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Need Medical Care After Hours? Connect With a Doctor Online

After hours online doctor visitOnce Monday comes, the week is off and running. For many families, it’s a blur of work, school, sports practices, music lessons, and chores. If you or a family member is sick, finding time to go to the doctor can be tough.

Virtual doctor visits, also referred to as telehealth visits, are a great way to take care of routine medical problems when you can’t get in to see your regular doctor. These visits, which can take place by video, phone, or online questionnaires, are becoming an increasingly popular way to get medical care during evening or early morning hours. You can talk to the doctor when it’s convenient for you — even at 11 p.m. on a Tuesday.

Caring for a Workout Injury After Hours

Workout injury after hoursRegular exercise can pay off in big ways, like helping you drop pounds, lower cholesterol, and boost your energy. While all that time spent running, hiking, or playing tennis, can add up to better long-term health, all sports carry a risk of injury. And with so many people working out in the evenings or on weekends, injuries are most likely to happen when doctor’s offices are closed.

Here’s a quick survival guide for those after-hours injuries. Get tips for treatment at home, a list of symptoms that require medical care, and discover how to find convenient care 24/7.

Back Spasms: 4 Steps to Immediate Relief

Young man back pain at workThe first dose of spring has many of us out planting flowers, mowing the grass, or picking up outdoor sports like soccer or cycling. And while all that extra activity felt great on Saturday, your body may be rebelling by Sunday or Monday with aches, pains, and even muscle spasms.

One of the most troublesome results of strenuous activity can often be back spasms. Unfortunately, back spasms may come on quickly and interfere with everything from work and sleep to putting on your shoes.

Weekend Respiratory Relief

Young ill woman in bed with laptopWhat started as a tickle in your throat has become a head full of congestion and an awful cough. Now you’re feeling miserable on a beautiful spring Saturday and missing out on weekend activities.

Don’t wait until Monday to get relief.

Did you know you can bypass waiting in an urgent care clinic and get help for respiratory issues from the comfort of your home?

Expert Allergy Care After Hours

woman with allergiesSpring came early to North Carolina this year with a warmer than usual end to winter. With trees blooming and grass quickly growing, many who suffer from seasonal allergies are already feeling the misery brought on by pollen.

If you typically time your allergy medicine to the start of this budding season, you may have been caught off guard. However, you can get fast and effective medical care for allergies, even on nights and weekends with Cone Health Connected Care online visits.

Soothing Sore Throats: 4 Best Treatments

Woman with sore throatGlimpses of spring are on the way, but those winter viruses are still making their rounds, causing school and work absences. Many illnesses start with a sore throat. In fact, your throat can become irritated enough to make eating, swallowing, and even sleeping painful. Try these tips for soothing your sore throat.

Cold or Allergies? Know the Difference and Get Relief

cold or allergiesYou can’t stop sneezing and sniffling, and your scratchy throat needs soothing. You’ve pulled out the tissues and hot tea, and now you’re wondering which over-the-counter medicine will bring relief: an antihistamine, a decongestant, or maybe both? You’re not even sure if it’s a cold or just spring allergies.

Here’s a quick guide to figuring out if you have a cold or allergies, treatment tips for each, and symptoms that signal you need to get medical care.

Skin Rash Rules

skin rash on neckRashes can be itchy, irritating, and downright bothersome. Some rashes will heal fairly quickly with treatment at home, while others persist or become serious enough to require a doctor’s care. Our brief rash guide lists ideas to calm the rash at home and will also help you know when it’s time to consult with a doctor.

4 Ways to Combat the Health Hazards of Commuting

healthy commuterLong days at the office can create plenty of stress. Add in a commute of 30-minutes or more each way, and both your body and mind may feel the crunch of an extended schedule. Studies have shown commuters experience higher levels of stress, weight gain, and feelings of isolation than those who live near their workplace. Try these four tips to combat the physical and mental toll of commuting.

Calming Your Child’s Cough: 4 Tips to Try Now

little girl coughingHearing and seeing your little one suffer from a nagging cough is hard. Coughing bouts can disrupt meals, put a damper on play time, and disturb sleep. While cough and cold medicines are not safe for children under the age of six, there are remedies you can use to calm the cough. The best solution for each child will vary and partly depends on their age.

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