Exercise!!! How do I make this work??

Remember those New Year’s resolutions you made several weeks ago to get healthier….. Remember eat healthy and exercise?  How are they going?  Well if you are having some difficulty with the exercise part let’s find some ways to make being more active a part of your life and to make you more healthy as a […]

Jan 27, 2017 | Uncategorized

How Can You Survive Cold and Flu Season?

  Colds with symptoms of cough, runny nose, headache and fever is the number one reason adults miss work and kids miss school every year. It has been estimated that adults get two to three colds per year and children get even more. Influenza is even more serious with varying symptoms including sore throat, fever, […]