The sun is an invaluable resource for many physical, emotional, and mental health needs. Sun exposure is scientifically proven to improve mood by encouraging serotonin release in the brain and subsequently helping depression symptoms. The sun also helps our skin produce Vitamin D, which plays a very key role in bone health. However, like most things in life, too much of a good thing can ultimately cause harm. This summer we want you and your family to be safe while also benefiting from your...
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Every day what we choose to eat is very important, mainly because it fuels our bodies. However, what if we told you it was even more important to consider how that fuel is prepared? There are four general food safety rules that are important to follow, especially as we head to family barbecues and beach cookouts. So before you fire up the grill this holiday weekend, be sure to follow these four simple steps. Clean: Any object touching the food should not be an agent of contamination....
Summer is around the corner, and for many of us it can’t come soon enough. It’s a time for barbecues, swimming, bike rides, and spending time outside: playing sports, hiking, and exploring the great outdoors. However, these fun outdoor activities bring inevitable pain - kids, in particular, are susceptible to falling, which leads to scraped knees and cut-up hands. Whether you spend the summer at home, or you rent a beach house or visit family, you need to be prepared for the worst....
As the weather warms up, many of us will start heading outdoors to enjoy all that nature has to offer. Whether you are planning a picnic at your favorite park or a week-long camping trip, spending time outdoors brings an increased risk of insect bites and bee stings. Mosquitoes, biting flies, ticks, bees, wasps, spiders and scorpions can all cause adverse reactions, ranging from minor annoyances to life-threatening conditions. While the types of insects you’ll encounter may vary by...
The weather is starting to warm up as we head into spring - and with that warm weather comes seasonal allergies. Do you find yourself plagued by itchy eyes, a runny nose, and endless sneezing every time you venture outdoors in the spring? According to the CDC, you may be among the 7.7% of adults (and 7.2% of children) who experience allergic rhinitis - more commonly referred to as hay fever. While seasonal allergies can be unpleasant, there is a lot you can do to reduce your symptoms. What...
Tips for a Safe Spring Break We’ve made it through the middle of winter, and spring is just around the corner! With spring comes more outdoor activities - and spring break. Read on for some tips for a safe - and fun! - spring break! Know what to expect While we seem to be through the worst of this winter’s Covid surge, we aren’t out of the woods yet - and many places still have quarantine and testing requirements for entry. Make sure you research your destination’s vaccine and quarantine...
At Alliance Xpress Urgent Care, we are here for all of your urgent (or just nagging) medical conditions, with walk-in care available seven days a week. Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, much of our focus has been on providing the testing services needed by our community. In fact, many of you may only know of us as the place you come to get a Covid test. But, that’s not all we do! All throughout the pandemic, we have been here providing our full spectrum of urgent care services. Whether you...
Common Winter Injuries - and How to Avoid Them Ice, snow, and other weather hazards are ever-present in many parts of the country during the winter months. Emergency rooms and urgent care practices regularly see patients for winter-related injuries - many of which are preventable. Read on to learn more about the most common winter injuries, how to prevent them, and when to seek medical attention. Car Accidents According to the Federal Highway Administration, almost 117,000 people are injured...
Acute bronchitis is a respiratory infection that typically affects the bronchi, which are the two tubes that allow air to travel from your mouth to your lungs. You may experience this condition if you have an upper respiratory tract infection (URI) which causes inflammation and irritation in your airways. This means that they are producing more mucus than usual to protect themselves from irritation. Acute bronchitis generally lasts for a short time – most people get over the worst of it in a...
Each spring at Alliance Xpress Urgent Care we see a number of patients with allergies, rashes and injuries – oh my! Take a look at some of these common spring ailments to learn how we can help you feel better and get back to enjoying the season.
If you’ve been feeling ill, you might think an antibiotic is the quickest way to feel better. In fact, antibiotics are only effective in specific scenarios. And misusing antibiotics won’t just fail to make you feel better, it can lead to antibiotic resistance.
Alliance Xpress Urgent Care is now offering Rapid Tests for COVID-19, with results available in 15 minutes! These tests are available in both our Dublin, Virginia and Covington, Virginia locations, with walk-in appointments accepted.
Prioritizing heart health as a form of self care is a great way to ensure you’re making heart-healthy decisions!
One of the main factors for keeping your heart healthy is choosing the right foods. While a diet overhaul might seem overwhelming, you can start by focusing on better choices can impact your heart health. Check out these heart healthy choices you can begin making today!
With colder weather approaching and numerous experts recommending against congregating in large groups, it looks like exercise will be moving to indoor, at-home sessions this winter.
Learn about the additional steps we are taking to ensure our facilities remain safe places for you to confidently receive care during COVID-19.
As COVID-19 continues to dominate the headlines, it is important to take steps to protect yourself and your family. Check out these tips to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Sprains, strains, rashes and bites can end a fun summer day in an instant. Here are some of the most common summer-related injuries we see at Alliance Xpress, and how to prevent and/or manage the pain.
Take a first-hand look at a telehealth appointment with Alliance Xpress Urgent Care!
Are you curious about how a telehealth appointment works? It is actually quite simple and easy to use, and you will receive the same great care from Alliance Xpress Urgent Care – just from the comfort of your own home.
Choosing where to go when you are sick can be complicated. This blog shows the differences between emergency departments, urgent care facilities and primary care physician offices.
Seeing a medical professional is easier than ever with Telehealth appointments! These virtual office visits provide convenience by allowing you to speak with a doctor, nurse, or other medical provider remotely.
Below, we have answered a few common questions about this new service. If you have any questions that you do not see below, please contact us through our new Telehealth Information Page.
We’ve all heard the expression, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” We’re not sure how accurate that statement is, but we do know that a little bit of exercise each day will help you live a healthier, happier life.
It’s a new decade which means it is a great time to start making strides towards a healthier lifestyle. And at Alliance Xpress Urgent Care, our number one concern is your overall health and wellness.
Small improvements in your eating, exercise and mental health habits can add up to a huge impact on your overall health. The following is a helpful list of health and wellness suggestions to consider in your efforts to a healthier decade.
Unless you are Frosty the Snowman, cold winter air that bites your face when you step outside is one of the most unpleasant aspects of winter. For people with asthma, cold weather can be especially uncomfortable, even dangerous.
Most of us think of shoveling snow as an annoyance, not as a life threatening activity. But, studies show shoveling snow can lead to muscle aches and pains, frostbite and hypothermia, and even a heart attack.
The holiday season can be a challenging time of year to stick to a healthy diet. With countless family dinners, office parties and potlucks with friends, the calories can add up quickly and expand our waistline.
With germ season upon us, we all dream of a magic pill that will make us feel better quickly. For decades, antibiotics have been that “magic pill,” treating illnesses and saving lives. But, did you know that unnecessary use of antibiotics has led to the biggest public health challenge of our time?