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Why Do We Eat?

The reality is, we eat for a variety of reasons. First and foremost, we eat to stay alive. We eat to support and sustain bodily function. This is what hunger pangs tell us. Don’t we also eat because... It’s noon and, therefore, lunchtime? We have dinner plans with...

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James Tierney’s Healthy vybe

A chat with James Tierney, Radiologic Technologist RT(R): Why did you decide to work in healthcare? I got into healthcare after I severely injured my leg during high school football practice: I spent 15 days in the hospital and endured 5 separate surgeries. Although I...

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No Tobacco Day – May 31

The World Health Organization (WHO) has designated May 31 as No Tobacco Day.  It is no secret that smoking and other tobacco use are hazardous to your health, but as with any addiction, it can be difficult to break the habit.  In 2015, approximately 15% (36.5million)...

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Meet Nutritionist Jessie Funchion

We’re thrilled to announce a partnership with Jessie Funchion, MS, RD, LDN, from whom you will be seeing future blog posts in the areas of weight management, disease prevention and wellness.  A native of Ardmore, PA, Jessie received her BA from  Boston College and...

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Urgent Care or Emergency Room?

When an unexpected illness or accident occurs, sometimes the first instinct is to go to the emergency room. However, that should only be for true emergencies and life-threatening traumas. In most cases, a visit to an urgent care center is the better choice, saving a...

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Gregory Brown’s Healthy vybe

A chat with Gregory Brown, vybe CCMA: Why did you decide to work in healthcare? I wanted a job worth having. Also I knew healthcare would ensure job security along with plenty of room for growth & advancement. What do you like most about working at vybe? The...

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National Stroke Awareness Month

May is National Stroke Awareness Month, as designated by the  National Stroke Association. For starters, what is a stroke?  The fifth leading cause of death in America and a leading cause of adult disability, a stroke is defined as a “brain attack” when blood flow is...

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Tasnim Beg’s Healthy vybe

A chat with Tasnim Beg, vybe physician: Why did you decide to work in healthcare? I love learning how things work and using the wide variety of tools we have in general medicine — counseling, medications, exercises, diet and lifestyle changes, and more. What do you...

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Refresh and Renew with Spring Cleaning

With the arrival of Spring and warmer weather, there is a sense of renewal, refreshing and cleaning – hence the name Spring Cleaning. This is a perfect time of year to open up the windows, let in fresh air and tackle those items which only really need a once or twice...

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Peter Hotz’s Healthy vybe

A chat with Peter Hotz, vybe president: Why did you decide to work in healthcare? I’ve always enjoyed solving business challenges and building businesses that can do good while also being good. Healthcare has always been a dynamic business with lots of opportunities...

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Spring is in the Air – Literally

Some see beautiful blossoms as trees and flowers bloom. About 50 million others in the United States (those who suffer from nasal allergies) see an attack from the yellow pollen that seems to be everywhere flying through the air.  The bright colors of the flowers are...

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How to Have a Fun and Safe Spring Break

Spring Break is a wonderful time to welcome warmer weather, take a break from school and reconnect with the family. The extra time can be a chance to prepare for summer by visiting an urgent care center for needed physicals for summer camp and other activities, which...

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Awareness is Half the Battle

Each year the World Health Organization (WHO) brings awareness to a different topic in observance of World Health Day.  This year on April 7, a light will be shown on the darkness of Depression. Depression is defined by WHO as an illness characterized by persistent...

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Pennsylvania County Health Rankings

As I sat reading Don Sapatkin’s coverage in the Philadelphia Inquirer of the newly released County Health Rankings for Pennsylvania, it stunned me to see the hard data reflecting the disparity in our region.  I live in Chester County, which is less than 20 miles to...

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Spring Into Better Nutrition

Knowing that nutrition is important and having good eating habits are two very different things.  Changing your diet to be healthier can feel overwhelming. March is National Nutrition Month, per the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and the 2017 theme is ‘Put Your...

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Be Careful “Springing Ahead”

Most of us celebrate Daylight Savings Time as ushering in Spring. It means that we’ll have extra sunlight and the “dark” Winter is behind us.  Even the reminder of how to change the clocks, “Spring Ahead”, is full of optimism and enthusiasm. But did you know that the...

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Surviving Flu Season

We're in the thick of flu season now and it's definitely making people sick. Here are some ways to get through it without losing too much work, school and precious family time to feeling miserable. Get a flu shot. Yes, it would have been best to get it back around...

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Slip or Fall Accident?

Slip or Fall Accident? Urgent Care Provides Great After-Hours Care When the temperature dips and the snow starts to fall, one of the best things to do is head outside for some winter fun. Sledding, skating, and skiing are a lot of fun, but these activities are also...

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A Basic Recipe For Health

The Internet is full of conflicting information about healthy living. First, we're told that fat is bad for us, now it's good. First, we're told that sugar is okay because it's low calorie, now we are told that sugar is the root of all of our health problems. We know...

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There’s a new vybe in Philadelphia

This new brand represents our commitment to an enhanced patient experience, while providing urgent care services that are accessible, affordable and timely. It also sets the stage for our expansion, with new sites opening in Center City and South Philly later this...

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