MedSpring Viewpoints

5 Things to Remember about Condoms for Sexual Health

We’re all about health safety at MedSpring, and for sexually active individuals, health safety means consistently using condoms properly to reduce the risk of getting an STD.  Even for the best-intentioned individual, there are some condom flaws that may make what seems like safe sex, unsafe. Here’s what to look out for or keep in …
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How to Protect Your Ears during Music Festivals

With SXSW starting this weekend in Austin, and a big summer lineup of concerts in other cities we operate in (Lollapalooza in Chicago, Free Press Summer Fest in Houston, Vans Warped Tour, and much more), we felt it was important to touch on how to protect your ears during concerts and music festivals. Exposure to …
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MedSpring Opens Two New Urgent Care Centers in Austin

Being based out of Austin, we couldn’t be more excited at the opportunity to expand our footprint here and offer more locations for urgent care to residents in the area.  Beginning March 7th, MedSpring will assume the leases of two former CareSpot urgent care centers in the Cat Hollow/Round Rock and Southpark Meadows neighborhoods of …
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What’re Occupational, or Employee, Health Programs All About?

What is it? Occupational health, or occupational medicine, focuses on workplace health and wellness.  These programs work to prevent, evaluate and treat health conditions caused by the workplace environment. What types of occupational health services does MedSpring provide? –  Pre and post offer physical exams to determine capability of an employee to perform certain job …
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5 At-Home Remedies To Manage Sinus Infections

Whenever you have questions about your sinus infection, we recommend you visit a doctor. Treatment for a sinus infection often entails antihistamines, nasal sprays or antibiotics.  The doctor may also recommend at-home treatments to treat your sinus infections which may include some of the following remedies.  Keep in mind that the goal of treating a …
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Wicker Park / Bucktown Guide: 10 Things to Do in the Area

We’ve been excited to open our fifth MedSpring Urgent Care in Wicker Park since we signed the lease months ago.  Our Chicago staff raves about the neighborhood and its never-ending list of entertainment and tasty food spots, and with our center located at Damen/North, we are close to all of it. Since we’re a little …
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Common General STD questions: Part 2

Talking about sexually transmitted infections can be difficult, and some patients may feel uncomfortable asking all of the questions they have about STDs.  Although we highly encourage all patients to have an open discussion about sexual health with their physicians, we wanted to answer a few common (and some, less common) questions about STDs here …
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4 Reasons Why Your Doctor May Not Prescribe Antibiotics

With WebMD and other online resources helping more patients diagnose themselves nowadays, patients often show up to a doctor’s office with their mind made up about the best treatment plan for their illness.  Many have already decided that they need antibiotics! Have you ever felt this way? A doctor, however, may not prescribe antibiotics.  Here’s …
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Medical Pickup Lines for Your Valentine

With the season of love coming up, we couldn’t help but curate a fun list of medical (read: nerdy) pickup lines.  Whether you’re dating / married to / friends with / just met someone in the medical field, or just appreciate a good pun, we hope you enjoy these Valentine’s Day themed pickup lines.  Feel …
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