In and Out Express Care Blog

Keep Your Pets Safe This Holiday Season

By Dana MacCorquodale | Published Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Christmas has always been my favorite time of year. It starts with Thanksgiving, which is mom’s favorite holiday. It’s a time for family and good food. My grandma’s recipe for corn bread stuffing is the stuff dreams are made of. It tastes divine and is the epitome of comfort food. My grandma was an amazing cook. From sweet potato pie to green beans or scrambled eggs, everythi ..

What's Got You Sick?

By Dana MacCorquodale | Published Wednesday, November 14, 2018
It's that time of year! Runny noses, strep throat, and the flu abound. If you or a family member becomes sick, it's important to have a doctor diagnose the cause so that you can know how best to treat it. Antibiotics are sometimes necessary. But antibiotics are sometimes unnecessary, and could even be harmful. Here's a handy chart from the CDC ( ..

Breast Cancer Risk Factors

By Dana MacCorquodale | Published Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Breast cancer is a devastating disease. Approximately 12.5% of all US women will develop invasive breast cancer sometime in her life. It is expected that over 266,000 new cases will be diagnosed in the US. There will also be over 60,000 new cases of non invasive breast cancer this year alone. Those numbers are staggering. Women with a family history of breast cancer have a higher risk of d ..

Running and Fall Go Hand in Hand

By Dana MacCorquodale | Published Wednesday, October 17, 2018
This is my favorite time of year! Fall is here and I love it. This is the best time of year for running, in my humble opinion. The cold temperatures are starting to creep in. The leaves will soon turn brilliant shades of red, orange and yellow. I love to watch the wind catch the leaves as they fall, twisting and turning in a graceful dance as they fall to the ground. Pumpkin pie, hot apple ..

Be Good to Your Heart!

By Dana MacCorquodale | Published Wednesday, October 03, 2018
My friend Michelle is a bad ass athlete. She is personal trainer and fitness instructor extraordinaire. Michelle is crazy fit, sports a six-pack and swims like a fish. She is also an accomplished triathlete. I was shocked to hear that this healthy 53-year-old woman had a heart attack. She was on a run and knew something wasn’t right. Her quick thinking might have saved her life. A heart  ..

Newport News Clinic Reopening October 1st!

By Dana MacCorquodale | Published Monday, October 01, 2018
Have you heard? Our Newport News location is now reopen, as of October 1st! We’re thrilled to announce that In and Out Express Care has reopened our Newport News location. We’ve been up the street for a year and we couldn’t be happier to be home. We missed you! Our location is 704 Thimble Shoals Blvd, Suite 200, Newport News, VA 23606. We are sharing the building  ..

Running to Lower Your Blood Pressure

By Dana MacCorquodale | Published Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Running can improve your blood pressure. Dr. N. Michael Baddar, Medical Director for In and Out Express Care, once told me "the lower your blood pressure, the longer you will live." This was the first time I had heard this and I was intrigued. Being physically inactive is linked to high blood pressure. Persistent high pressure can damage blood vessels, heart, brain, kidneys and your ey ..

What to Do About Ear Infections

By Dana MacCorquodale | Published Thursday, September 13, 2018
Ear infections are a common problem seen in urgent care clinics. But how do you know if it warrants medical attention or if it can be treated at home? Two Types of Ear Infections There are two common types of ear infections. The first is often called swimmer’s ear. It is caused by water becoming trapped in the ear canal. It can occur after swimming in a pool or even soaking in a bat ..

NSAID Use and Rhabdomyolysis in Endurance Athletes

By Dana MacCorquodale | Published Wednesday, September 05, 2018
When I competed in the Chattanooga Ironman in 2014, I did so in opposition to my doctor. I was recovering from an IT band release operation that got infected with MRSA. In addition to this, I reinjured my knee while running speed intervals on the track. An MRI revealed that I had a bone bruise in 3 places. It hurt, a lot. In order to do IM Choo, I did zero road running the last 2 months of tra ..

Do I Need to See a Doctor for Pink Eye?

By Dana MacCorquodale | Published Friday, August 31, 2018
It's time for back to school! And with it comes a multitude of potential health issues. Today, we are going to discuss Pink Eye or Conjunctivitis. What is pink eye? Conjunctivitis, or pink eye, is an inflammation or irritation of the eye. Pink eye can be caused by a bacterial or viral infection. It can also be caused by allergies or irritants. Conjunctivitis can be extremely contagious. It ..