Archive 2022

Choosing a primary care doctor
Dec 29, 2022

Tips for Choosing a Primary Care Doctor

Finding a new primary care doctor can be hard. But it doesn't have to be. We've created a guide to choosing a primary care doctor to make that choice easier for you.
Medhelp welcomes dr joseph shepherd
Dec 16, 2022

MedHelp Welcomes New Primary Care Doctor

MedHelp's newest primary care doctor has served patients in Birmingham for over 30 years. Learn about Dr. Shepherd's approach to patient care & long COVID treatment.
Woman sick with the flu in 2022
Nov 30, 2022

Get the Facts About the Flu This Year

Flu is here in Alabama, and it's spreading earlier than usual. If it's been a while since you've thought much about the flu, you may need to brush up on your flu IQ.
Birmingham flu shot 2022
Nov 18, 2022

Common Flu Shot Myths Debunked

Are you letting one of these common flu shot myths keep you from getting vaccinated for the flu this year? Get the facts straight on the 2022 flu shot.
Girl sick with rsv
Nov 04, 2022

Frequently Asked Questions about RSV

Cold and flu season has arrived, and RSV is making headlines. But many adults haven't even heard of RSV. We've got answers to ten questions about this common virus.
Do you need stitches
Oct 13, 2022

Do You Need Stitches? Here's How You Know.

Wondering if you need to get stitches? Our helpful guide will help you know when to head to urgent care for your wound - whether or not you may need stitches.
Man with strep throat visit urgent care
Oct 03, 2022

5 Things You Need to Know about Strep

Strep throat is never fun. These five things that everyone should know about strep can help you understand what to do the next time you have a sore throat.
Womens health clinic opening
Sep 19, 2022

New Women's Clinic at MedHelp

MedHelp Women’s and Wellness is opening in October 2022. Learn more about our new clinic in Homewood and Dr. Tamucci’s approach to women’s healthcare.
Exhausted woman with long covid
Sep 09, 2022

There's Hope for Patients with Long COVID

Suffering from Long COVID? Dr. Jordan Vaughn explains a root cause of post-COVID conditions – and what doctors can do to help their patients recover.
Girl going back to school
Aug 24, 2022

Staying Healthy as Kids Go Back to School

Raise your hand if you’re glad that kids are back in school this year but are nervous about the germs. Dr. Vaughn reminds parents that there's no need to fear.
Woman getting blood pressure checked
Aug 09, 2022

Blood Pressure Basics

Have you ever wondered why your doctor takes your blood pressure every time you come in? And do you really know what those numbers mean for your health?
Dog staying hydrated outside heat
Jul 20, 2022

Your Secret Weapon to Staying Safe in the Heat

It’s summertime in Alabama. And if you haven’t noticed, it’s a bit hot outside. How do you stay safe in the heat? We’ve got a secret weapon for you.
Woman suffering from chronic inflammation
Jul 05, 2022

Inflammation: What You Really Need to Know

To fight chronic inflammation, you need more than blueberries and kale. Here's what you really need to know about inflammation and what you can do to fight it.
Loch ness monster myth
Jun 16, 2022

6 Common Myths About Urgent Care

When you think about urgent care, what comes to mind? Crowded waiting rooms or steroid shots? We're debunking six common myths about urgent care clinics.
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Jun 02, 2022

New MedHelp Clinic Opens in Pelham

MedHelp Pelham is in a brand new building. Learn more about the features of our new urgent care clinic in Shelby County.
High risk couple recovered from covid19
May 23, 2022

High Risk for Covid? Here's Why Treatment Matters.

No, there isn't a cure for Covid-19. But did you know that are treatments that can not only prevent serious outcomes but also help prevent long Covid?
Close up of an eye
May 03, 2022

Everything You Need to Know About Pink Eye

Did you know that 3 million Americans get pink eye every year? Fortunately, many cases are treatable. Read more to learn about this common illness.
Man with crutches
Apr 18, 2022

So You Think You've Got a Broken Bone. What's Next?

Breaks and sprains are painful enough without having to second-guess where to get the best medical care. Here’s where you should go when you have a sports injury.
Boy with allergies in a field of flowers
Apr 05, 2022

Yes, you CAN go to Urgent Care for That

Think there’s nothing a doctor can do for you? Think again. An urgent care doctor can provide relief & help prevent complications from these three afflictions.
People facing away from camera colon cancer screening awareness
Mar 18, 2022

Let's Talk About Colon Cancer Screenings

Colon cancer is preventable and treatable if it's detected early through regular screenings. Do you know if it's time to schedule your colon cancer screening?
Woman looking at medicine and antibiotics
Feb 28, 2022

Four Things to Know about Antibiotics

Got questions about antibiotics? Here’s what you need to know about how and when antibiotics are prescribed by doctors at MedHelp urgent care clinics.
Winter mental health cat
Jan 18, 2022

Is it Time for a Winter Mental Health Check-up?

Feelings of depression can be common in the winter. It may be time to give yourself a winter mental health check-up and get help from a doctor if you need it.
Person reading the news on phone
Jan 05, 2022

Omicron is Here. Now What?

Worried about the Omicron variant? MedHelp CEO and physician Dr. Jordan Vaughn shares his straightforward, spin-free perspective on this new Covid variant.