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What You Should Know About Colon Cancer Screening

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What Is Colorectal Cancer?

Colorectal cancer is cancer that occurs in the colon or rectum. Sometimes it is called colon cancer. The colon is the large intestine or large bowel. The rectum is the passageway that connects the colon to the anus.

Screening Saves Lives

If you are 50 or older, getting a colorectal cancer screening test could save your life.

Here’s how:
• Colorectal cancer usually starts from precancerous polyps in the colon or rectum. A polyp is a growth that shouldn’t be there.
• Over time, some polyps can turn into cancer.
• Screening tests can find precancerous polyps, so they can be removed before they turn into cancer.
• Screening tests also can find colorectal cancer early, when treatment works best.

Who Gets Colorectal Cancer?

• Both men and women can get it.
• It is most often found in people 50 or older.
• The risk increases with age.

Are You at High Risk?

Your risk for colorectal cancer may be higher than average if:
• You or a close relative have had colorectal polyps or colorectal cancer.
• You have inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn’s disease, or ulcerative colitis.
• You have a genetic syndrome such as familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) or hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer.

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends that adults aged 50–75 be screened for colorectal cancer. People at high risk for colorectal cancer may need earlier or more frequent tests than other people. 

Walk-in to any of our clinics and talk to our providers about getting screened. No appointment is necessary at our clinics and you’ll only wait minutes to be seen. You can call ahead at (855) 9 FOR DOC and let us know you’re on the way or you can check in online.

Source: CDC


7 tips to prevent bed bugs in your home

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Bedbugs are small insects that can infest homes and other structures.

  1. Use a protective cover that encases mattresses and box springs. Check it regularly for holes.
  2. Check secondhand furniture for any signs of bed bugs before bringing it home.
  3. Reduce clutter in your home so they have fewer places to hide.
  4. Regularly wash and heat-dry your bed sheets, blankets, bedspreads and any clothing that touches the floor.
  5. Vacuum frequently to remove any successful hitchhikers.
  6. When staying in hotels, put your suitcases on luggage racks instead of the floor. Check the mattress and headboard for signs of bed bugs.
  7. Unpack directly into your washing machine after a trip and check your luggage carefully.

How can the genital herpes virus affect pregnancy?

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Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted disease caused usually by HSV 2. In the United States, likely more than one out of every six people aged 14 to 49 years have genital herpes (CDC). Most people with genital herpes do not know they have it.

If a woman is pregnant with HSV, it can be passed to the fetus during birth while passing through the woman's infected birth canal. This is most likely to occur if a woman first becomes infected with HSV during pregnancy and in a woman who has her first outbreak late in pregnancy. But it can also occur during a recurrent outbreak in a woman who was infected before pregnancy, although the risk is much lower. There is some research that suggests that genital herpes infection may lead to miscarriage, or could make it more likely for a woman to deliver her baby too early.

If one has sores or warning signs of an outbreak at the time of delivery, it may be essential to have a cesarean delivery to reduce chance of infection. The decision depends on many factors, including where the sores are on one's body and whether the fetus would come into contact with them during delivery.

Stop by any of our clinics to get tested. Most people with genital herpes do not know they have it.

No appointment is necessary at our clinics and you’ll only wait minutes to be seen. You can call ahead at (855) 9 FOR DOC and let us know you’re on the way or you can check in online.

Click here to read more about genital herpes.




The ABCs of diabetes

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What can I do to stay as healthy as possible if I have diabetes? — If you have diabetes (sometimes called diabetes mellitus), the most important thing you can do is to control your "ABCs":

●"A" stands for "A1C" – A1C is a blood test that shows what your average blood sugar level has been during the last few months.

●"B" stands for "blood pressure" – If you have diabetes, controlling your blood pressure is just as important as controlling your blood sugar. High blood pressure puts you at risk for heart attack, stroke, and kidney disease.

●"C" stands for "cholesterol" – Cholesterol is a waxy substance found in the blood. High cholesterol is another factor that increases your risk of heart attacks, strokes, and other serious problems.

Why are my ABCs so important? — Compared with people who do not have diabetes, people who have diabetes are 2 to 3 times more likely to have a heart attack or a stroke. People with diabetes also have heart attacks at a younger age, and that are more severe and more deadly. Plus, people with diabetes are much more likely to get kidney disease. By keeping your ABCs under control, you can lower your risk of these problems by a lot.

Stop by any of our clinics to get your blood pressure checked as well as get your A1C and cholesterol levels checked.

Note: Cholesterol levels are accurate when drawn after fasting for at least 8-12 hours. Drinking water is allowed.


Statcare Urgent Care accepts straight Medicaid

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Medicaid provides health coverage to millions of Americans, including eligible low-income adults, children, pregnant women, elderly adults and people with disabilities. Medicaid is administered by states, according to federal requirements.  The program is funded jointly by states and the federal government. As of November 2016 enrollment period, 68,885,189 individuals were enrolled in Medicaid.

We accept straight Medicaid at all our locations. We are staffed by emergency room providers experienced in treating all types of non-life-threatening injuries and illnesses.

Here is a list of the conditions treated at our clinics.

If you need a doctor, you shouldn't have to wait an unreasonable amount of time for an appointment.

No appointment is necessary at our clinics and you’ll only wait minutes to be seen. You can call ahead at (855) 9 FOR DOC and let us know you’re on the way or you can check in online.

Visit us and discover why Statcare is your best choice for urgent care and walk-in medical care in New York City!



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