‘Tis the Season…for Respiratory Viruses
By Janine Gilson, PA-C

It is the season for respiratory viruses, and it came early this year. We have been dealing with Covid-19 infections but now there is an increase in Influenza and RSV this year. According to one report, there has been twelve times the number of flu...

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Monkeypox By Renee May, PA-C

Monkeypox is a hot topic in the medical community recently. This is a virus that is similar to that of smallpox, but has a much lower mortality rate. The transmission of monkeypox can occur from animal to human or from human to human. If a person is...

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Sea Lice By Janine Gilson, PA-C

Here at the Shore, it’s not uncommon for a patient to come into the Urgent Care saying they have been bit by “Sea Lice.” “Sea Lice” or more appropriately, Seabather’s Eruption, is a summertime ailment of beach...

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My Ear Hurts, and I Want to Know Why!
By Emily Reiser, PA-C

As Urgent Care staff, one of the most common complaints that walk through our door on any given day is the complaint of ear pain. Whether the patient is 5 years old or 95 years old there are many different reasons as to why someone may have pain from...

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Strep Throat: What you need to know

What is Strep Throat: Viruses are the most common cause for a sore throat. Strep throat is an infection in the throat and tonsils caused by a bacteria known as group A Streptococcus. The signs and symptoms of Strep throat differ from a...

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The Dangers of Sunscreen?!
By Andrea Wieder, RN, MSN-FNP

We all know that sunscreen is incredibly important during this time of year. It protects our skin from sun damage and keeps us looking young if we routinely apply it. Did you know there are certain chemicals in sunscreen that have not been studied...

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Upper Respiratory Infection and When to Give Antibiotics
By Phil Davidson, MS, PA-C

Acute Upper Respiratory Infections, or URI's, are one of the most common complaints presenting to the urgent care. Runny nose, nasal congestion, scratchy throat, chest congestion, mild cough, and headache are some of the most common symptoms...

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Understanding Stress and Practicing Mindfulness
By Megan McBurnie, MSN, AGNP-C

Everyone feels stressed from time to time. In response to stressful situations, your body releases hormones and chemicals that prepare you for action. Your heart rate quickens, you breathe faster and your blood sugar rises to give you energy - your...

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Emergency vs. urgent care: What's the difference?

It's Saturday morning and your child fell while playing in the backyard. He can't put any weight on his rapidly swelling ankle, and he is sweating and crying in pain. Should you head to the Emergency Department or Urgent Care?   Read...

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NJ Teachers Want COVID Vaccine; Gov. Murphy Has Possible Timeline

NJ schools have stepped up their demands to get teachers vaccinated against COVID-19. Gov. Murphy, in turn, has offered a possible timeline. Click Here to read the full article. Share

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