May National Health Observances: Physical Fitness, Mental Health, Older Adults, and More.

Posted on April 24, 2023 by ODPHP Each month we highlight select National Health Observances (NHOs) that align with our priorities for improving health in the United States. In May, we are raising awareness about physical fitness, older adults, mental health, women’s health, and HIV awareness. We’ve listed some resources below that you can use […]

Urgent Cares: A Convenient and Affordable Alternative to the Emergency Room

Urgent cares are a convenient and affordable alternative to the emergency room for non-life-threatening medical conditions. They offer a wide range of services, including: Treatment for minor injuries and illnesses X-rays and lab tests Prescription medications Stitches and casting Vaccinations Minor surgery Urgent cares are typically open seven days a week and offer extended hours, […]

The Benefits of Urgent Care

The Benefits of Urgent Care Here are 5 benefits of urgent care: Convenience. Urgent care centers are typically open seven days a week, evenings, and weekends. This means that you can get the care you need when you need it, without having to make an appointment with your primary care doctor. Affordability. Urgent care centers […]

About Strokes

A stroke, sometimes call a brain attack, happens in one of two ways: A blocked artery or a ruptured artery. View Larger A stroke, sometimes called a brain attack, occurs when something blocks blood supply to part of the brain or when a blood vessel in the brain bursts. In either case, parts of the […]

Flu: What To Do If You Get Sick

On This Page Do I need to go to the emergency room? What are the emergency signs? Are there medicines to treat flu? How long should I stay home? What should I do while I’m sick? Common Signs & Symptoms of Flu Flu Symptoms Influenza (flu) can cause mild to severe illness, and at times […]

Self-Care Heart Tips for Heart Health

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, but there’s a lot you can do to prevent it. Taking time to care for your heart can be challenging as you go about daily life. But it’s easier than you think to show your heart the love it deserves each day. Small […]

Three Things You May Not Know About CPR

People who have cardiac arrests may benefit from CPR, yet many people who witness cardiac arrest do not perform CPR. Learn about CPR so you can be prepared. Cardiac arrest is not the same as a heart attack. Someone whose heart has stopped beating is in cardiac arrest and needs CPR. What is CPR, and […]

When and Where to Get Medical Care

Sometimes you’ll know right away if your child needs quick medical care. Other times, it’s hard to be sure. And if you do, should you go to the ER, call your doctor, or visit an urgent care center? These guidelines can help. When to Call 911 For a serious emergency, call 911. Some situations are […]

Eat fruit and vegetables, live longer

5 servings a day lowers chance of chronic disease Most of us know that eating fruits and vegetables is good for our health. But a new study from the National Institutes of Health says it may even help us live longer. The study found that eating an average of five servings of fruits and vegetables […]