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Woman Suffering from the Flu
By Stephen Cassada / November 5, 2019

Preventing the Spread of the Flu

It's flu season in Nebraska. Are you experiencing high fevers, cough, body aches, headache, runny nose or a sore throat?...

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Recognizing Concussions
By Stephen Cassada / October 8, 2019

Recognizing Concussions

With any sport (as well as any physical activity) comes the risk of concussions. A concussion is caused by an...

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4 Reasons to get a Flu Shot
By Stephen Cassada / October 1, 2019

4 Reasons to Get a Flu Shot

Autumn is known for cooler weather, falling leaves, and football Saturdays, among others. It is also the beginning of flu...

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Girl in Halloween Costume
Health & Wellness
By Stephen Cassada / September 24, 2019

What to Look for in Halloween Costumes

Halloween is a little over a month away, but stores have already begun selling decorations, candy, and costumes. Your child may want to dress as their favorite character, but...

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Ankle Injury
By Stephen Cassada / September 3, 2019

The Pain of Ankle Sprains

With fall sports starting, a common injury seen by athletes is ankle sprains. This occurs when your ankle moves too...

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Viral Infection
By Stephen Cassada / August 30, 2019

What is Mumps?

A condition which has been rarely seen in the past, Mumps, has made a comeback partially due to poor vaccination...

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Nauseous Woman
By Stephen Cassada / August 27, 2019

Hepatitis A: What to Know

The United States has recently seen an increase in hepatitis A infection. Hepatitis is a viral infection that is only...

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Washing Hands
Health & Wellness
By Stephen Cassada / August 5, 2019

Teaching Kids Proper Hand Washing

School will be starting back up soon and with it comes more opportunities for your little one to get sick....

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Summer Health
By Stephen Cassada / July 16, 2019

Beating the Heat and Heatstrokes

With warmer weather during the summer, Heatstroke is something to always be aware of. Heatstroke occurs when your body temperature...

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Woman sick during summer
Common Cold, Summer Health
By Stephen Cassada / July 9, 2019

Wait… There are Summer Colds?

Feeling crummy? Nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat, body aches, sneezing, coughing and have a headache? Despite being the middle...

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Bug Bites
Bug Bites
By Stephen Cassada / June 11, 2019

Dealing with Bug Bites

Summer is fast approaching, and all the little critters are about to come out of winter hiding. They are at...

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Child Ready for Swimming
Summer Health
By Stephen Cassada / May 28, 2019

Summer Camp Essentials

School is out for the summer which means kids’ camps are right around the corner. Before you send your little...

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Pink Eye
By Stephen Cassada / May 16, 2019

Looking Out for Pink Eye

“Pink eye” Is a general term used for when your eye gets red, called conjunctivitis. Inflammation occurs in the blood...

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Girl with Fifth Disease
By Stephen Cassada / April 23, 2019

What is Fifth Disease?

The school bus comes to a stop as it does every school day. The doors open and you see your...

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Woman Suffering from Migraine
Common Ailments
By Stephen Cassada / April 11, 2019

The Debilitating Pain of Migraines

Do you suffer from headaches? Unfortunately, headaches are something that many people experience from time to time. At times they...

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Computer Rendition of the Measles Virus - Image Provided by the CDC
By Stephen Cassada / April 5, 2019

The Spread of Measles

Lately, the spread of measles has been in the news as more and more confirmed cases emerge. The CDC reports...

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Woman with Allergies
By Twin Rivers Urgent Care / March 26, 2019

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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Wrestling Skin Conditions
Skin Health
By Stephen Cassada / February 7, 2019

Common Wrestling Skin Conditions

During the winter months, as children engage in indoor sports and play, you might notice the spread of rashes and...

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Driving on Snow
Winter Safety
By Stephen Cassada / January 22, 2019

Is Your Car Stocked for Snow Driving?

The one thing you can always count on when living in Nebraska is unpredictable weather. In the winter, that means...

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

What You Should Know About RSV

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 Emergency Room or Urgent Care?

Note: This article is meant to provide general information on the difference between emergency rooms and urgent care. It is...

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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 / 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

The Signs of Croup

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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Tick-Borne Diseases
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 Stephen Cassada / 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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