• November is National Diabetes Awareness Month

    November is National Diabetes Awareness Month

    According to The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, “Diabetes is one of the leading causes of disability and death in the United States.” Without treatment, it could potentially result in blindness, nerve damage, kidney disease, and other health problems. Over 30 million Americans have been diagnosed with diabetes, and about 84 million adults

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  • October is Fire Prevention Month!

    October is Fire Prevention Month!

    The U.S. Fire Administration reports that fires kill more than 4,000 Americans each year and approximately injure 20,000 more.  Across America, our fire departments respond to nearly 2 million fires each year. Our homes are our sanctuaries.  This month, take the time to make sure your family is prepared in case of a fire. Here

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  • Influenza and Prevention

    Influenza and Prevention

    Influenza (flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and sometimes the lungs. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting a flu vaccine each year. Signs and symptoms of the flu

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  • Donations!

    Donations!

    Are you aware that people donate organs, blood marrow, stem cells, etc. to strangers? Premier Urgent Care has been assisting these living angels to help those with otherwise terminal illnesses.  There are several donor centers that Premier has worked with over the last several years to assist these services.  Sometimes the recipient is a relative

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  • October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    Beyond the pink ribbons, special product fundraisers, and the pastel sea of color that marks October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month offers a reason to celebrate and to reflect. Breast Cancer Awareness Month celebrates the 3.5 million survivors of breast cancer, and emphasizes the need to continue research to cure the disease. More than 3.5 million

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  • We Are Hiring!

    We Are Hiring!

    Please visit our Careers page to apply to the following positions: Regional Medical Director / Senior Physician Established and well respected urgent care organization is seeking a board certified Physician to join our team as Regional Medical Director. Premier embraces a multi-disciplinary team model where critical thinking, self-motivation and the ability to multitask are the

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  • September is Baby Safety Month

    September is Baby Safety Month

    What is it? Baby Safety Month was established on September 1, 2015 by the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA). Stemming from the national observance known as “Expectant Mother’s Day,” Baby Safety Month is now celebrated annually to educate parents on proper precautions to keep their infant healthy and safe. What do I need to know?

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  • Sunburn

    Sunburn

    August and September are prime times for getting sunburns at home and at the shore.  Remember, this is a true burn, with a thermal cause – Ultraviolet light.  Burns occur from both UV-A and UV-B light.  So look for protection that blocks both types. SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor and is used to estimate

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  • Bee and Wasp Stings

    Bee and Wasp Stings

    Bee and wasp stings can cause various reactions, ranging from temporary pain and discomfort to a severe allergic reaction. Having one type of reaction doesn’t mean you’ll always have the same reaction every time you’re stung.  Most of the time, bee sting symptoms are minor and include: Instant, sharp burning pain at the sting site

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  • Working Outdoors Safely in the Heat

    Working Outdoors Safely in the Heat

    Important Tips for Working in the Heat As temperatures heat up during the summer months, remember to take precautions when working outside. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that an average 618 people die each year of heat/sun stroke. If you plan to be in the sun for extended periods of time,

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