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Medical care clinics offer quality health care assistance and can help you with everything from allergies and dizzinesses -- which is the second most common complaint heard in doctor's offices and occurs in 70% of the nation's population at some point in their lives -- to sports injuries and lacerations.

You may think that you only need to worry about dehydration in the hot summer months, but you would be mistaken. Despite this common association, studies have shown that you are at an increased risk of dehydration during the winter. Let’s take a look at the reasons why this seemingly unlikely scenario is so common.

When you need emergency care, you shouldn't have to wait for a doctor's appointment. But what if you have a condition that's urgent, but not quite an emergency? In this case, you should probably head to an urgent care clinic where you can walk in and see a physician right away.

Children are extremely susceptible to catching any germs that come their way. Their immune systems have not had the years of fighting foreign bacteria that those of adults have had. Young kids also tend to put their hands on everything they possibly can, giving them more opportunities to get sick.

Strep throat is an infection that affects your throat and tonsils, making it one of the more painful winter illnesses. A bacteria known as group A Streptococcus causes the infection. The bacteria is adept at spreading itself between people, yet not all infected people show symptoms or seem sick.

Wrist and ankle sprains can happen much more easily than expected. From simply walking and tripping over an uneven sidewalk to slipping while shoveling to getting injured while playing a sport, sprains are pretty common. In fact, reports show that about 25,000 Americans sustain an ankle sprain every day. So what do you do when you sprain your wrist or ankle?

'Tis the season for holiday parties, having fun in the snow, and getting sinus infections. While getting sick may not be in your plans for winter, it's probable that you'll come down with at least a cold. But unlike colds, sinus infections can be quite persistent and can cause significant pain and discomfort.

When you have a cold or the flu, you probably feel pretty miserable and can't wait to get better. Unfortunately, colds and the flu can sometimes worsen and result in other conditions like bronchitis or pneumonia. Both of these conditions share similar symptoms and are often identified by a nasty cough and even difficulty breathing. But how do you know if you have bronchitis or pneumonia?

Playing sports is a great way to stay fit, have fun, and enhance your skills in something. And while it can be a great form of exercise, especially for those four in 10 people who exercise to try to relieve lower back pain, all exercise comes with the risk of injuries -- and fall sports are no different.

Flu season is upon us and with this dreaded virus often comes doctor appointments and medications. Unfortunately, medical treatments and expenses can really add up during flu season. And with the CDC showing that 5% to 20% of the U.S. population catches the flu each year, there's a good chance you or someone you know will catch this virus.

Upper respiratory conditions aren't uncommon, especially during the winter months. The most common diagnosis at an urgent care center in 2012 was actually upper respiratory conditions. But when you have asthma, your life may be centered around upper respiratory concerns. This is why it's so important to avoid asthma triggers whenever possible so you can stay out of the medical clinic.

When it comes to children, health should always be a priority. Unfortunately, many children are affected by a wide variety of health issues. In fact, about 25% of children in the U.S. between the ages of two and eight are affected by common health conditions like obesity, asthma, behavioral or learning problems, as well as other conditions.

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