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Toddler Coughing from RSV
By Stephen Cassada / December 6, 2018

RSV: What to Know

Your child isn’t feeling well and while it may seem like a run-of-the-mill cold, it could be something much worse...

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Holiday Travel Tips - Family in an Airport
By Stephen Cassada / November 29, 2018

Staying Healthy During Holiday Travel

The holidays are upon us and, with that, traveling and being in close quarters is a common occurrence. Below is...

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Man with Sinus infection
By Stephen Cassada / November 15, 2018

Sinusitis: Finding Relief

Sinusitis, or “sinus infections”, are a common illness seen during the colder months of the year. The term sinus refers...

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Woman Worried in Bed
By Twin Rivers Urgent Care / November 8, 2018

Should I Go to the ER or Urgent Care?

Note: This article is meant to provide general information on the difference between ER and urgent care. It is not...

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By Stephen Cassada / November 1, 2018

Mononucleosis: The “Kissing Disease”

Have you ever heard of the “kissing disease?” If so, then you have heard of infectious mononucleosis, or mono as...

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By Stephen Cassada / October 25, 2018

Bronchitis: What to Know

You turn and look at the clock on the nightstand. It’s 3 am. You’re trying to sleep, but your constant...

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Teen Having Throat Examined
By Stephen Cassada / October 18, 2018

Strep Throat: A Common Pain

I feel like I am swallowing razor blades. While there can be many causes of a sore throat, one of...

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Woman with Bad Cough from the Flu
By Stephen Cassada / October 11, 2018

Misconceptions About Flu Symptoms

With the flu season upon us, it’s helpful to look at some of the misconceptions surrounding the influenza virus. Confusion...

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Sad Child with Ear Ache
By Stephen Cassada / October 4, 2018

Otitis Media: What to Know

With irritated cries, your child wakes you up in the middle of the night. You try to comfort them, but...

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Arm with Shingles
By Stephen Cassada / September 27, 2018

The Discomfort of Shingles

While most people are acquainted with the childhood disease known as chickenpox, there are fewer people who are familiar with...

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Skin Health
By Stephen Cassada / September 6, 2018

The Annoyance of Head Lice

Fall is almost in full swing, and along with the friends your kids are bringing home after school, some more...

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Child suffering from Croup
By Stephen Cassada / August 30, 2018

Croup: What to Know

Is that a seal in your house, or is it just your child coughing from the other room? If you’re...

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By Stephen Cassada / August 16, 2018

What to Know: Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease

Editor's Note: This edition of the Hometown Health Alert originally was published in May of 2018. We are resharing it...

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Poison Ivy
Summer Health
By Stephen Cassada / July 26, 2018

Poison Ivy: One Pesky Plant

In these long days of summer, it’s easy to find yourself craving an adventure outdoors. Whether for work or play,...

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Woman has accident injury after falling from bicycle
Infections, Injury
By Stephen Cassada / July 12, 2018

Cellulitis: Changing Injuries from Bad to Worse

No better time to be active than during the summer. However, that increased activity can lead to injuries both big...

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Preventing West Nile Virus
Bug Bites, Summer Health
By Stephen Cassada / June 28, 2018

West Nile Virus: What to Know

As the warmer weather in Nebraska finally arrives, so does the annual re-emergence of a common summer-time pest; the mosquito....

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Summer Health
By Stephen Cassada / June 14, 2018

Don’t Let Swimmer’s Ear Ruin Your Summer

As the days get longer and the weather gets warmer, swimming becomes a favorite pastime in many American households. While...

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By Twin Rivers Urgent Care / May 25, 2018

It Sure Feels Good to Soak Up the Sun

It sure feels good to soak up the sun’s rays at the pool while you’re working on that summer tan. ...

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By Stephen Cassada / May 17, 2018

Summer Pests: Tick-Borne Diseases

Summer is fast approaching which means camping and hiking will be in full swing very soon. People aren’t the only...

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By Stephen Cassada / March 22, 2018

‘Tis the Season to be Snotty

Tis the season to be snotty, itchy and sneezy.  Spring is in the air, literally.  This time of year as...

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By Stephen Cassada / February 23, 2018

Upper Respiratory Infections- Symptoms and Treatment

Upper respiratory infections (URI) are the most common reason for urgent care visits and a big reason most of us...

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By Stephen Cassada / January 25, 2018

Does My Little One Have a Cold, or Could It Be More?

Winter is upon us and here at Twin Rivers Urgent Care we have been seeing a surge of RSV. Between...

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By Drew Schreiber / January 11, 2018

Influenza has Arrived In Full Force

Influenza season is here, as we have had confirmed positive cases at our clinics. Influenza is an upper respiratory virus that...

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By Twin Rivers Urgent Care / November 29, 2017

“The Silent Killer” Keep Ticking: New Blood Pressure Guidelines Released

Recently, the American Heart Association revised the guidelines on high blood pressure. This is no surprise when only about half...

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By Twin Rivers Urgent Care / November 9, 2017

Walking Pneumonia; don’t let this trip you up.

The cooler weather has arrived in Central Nebraska. For many it marks the beginning of greater things; beautiful fall colors,...

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By Twin Rivers Urgent Care / November 1, 2017

Influenza Season is Upon Us

While current U.S. flu activity is low overall, localized influenza outbreaks have been reported and activity is expected to increase...

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By Twin Rivers Urgent Care / September 6, 2017

Falling Victim to Allergies

As summer ends and we slide into fall, those dreaded allergies start to appear again for up to 30% of...

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Student Athletes
By Twin Rivers Urgent Care / July 22, 2017

The Importance of School Sports Physicals

School sports are a great way for kids to keep fit and to develop teamwork skills that will serve them...

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Back to School
By Twin Rivers Urgent Care / July 15, 2017

Back to School Health Tips

There’s more to “back to school” than supplies and new school clothes. Here are eight ways you can help your...

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By Twin Rivers Urgent Care / June 5, 2017

Beware of this plant this summer

When you think of summer, outdoors, and skin; most people think about a great summer tan.  Well this time of...

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Summer Safety
By Twin Rivers Urgent Care / May 30, 2017

Summer Safety Tips

As much as we’d love to see you any time of year, a trip to immediate care can really put...

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By Twin Rivers Urgent Care / March 5, 2017

Is it a Cold, or Is it Allergies?

Colds and allergies share some of the same symptoms, so how can you tell which one you or your child...

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