The hot sticky days of summer are over and in are the cool breezy days of fall. But one thing fall is sure to bring besides pumpkins and apples is sickness, everywhere. Because of the constant drop in temperature, your immune system is more compromised and susceptible to many illnesses. In order to have a healthy and fun fall season and to limit your trip to the doctor and urgent care centers , follow these tips.
1. Get your pumpkin fix
Pumpkin is a great vegetable, chocked full of vitamins A and C. They can help to reduce cholesterol and boost your immune system. An easy way to enjoy this vegetable is making a pumpkin puree spread for sandwiches, or to snack on your roasted pumpkin seeds from that jack o’ lantern you carved a few days ago.
2. Don’t forget your flu shot
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While many know of urgent care due to their recent growth rate, there are numerous things that the average person doesn’t know about the centers. They are able to provide more care than most people know, with longer hours available and less wait time than many other medical care options. Read on for a few things you may not know about these great facilities.
- About 60% of urgent care facilities have wait times of 15 minutes or less, and 65% have a physician on-site at all-times.
- A survey done by The Urgent Care Association of America proved the small wait times, and also showed that 80% of all visits last 60 minutes or less. <