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  • Winter Storm Safety Tips

    With all of the winter storms we’ve already had and with such a long winter still ahead of us, we here at Doctors Express Urgent Care in Waltham, MA want to provide you with some useful tips to make sure you are prepared and stay safe during winter storms. Be prepared: Make sure you have […]

  • Winter Olympics 2014

    In a few weeks, millions of people are going to descend upon Sochi, Russia to witness great feats by the world’s best winter athletes. If you are planning on being one of the millions, you should take some precautions before you go. The US State Department issued an alert for those traveling to the Olympics. […]

  • The Norovirus

    You’ve heard about the flu and all of the symptoms that go along with it but have you ever heard of the norovirus?  Norovirus is a highly contagious virus that presents itself like the flu but includes gastrointestinal symptoms such as vomiting and diarrhea.  Norovirus can be spread in many ways including on environmental surfaces, […]

  • Urinary Tract Infections: Causes, Risks, and Treatment

    Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) are infections in the urinary system, including kidney, ureters, bladder, and urethra. The population with the greatest risk of infection is women; however, men can develop UTIs as well. Symptoms include strong persistent urge to urinate, burning sensation, cloudy or red urine, pelvic (women) or rectal (men) pain. Should a UTI […]

  • Sore Throat Remedies

    A sore throat can be many things. It can be a sign of a cold, strep, or just plain irritation. We have many ways that you can remedy a sore throat at home. Take an anti-inflammatory (NSAID): It can help relieve pain, reduce inflammation, and help with a fever if you have one Gargle saltwater: water […]

  • Winter Sports Injuries

    With the Winter Olympics right around the corner, it’s easy to get caught up in the fantasy of being an Olympic athlete and forget that injuries are a serious and all too common part of winter sports.  Ice skating, hockey, and skiing are all fun but come with the chance of serious injury occurring.  These […]

  • Winter-time Slips and Falls

    Winter is the time of year for ice skating, snowball fights and sledding, but don’t get caught off guard by the slippery conditions outside.  With the snow accumulating you’ll want to make sure you take extra care, especially the elderly and young children.  Slipping and falling on icy sidewalks and roadways can lead to serious […]

  • Don’t Let Illness Take the Cheer Out of Your Holidays

    Nothing is worse than getting sick over the holidays… except for getting sick when you’re traveling over the holidays! You’re out of your element, in a strange city, probably sleeping in a strange bed, you’re spreading your germs all over your friends and family members, and no doctor’s office on the planet is open. If […]

  • Student Health Center Alternative

    What options are there for college students who need health care while away at school? The student health center is always a great option, but likely has limited hours and resources. Going to the ER is time-consuming and expensive and often not the right level of care for every day aches, pains, or ailments. An emergency room […]

  • Flu Shots For Seniors

    Adults age 65 years or older typically have weaker immune systems and, therefore, are more susceptible to the influenza virus (the flu). Most hospitalizations and deaths from the seasonal flu occur in people over the age of 65 who have underlying medical conditions. This is why it is important that all Senior Citizens get a […]