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Archive for April 2015

Are you ready for summer in New Orleans?

As April showers turn into May flowers, New Orleans is preparing for another hot, steamy summer.

Are you ready?

Specifically, have you given your health any thought lately? 

Summer sunAt Urgent Care MD, we specialize in offering a wide range of health services, with the convenience of no-appointment-necessary urgent care speed.

 

Summer activities

New Orleans’ spring has been super rainy, leaving many residents chomping at the bit to get outside. Playing tennis at City Park, hitting the golf course, and taking a run the neighborhood are just some activities we enjoy during the steamy summer months. While it’s easy to say nothing will ever happen, you should always know where to head if something goes wrong. Urgent Care MD is able to treat all sorts of sports injuries, and even has X-ray capabilities on hand to make sure everything is a-ok.

Almost forgot! Urgent Care MD even offers IV hydration therapy should you find yourself really feeling the New Orleans’ heat. 

 

Summer Allergies & Colds

We bring this up a lot because, let’s face it, New Orleans nature causes a lot of cold and allergy issues. At Urgent Care MD in Lakeview and Canal, we offer painless alternatives to allergy shots. UCMD can also be your source for quick checkups regarding sniffles & sneezes that may be more than pesky allergies. If you find that your throat feels scratchy, drop by our offices for a quick checkup. From asthma, to a simple cold, our emergency room trained doctors can help you breathe easier.

Need an immune boost to avoid getting run down by summer sickness? Urgent Care MD has a brand new supply of B12 shots ready for you on a walk-in basis.

 

Don’t spend all summer sitting at the doctor

Convenience is a big reason why Urgent Care MD is a great option for so many people in New Orleans. You NEVER need an appointment to stop by and get a quick check up. Our staff works very hard to be incredibly friendly, and super fast. You, the kids, parents, and people of all ages, are treated quickly, and with the utmost care at Urgent Care MD. 

Are you planner? We do offer appointment times should you want to nail down that schedule of yours. Click here to schedule a time right now.

One more thing, UCMD offers some of the best Urgent Care prices in New Orleans. We do accept most insurance coverage, but just case you don’t want to deal with it, we take cash too!

 

 

By combining the skills of emergency room trained doctors and nurse practitioners, along with friendly office staff, Urgent Care MD prides itself on providing fast and efficient urgent care for all of New Orleans.

Urgent Care MD has two locations in New Orleans, 826 Harrison Ave in Lakeview, and 2525 Canal in Mid-City. No appointment necessary, just walk-in!

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A Quick Guide for Staying Healthy & Safe during Jazz Fest 2015

Jazz Fest season has finally arrived in New Orleans!

While people make plans for parking and buying tickets, many forget to make plans for staying healthy and safe during Jazz Fest.

Here’s a quick little guide for making sure injury and illness don’t ruin your festival season in New Orleans.

 

Jazz Fest Trumpeter1. Stay Hydrated.

The average temperature in New Orleans, from April into May, is somewhere between 82 & 87 degrees. Factor that into being exposed to sun and elements while at the Fair Grounds Race Course (site of Jazz Fest), and you’re bound to feel the Louisiana heat.

How do you beat the heat? Do your best to find plenty of shade and of course, drink LOTS of water & hydrating fluids. Here is a list of dehydration prevention tips from WebMD

You might say to yourself, “wait, those tips mainly for when you are exercising!?”

Dancing & partying for hours on end definitely counts as exercise in our book, so drink up!

 

2. Drinking at Jazz Fest? Definitely stay hydrated!

New Orleans is known for having mucho access to a long list of adult beverages. When it comes a giant party like Jazz Fest, you KNOW the booze will be flowing. Simply put, alcohol consumption increases your risk of dehydration. So, just like in tip #1, make sure you’re drinking plenty of non-alcoholic beverages in addition to that party juice. Better yet, just limit your alcohol intake to ensure you have a hydrated (and injury/headache free) Jazz Fest 2015.

 

3. Watch Your Step

As we’ve pointed out before, New Orleans is an old city, with lots of problems. One of those problems, the cracked streets and sidewalks. Not to pile onto the first 2 tips, but if you’re feeling a little woozy from not enough water + too much booze, you may not see that giant pothole. Luckily, the Fair Grounds are nice and flat (for the most part). But, in New Orleans, you never know what is around the corner… or curb.

 

4. Allergies

Yes, allergies. After a super rainy New Orleans’ spring, everything is looking nice and green around town. Unfortunately, this also means that allergens are filling the air. For real, the NOLA pollen forecast is a little nuts right now! Coming in from out of town? This means you may not be used to our climate (and allergens). Make sure to pack your allergy meds before leaving to enjoy Jazz Fest 2015.

 

5. Safety, Crime, and other Stuff

If you’re coming to Jazz Fest 2015, you’re literally going to be swimming in a sea of thousands of people. There are a lot of things that can go wrong during a large music festival. Bonnaroo, one of the biggest festivals in the United States, but together this really cool, super informative, list of “Tips from the Bonnaroo Dept. of Health”. 

While Jazz Fest will have a stellar emergency team on site, if you need a little help with fluid replacement, allergy medicine, or patching up scrapes & cuts, Urgent Care MD in Lakeview and Mid-City New Orleans is here to help. Have a fun, and safe, Jazz Fest 2015!

Click here to find out everything you need to know about Jazz Fest 2015, from the official website!

 

By combining the skills of emergency room trained doctors and nurse practitioners, along with friendly office staff, Urgent Care MD prides itself on providing fast and efficient urgent care for all of New Orleans.

Urgent Care MD has two locations in New Orleans, 826 Harrison Ave in Lakeview, and 2525 Canal in Mid-City. No appointment necessary, just walk-in!

Urgent Care MD, why wait?

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5 Ideas for a “Healthier” Easter Basket

Easter is around the corner, and so are giant baskets filled with sugary goodies.

Sorry to be a negative Nancy, but did you know, according to dailymeal.com, the average Easter basket can add up to an average 2,028 calories?

Now, here at Urgent Care MD in New Orleans, we are all about a little excess every now and again.

What if you want your kids to have just a few Easter treats, but still want them to have a full basket?

We’ve done a little research and found some unique gift ideas that might help you keep their basket from becoming one big pile of chocolate.

easter bunny finger puppet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. Easter Bunny Finger Puppet

Want a fun way to keep your kids from reaching for that chocolate bunny? Keep those hungry hands occupied with this super-cute Easter bunny finger puppet from Etsy!

 

Easter Lego set

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Easter Legos!

Who wants to eat jelly beans when they can play with Legos! Especially when those famous little plastic blocks come in pastel colors 🙂 Check out this cool LEGO Friends 41087 Bunny and Babies set found on Amazon.

Giant google eyes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Giant Googly Eyes

Well, this really has nothing to do with Easter. But after getting lost on Amazon for a few minutes, we couldn’t help but spy these Giant Googly Eyes – Set of 2 – By Allures & Illusions… yes, Giant GOOGLY EYES! Sure, your kids might scare the daylights out of you by putting you with a life-like garbage can, but it’s fun!

 

Bunny ears

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Bunny Ears from Pottery Barn

We always tell kids not to give people bunny ears during photos. Now, you can encourage it with these sweet bunny ear head bands from Pottery Barn.

 

Wooden easter eggs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. Wooden Easter Egg Game

This hand-crafted wooden Easter egg sorting game is not only super fun for kids, but also super unique. This high quality hand-crafted wooden game will last be around for many Easter seasons to come.

 

If you’d like some more great, really creative, Easter basket ideas, check out the “19 very (very) special non-candy Easter basket gifts kids will love” from Cool Moms Picks.

 

At the end of the day, we can’t resist a little Easter treat. So, with that, what’s your favorite Easter candy of all time? Here’s ours…

Reese’s-Peanut-Butter-Egg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Easter from your friends at Urgent Care MD New Orleans!

 

By combining the skills of emergency room trained doctors and nurse practitioners, along with friendly office staff, Urgent Care MD prides itself on providing fast and efficient urgent care for all of New Orleans.

Urgent Care MD has two locations in New Orleans, 826 Harrison Ave in Lakeview, and 2525 Canal in Mid-City. No appointment necessary, just walk-in!

Urgent Care MD, why wait?

 

 

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