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Here's a look at our 2019 announcements and news coverage.


Flu On The Rise As Providers Report Increase In Influenza B

December 26, 2019

Flu season is now in full swing in North Central West Virginia, with health-care providers reporting an increasing number of cases in the area.

Influenza Widespread

December 19, 2019

The flu season is ramping up in Minnesota with the department of health reporting 262 hospitalized cases throughout the state.

Busting Common Flu Shot Myths

December 19, 2019

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that everyone ages six months and older get an annual flu shot – yet, fewer than half of Americans received a flu vaccine last flu season.

MedExpress Doctor Says Get Your Flu Shot

December 16, 2019

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, flu in the United States is increasing. 

MedExpress Donates 110 Bikes To Area Schools

December 13, 2019

It didn’t take long for kindergarten students to give a thumbs-up after trying out one of the 110 Learn-To-Ride pedal bikes at a “bike build” event at Bellaire Elementary Thursday.

Urgent Care Centers Eclipse 9,200 Drive By Optum And Hospital Systems

December 12, 2019

The number of urgent care centers in the U.S. has surpassed 9,200 as hospital systems and well-capitalized companies like UnitedHealth Group’s Optum unit open urgent care centers across the country.

Flu Activity Increasing Nationwide

December 11, 2019

Flu season is underway and it is starting to increase across the nation.

How To Keep From Getting The Flu This Holiday Season

December 6, 2019

The holiday season is here, and so is the flu season. 

MedExpress Donates Bikes to Help Nearly 2,000 Wheeling-area Children Learn To Ride

December 5, 2019

MedExpress will donate 110 Learn-To-Ride Balance Bikes, pedal conversion kits and helmets to five Wheeling-area elementary schools this winter.

Avoiding The Flu For The Holidays

December 3, 2019

Influenza is something no one ever wants especially during the busy holiday season. 

Respiratory Syncytial Virus Off To Unusually Aggresive Start In Florida

December 2, 2019

The flu isn’t the only virus off to an unusually aggressive start this season. 

7 Tips To Prevent Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

November 27, 2019

If you've ever suffered from carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), changes are it's something you'll never forget.

Food Safety At Thanksgiving

November 26, 2019

The holiday is a time to be especially careful to avoid food prep mistakes that can sicken you and your loved ones.

How To Flu-Proof Your Home This Season

November 29, 2019

Coming in contact with the flu is pretty easy, unfortunately.

Busting Common Flu Shot Myths

November 12, 2019

Dr. Gregg Nezowitz, a physician with MedExpress, joined AM Tampa Bay to debunk common flu shot myths.

Healthcare Professionals Debunk Flu Shot Myths

November 11, 2019

It’s flu season and the Centers for Disease Control recommends that everyone ages six months and older get vaccinated.

Local Health Experts Bust Flu Myths

November 11, 2019

When the weather gets colder, it seems like everyone gets sick. 

13 Unexpected Reasons Why You Might Have A Fever

November 10, 2019

Feeling a little heated? It’s typically nothing to worry about ― especially if you’re sick.

Things You Should Never Touch, According To Doctors

November 6, 2019

Eighteen hours. That's how long cold and flu viruses can survive on hard surfaces, scientists say.

Girls On The Run Of North Central West Virginia Set To Expand To Northern Panhandle Counties Next Spring

November 5, 2019

Girls on the Run of North Central West Virginia (NCWV) is expanding to Ohio, Brooke, Hancock and Marshall counties in West Virginia’s northern panhandle next spring through a partnership with MedExpress, a neighborhood medical center.

Which Workplace Surfaces May Be Dirtier Than A Toilet Seat?

November 1, 2019

In the busy workplace, germs are often the last thing on employees’ minds.

Flu Season Is Here

October 28, 2019

The Pennsylvania Health Department is once again encouraging Pennsylvanians to get their flu vaccine and practice healthy habits as the flu season begins.

It's That Time Of Year, Learn How To Shoo The Flu

October 27, 2019

The CDC estimates that about 8% of the U.S. population gets sick from the flu each season.

How To Compare Nursing vs. Physician Assistant Grad School

October 24, 2019

Aspiring health care providers sometimes realize that though they are intrigued by the idea of healing the sick, their goal is not to become a physician.

MedExpress and The Health Plan Renew Service Relationship, Now In Network

October 2, 2019

The Health Plan (THP), the only health maintenance organization headquartered in West Virginia, and MedExpress, a neighborhood health care provider, announced that, as of October 1, 2019, MedExpress’ 26 centers in West Virginia will be in network for THP members.

New $14 Million WVU Medicine Outpatient Clinic Opens

September 13, 2019

A new $13.8 million WVU Medicine outpatient clinic was unveiled in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, Friday morning, with officials planning to offer a wide variety of medical services for the residents of Greene County.

Minnesota Kindergarten Class Adds Bike Instruction After Donation

September 3, 2019

MedExpress donated a complete Learn-To-Ride Program, including Strider Learn-To-Ride Bikes, helmets and curriculum to Valley View Elementary in Columbia Heights.

50 Things Doctors Would Tell Their Own Mothers

August 12, 2019

You’ll find no shortage of medical advice out there, on this site and many others—the tips, tricks and recommendations for living your healthiest life.

Reaching Out To Young Patients In Need Of Comfort Benefits Them, The Community - And You

August 7, 2019

Providing care for children sometimes means doing more than assessing health concerns.

How You're Ruining Your Hearing Without Even Realizing It

August 6, 2019

If you’re like most of us, you take your hearing for granted.

Enjoy Your Summer - But Be Aware Of These Health Risks

July 19, 2019

Summer is the season to enjoy the outdoors, especially in the Berkshires and Southern Vermont.

Make Sure your Summer Is Nothing But Fun

July 8, 2019

With summer activities in full force, there are some precautions for both adults and children to keep in mind while playing or working during the summer season.

24 Health Problems That Are More Common During The Summer

July 5, 2019

Summer is officially underway, ushering in long, sun-filled days of swimming, hiking, barbecuing, and time spent enjoying the outdoors

Summer Is Fun But Also Means Increased Risk For Injury

July 3, 2019

Whether you’re out and about with a sports team, on your family vacation, or at home enjoying the summer weather, now is a great time to get outdoors.

Summertime Can Lead To More Injuries Or Sickness

July 3, 2019

Summertime and holidays present lots of opportunities for people to become ill or injured.

Upgrades Coming To Spartan Stadium

June 30, 2019

When Greenbrier East’s first home game of the 2019 football season rolls around this fall, fans will find new bleachers awaiting them at Spartan Stadium.

7 Reasons Why You Might Be Sweating A Lot

June 19, 2019

Though perspiration may sometimes seem like an evil trick perpetrated by an uncaring universe (especially when you're wearing a white shirt in the summertime), there are reasons why we sweat. 

7 Things Your Body Odor Might Be Trying To Tell You

June 19, 2019

Despite the attempts of deodorant ads everywhere to convince us otherwise, people do not naturally smell like lilies and meadows.

Prevention Is Key To Preventing

June 13, 2019

June is Men's Health Month and doctors are reminding men to be aware of the warning signs for some critical health problems.

MedExpress Opens Neighborhood Medical Center In Lakeland

June 11, 2019

MedExpress Urgent Care, a neighborhood health care provider, will open a new neighborhood medical center in Lakeland Wednesday, June 19, at 3700 US Highway 98 N.

June Bringing Awareness To Men's Health

June 11, 2019

While you may know men that take care of themselves, there are still some things that men are at risk for. 

Focusing On Wellness For Men's Health Month

June 7, 2019

June is Men's Health Month and according to Doctor Julie Waddell with MedExpress Urgent Care, it is a perfect reminder for men to make wellness a priority.

How To Avoid Food Poisoning 

June 6, 2019

With summer here, a lot of people are getting their grills out and are cooking up those amazing summer meals.

MedExpress in Longmont Receives Certified Urgent Care Designation

June 6, 2019

MedExpress Urgent Care, a neighborhood medical center, is the most recent MedExpress center to receive Certified Urgent Care designation.

Avoid Grill-illing This Summer

May 29, 2019

Summertime is the best time for outdoor cooking.

Five Summer Safety Tips for Seniors

May 25, 2019

There's nothing quite like the feeling of stepping outside in to the sun on a warm, bright summer day to soak up some much-needed Vitamin D.

Keeping Yourself Safe During Summer Cooking Barbecues

May 23, 2019

Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer.

MedExpress 'Kidz Day' Set For Saturday

May 9, 2019

The sixth-annual MedExpress Kidz Day will be held from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday at Marland Heights Park.

Local Medical Professionals Say Flu Is Lingering

May 6, 2019

Local emergency rooms and urgent care facilities are beginning to see cases of influenza taper off at this point, but the virus has stuck around longer this season than anyone would have liked.

MedExpress Center Reopens After Tornado Damaged Building

May 4, 2019

One Lynchburg business is up and running again after last year's tornado closed it down.

Eight Weird Cold Remedies That Actually Work

May 2, 2019

When you have a cold, it's only possible to think about two things: how bad you feel, and how soon you'll get better. 

Differences Between Allergies, Flu & Cold

April 25, 2019

Spring is in full bloom and with it brings an array of runny & itchy noses, watery eyes and lots of sneezing.

Allergy Symptoms Can Cause Confusion For Victims Of Late-Season Flu

April 24, 2019

While this flu season has not been as severe as previous years, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention predicted the flu could continue to circulate for a few more weeks.

Late Flu Season Could Mean Symptom Confusion For Allergy Sufferers

April 24, 2019

Allergy season is here. However, this year is also met with a dose of the flu, as flu season has run late this year, according to medical experts.

Young Runners Participate In Girls On The Run 5k

April 22, 2019

The MedExpress Girls on the Run of North Central West Virginia 5K will be held Saturday, May 4 at 10 a.m. at the West Virginia University (WVU) Recreation Center fields on Evansdale Campus in Morgantown.

Refreshed And Renewed: Why Volunteering Is Good For Docs

April 22, 2019

Growing up as a child in Ghana, Kwaku Boakye, MD, MPH, saw firsthand the preventable deaths that can happen when people do not have basic, adequate medical care

Children Invited To Bring Teddy Bears To Learn About Medical Care

April 12, 2019   

The Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center is teaming up with MedExpress Urgent Care to teach families about what they can expect when visiting a doctor’s office.

It's Been A Rough Flu Season, And It's Not Over Yet

March 29, 2019

"They're coming in waves," said Jessica Thorngate, medical assistant. "We had hardly any in December, but there are so many in February and March."

The Flu Virus Isn't Going Away Anytime Soon

March 27, 2019

Spring hasn't quite sprung yet, but the CDC has reported unusual seasonal highs in flu activity with the flu virus now being widespread across 48 states.

March Is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

March 26, 2019

The Morning Show guest Dr. David Vester, a phsyician with MedExpress Urgent Care - March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. 

Icy Conditions Lead To Increased Fall Risk

March 15, 2019

The warming and cooling trend here in the Northland has led to ice build up in many spots.

Simple Steps To A Healthy Heart

February 20, 2019

Heart disease is a leading cause of death in the United States.

Marshall Co. Students Learn About Injury Prevention

February 14, 2019

Glen Dale Elementary students learned about first aid and injury rpevetnion during Thursday morning's "build your own first aid kit" program.

Dangers Of Hearing Loss In The Workplace

February 14, 2019

Some of the most prevalent workplace hazards aren't seen -- they're heard.

Flu Activity Picks Up In Arkansas

February 7, 2019

Doctors in Arkansas say flu activity is starting to pick up again after clinics see a spike in patients. 

CDC Says This Year's Flu Season Has Been Mild

February 7, 2019

Across the U.S., roughly over 150 million doses of the flu vaccine are expected to be given during this flu season.

Cold Or Flu? Take This Doctor's Advice

January 31, 2019

You’re sniffling. Your throat hurts. You feel miserable. Is it the flu, or a cold? Is it time to see the doctor, or should you just curl up in bed?

Preparing For The Deep Freeze

January 29, 2019

People across our area are planning to keep themselves warm during the incoming deep freeze in a number of ways and doctors are urging them to keep the dangers of that cold in mind.

Usual Sicknesses Prevalent Mid-Way Through The Winter Season

January 21, 2019

The fall is long gone and Christmas is another 337 days away, leaving us with the dreary, cold days of full-on winter.

Better Understanding Winter Weather And Health

January 11, 2019

Dr. Nancie Fitch catches up with weather director John Stehlin, First Warning Weather/Erie News Now, about winter weather and what it means for your overall health.

West Virginia Governor Unveils Opioid Disposal Program

January 10, 2019

Gov. Jim Justice shed more light on his Jim’s Dream drug abuse program and unveiled a Charleston-area program to keep unused opioids out of the wrong hands during a Thursday afternoon press conference.

Flu Season Ramping Up

January 8, 2019

Flu season is ramping up. The New Jersey Department of Health confirmed its first pediatric death of the season. 

Rochester Area Family YMCA, MedExpress Provide Blood Pressure Screenings

January 7, 2019

Rochester-area seniors can receive free blood pressure screenings through a collaboration between the Rochester Area Family YMCA, a leading nonprofit dedicated to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, and MedExpress Urgent Care, a neighborhood healthcare provider. 

Everything You Need To Know About Athlete's Foot

January 1, 2019

Athlete’s foot is often misunderstood. The term athlete’s foot is actually a little bit of a misnomer, according to Area Medical Director of MedExpress Urgent Care Nancie Fitch.


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