In and Out Express Care Blog

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 ..

Common Injuries and Urgent Care vs Emergency Room

By Dana MacCorquodale | Published Wednesday, August 22, 2018
When do I go to a Urgent Care? An urgent care clinic will provide help for issues such as illnesses, minor accidents, infections, and pains. But there are limits to what an urgent care clinic can do. For any issue threatening life, limb, or eyesight, you'll need to go to a hospital. We get a lot of questions on what conditions we can handle at In and Out Express Care. In this article, we'll go ..

Help for Tension Headaches

By Dana MacCorquodale | Published Wednesday, August 15, 2018
I woke up in the middle of the night with a sore neck and throbbing head. What’s wrong with me? What is a Tension Headache? Tension headaches happen when the neck, facial or scalp muscles become tense and contract. This can lead to pain and limited range of motion in the head and neck. They can occur at any age but are more prevalent in older teens and adults. Any activity that ..

Help for Upper Respiratory Infections

By Dana MacCorquodale | Published Wednesday, August 08, 2018
I can’t breathe! My nose is so stuffy, my throat hurts and I have an annoying cough. Do I need to see a doctor? One of the most common things we see in urgent care centers are upper respiratory infections. Here is a little more information on it’s symptoms, treatment and when to see your friendly Doc or Physician’s Assistant at In and Out Express Care (/contact)! What is  ..

How do I know if I am overtraining?

By Dana MacCorquodale | Published Wednesday, August 01, 2018
Whether you are a top age group triathlete, bodybuilder, golfer or runner, overtraining can be a plague to your progress. Due to many people’s highly competitive drive, they often ignore the signs of overtraining. This often leads to injury and dissatisfaction with one’s progress. If you’re a runner, you know the 10% rule. To stay injury free, it is best to only increase  ..

Pet Therapy as Medical Treatment?

By Dana MacCorquodale | Published Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Yes! In and Out Express Care thinks pet therapy is a viable alternative to traditional therapies. Ever wondered what is up with crazy cat ladies? I tell you what, they’re onto something! The stereotypical “cat lady” is a woman who lives on her own and relies on her cats for companionship. It’s actually a very sane thing to do! People that have gone through divo ..

Help for Anxiety

By Dana MacCorquodale | Published Wednesday, July 18, 2018
My heart raced, I began to sweat, I felt a tightness in my chest. I thought for sure I was having a heart attack. I turned to the amazing doctors at In and Out Express Care for help. It turned out, I was having a panic attack. They are terrifying and real. Anxiety is an ever increasing problem in today’s fast-paced, stress-filled society. Children experience it often in their first  ..