Archive 2021

Aesthetic derm gifts for christmas in birmingham
Dec 06, 2021

Give the Gift of Aesthetic Dermatology

Aesthetic dermatology products and services make great gifts. Give the gift of Dysport, Restylane, or Skinceuticals, available in Birmingham at MedHelp 280.
Sick day waiting for covid treatment with dog
Nov 22, 2021

Know Your Options for Early Covid Treatment

Early treatment for Covid-19 is key to preventing hospitalization and death, but many people don’t even know that options exist. Here’s what you need to know.
Nurse taking vital signs with patient at medhelp
Nov 15, 2021

Your Guide to Primary Care Lab Tests

Primary care doctors use lab tests to diagnose, screen, and monitor acute and chronic conditions. Learn about five common labs used by your primary care doctor.
Lab tech running samples at medhelp
Oct 28, 2021

Three Common Lab Tests at Urgent Care

Urgent care doctors order lab tests to better diagnose an illness when you’re sick. Learn about the 3 most common labs used by doctors at urgent care clinics.
Woman writing in calendar to get her flu shot
Oct 11, 2021

Don't Forget About Your Flu Shot This Year

Don’t let vaccine fatigue keep you from getting your flu shot. Your flu shot is the best way to protect yourself and your neighbors from the flu this year.
boy wearing superhero costume with cape and mask
Oct 05, 2021

4 Simple Ways to Boost Your Immune System

Cold and flu season is on the way. Try these four simple ways to give your immune system a boost so it can work more effectively all year round.
Man confused by health information
Sep 20, 2021

Looking for health advice? Start by talking to your primary care doctor.

When you’re not sure what to do about your health or you’re feeling confused about health information, it’s time to talk to your primary care doctor.
Child wearing glasses showing arm after vaccine
Aug 31, 2021

How Covid-19 has changed the way we look at vaccines. (Spoiler: It’s not for the better.)

With the rise of Delta, the Covid vaccines are becoming less effective. But don’t let that cause you to distrust vaccines; they're still safe and effective.
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Aug 13, 2021

Worried about Delta? Here are 7 things you need to know.

Do you have questions about the Delta variant? MedHelp’s CEO Dr. Jordan Vaughn is here to help you make sense of the news and better understand this Covid variant.
female patient wearing a blue shirt sitting a safe exam room at medhelp urgent care
Aug 04, 2021

How we're addressing Delta at MedHelp

We're working to keep our patients safe in light of the rapidly spreading Delta variant of COVID-19. Here's what you need to know about our response to Delta.
Man sick with a fever
Jun 29, 2021

Frequently Asked Questions about Fevers

Do you know when you need to see an urgent care doctor for a fever? We’re getting back to basics with some frequently asked questions about fevers.
female child scratching a bug bite before visiting medhelp urgent care
Jun 01, 2021

Summer skin woes (and how your urgent care doctor can help)

Bug bites, sun poisoning, and poison ivy can all take some of the fun out of your summertime. But these can be more than just annoying if they’re left untreated.
little boy wearing stethoscope and lab coat pretending to be a primary care doctor
Apr 27, 2021

It's time for a check-up with your primary care doctor

Don’t get behind on your health! Many put off check-ups and wellness exams due to COVID-19. Now’s the time to schedule a check-up with your primary care doctor.
woman sitting on the couch feeling stressed and sick and needs to see primary care doctor
Apr 16, 2021

Not feeling like yourself? The surprising impact of the pandemic on your health.

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted everyone. We’re taking a closer look at the surprising impacts of the pandemic on your health -- and what you can do about it.
birmingham female primary care doctor coaching and treating a new patient
Mar 29, 2021

A closer look at primary care at MedHelp

Most people know that MedHelp is an urgent care clinic, but did you know we also offer primary care medicine at all five of our Birmingham clinics? Take a closer look.
woman wearing sunglasses at the beach and sunscreen following dermatologist advice
Mar 16, 2021

Simple skincare tips for Spring Break

MedHelp’s Kay Ellen Willoughby, MD, shares spring break skincare tips, whether you’re going to the beach or just spending time enjoying spring in Birmingham.
Woman in lab using a microscope to research coronavirus variants
Mar 01, 2021

More COVID-19 questions: What about mutations and asymptomatic spread?

You’ve probably heard about the new coronavirus variants and the threat of the asymptomatic spread of COVID-19. How concerned do you need to be?
woman with glasses looking up answers to covid questions on the internet
Feb 22, 2021

COVID-19 FAQ: Testing, Follow-up, and Quarantine

Although COVID has been around for a year now, many still have questions about COVID-19. We’re answering your questions about testing, follow-up, & quarantine.
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Feb 08, 2021

Reasons to Visit Urgent Care

You might be surprised at all of the things your urgent care clinic can treat. Our urgent care clinics are prepared to treat your non-emergency medical issues.
man reclining on couch with green cast on broken foot after going to urgent care
Jan 26, 2021

Urgent Care or ER?

Do you know when you should go to the ER and when you can go to an urgent care clinic instead? We're here to help you find the right care at the right time.
woman thinking about different healthy resolutions to make in 2021
Jan 11, 2021

The Healthy Resolution You Need This Year: Get a Primary Care Doctor

Need a resolution you can actually keep to improve your health in 2021? Resolve to get a primary care doctor this year and see surprising health benefits.