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When Does Diarrhea Warrant a Trip to Urgent Care? Aug 1st, 2019

Diarrhea, which evidences itself when stool comes out watery, is something everyone gets occasionally. Usually, it’s nothing to worry about, as many things can have a mild diuretic effect. Caffeine, lactose, sugar, and medicine can all be blamed for bouts of watery stool. Add in getting a virus, and you’re...

Lifestyle Changes to Prevent Chronic Migraines Jul 9th, 2019

Migraines are extremely uncomfortable, and those who endure them chronically will often do anything they can to hopefully avoid experiencing another. While doctors don’t know for certain why we get migraines, especially because the triggers are so different from person to person, certain lifestyle changes actually cut down the frequency...

You'll Need a DOT Physical if You Want to Operate a Commercial Vehicle Jun 1st, 2019

Being a commercial driver typically means you spend a lot of hours on the road. That means you need to be healthy enough to perform the demanding task of maintaining road safety, while managing a potentially heavy load vehicle for a long time. If you’re interested in a career as...

What to Do if You Suspect Your Child Has Asthma May 1st, 2019

Coughs and colds are a natural part of growing up, but if the coughing is frequent, triggered by cold air or exercise, or accompanied by wheezing and shortness of breath, your child could have asthma. Here at AccuHealth Urgent Care in St. Louis, Missouri, our board-certified doctors and highly trained...

Sore Throat or Strep? Here's How You Tell the Difference Apr 1st, 2019

Sore throats are common and often no cause for alarm. While the common cold is a leading cause, symptoms can also derive from an infection in need of treatment. About 11,000-13,000 cases of invasive strep disease crop up each year in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease...

Think You Might Be Pregnant? These are 5 Common Signs of Pregnancy Mar 1st, 2019

Whether you’re trying to have a baby or simply forgot to use birth-control the last time you had sexual intercourse, you may wonder if you’re pregnant. You’d like an answer sooner rather than later so you can make important decisions. While the only way to know for sure is to...

When You Should Seek Help For Diarrhea Feb 1st, 2019

You probably made fun of it as a kid, endured it a few times when you had the flu, or perhaps even changed a few diapers when your baby was sick. Any way you experience it, diarrhea is never pleasant, but fortunately, it usually subsides after a day or two...

Wondering If You Should Get Tested for STDs? Jan 16th, 2019

There might not be data to back it up, but we're 99 percent sure our patients dread talking about the potential of a sexually transmitted disease with their doctor. Although it's easy to feel like you're on an island when you contract — or suspect you've contracted — an STD, half of all...

Three Reasons Pregnant Women Should Seek Urgent Care Instead of Seeing Their OB/GYN Dec 19th, 2018

Pregnancy is an exciting time. But it can also be stressful. You want to make sure that every precaution is taken to ensure a healthy pregnancy and delivery. Yet, sometimes can be difficult to know whether a symptom is normal and can wait to be addressed at your regular OB/GYN...

4 Warning Signs That You (an Adult!) Might Have an Ear Infection Nov 29th, 2018

Adults tasked with watching over small children learn what to look for when it comes to signs of a possible ear infection. Many of them fail to take those same precautions when it comes to recognizing symptoms in their own body. Any local Saint Louis residents with ear infection symptoms...

Top 5 Most Common Symptoms of a Migraine Headache Oct 15th, 2018

A whopping 38 million people in the United States are struck with migraines, five million of whom have a migraine at least once a month. While preventing migraines in the first place is the best way to deal with them, there’s still much you can do when the first symptoms...

Preparing for Your DOT Physical Sep 26th, 2018

Are you worried about your upcoming Department of Transportation (DOT) physical? You’re not alone. Plenty of drivers are concerned about problems that could sideline them. But being worried won’t help you pass your exam. In fact, getting worked up about your physical can do more harm than good. Here are...

10 Back-to-School Tips for Children With Allergies or Asthma Aug 16th, 2018

Up to 40% of school-age children have seasonal allergies, causing them to miss school or have an unproductive day at school. As a parent, you want your child to feel good and not miss any classes or school activities due to allergies or asthma. These 10 tips can help your...

How to Prevent Swimmer’s Ear Jul 11th, 2018

With the intense summer weather, most of us will do just about anything to beat the heat — and what’s better than spending the day lounging in the pool? While the water is a great place to stay cool, nothing grinds your summer fun to a halt faster than an...

5 Key Tips for Staying Healthy While Traveling Jun 19th, 2018

5 Key Tips for Staying Healthy While TravelingAs the school year winds down, you may be looking forward to a family vacation this summer. Or, perhaps you’re a road warrior who travels throughout the year. Whatever the case, travel can be tricky, especially when it comes to maintaining your health...

Is It Food Poisoning or Stomach Flu? May 29th, 2018

Your stomach is cramping, and your belly feels queasy. Could it be the stomach flu or did you eat something bad? Unfortunately, it’s hard to tell the difference sometimes. Both illnesses have similar symptoms and make you feel downright crummy. Our doctors of AccuHealth Urgent Care want to help you...

What to Know When It’s Your First Time Getting Stitches Apr 20th, 2018

Many of us have been there. A quick slip of the knife when you’re chopping veggies for soup, retrieving broken glass from a sink, or an unexpected fall from a bike that lands you on a sharp rock can all lead to wounds that need stitches.If you’ve never had the...

Discover Asthma Mar 27th, 2018

All About Adult-Onset AsthmaThe National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute estimates that about 25 million people in the United States have asthma. Most people are diagnosed with it in childhood. Despite popular myths, you don’t outgrow this chronic lung disorder. Once you have asthma, you have it.Many people, however, first...

Ways to Stay Healthy During Flu Season Feb 12th, 2018

Once again flu season has arrived, and for many, it leaves us wondering what we can do to protect ourselves against this year’s influenza viruses. We at AccuHealth Urgent Care in St. Louis, Missouri, want you to get through flu season in the best health possible, so we’ve compiled a...

Common Holiday Accidents and How to Avoid Them Dec 19th, 2017

Common Holiday Accidents and How to Avoid ThemWhile this time of year is festive and full of celebrations with family and friends; getting into the holiday spirit can lead to accidents and injuries. If you do have a holiday mishap, AccuHealth Urgent Care is open 365 days a year with...

The Benefits of Visiting an Urgent Care Center Over an ER Dec 14th, 2017

When you aren't feeling well, waiting weeks or even months to get an appointment with your doctor can be frustrating, and even worse is waiting hours upon hours in an emergency room that is packed full with others who are extremely sick. Luckily, there is now a much better alternative...

Ten Tips for Avoiding Migraine Triggers Dec 5th, 2017

At AccuHealth Urgent Care in St. Louis, we often see patients seeking relief from the debilitating effects of migraine headaches, and we’re happy to help. But whether your migraines occur frequently or affect your daily routine only occasionally, there are things you can do to avoid the onset of painful...