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Making doctor's appointments can be a pain.

Emergencies and sickness call for the best health care possible. When it comes to quick and quality health care, walk-in clinics are becoming more and more popular. So why do people choose to walk into a clinic rather than wait at a hospital or emergency room? It’s just that: the wait and the quality of care provided. If you are in need of medical services for sicknesses or minor emergencies in the El Paso area, El Paso Family and Pediatric Clinic can assist you today.

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Did you know you must pass a DOT exam before you can get your CDL.

Truck drivers need DOT exams as a condition of employment. It allows drivers to receive a medical certification. It is generally valid for up to two years. This information is transmitted and stored electronically in the Commercial Driver’s License Information System. If you suffer from Diabetes, vision, hearing, or physical impairment, you may still qualify, but you will need to be examined more often. While you cannot study for this test, there are a number of steps you can take in order to make it go smoothly.

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Sometimes, children's physicals point out something more serious that is going on.

As parents, we prioritize the health of our children. We make sure they get adequate nutrition, we enforce proper bedtimes, and we insist that they have consistent children’s physicals and check-ups with knowledgeable children’s physicians. Despite our best efforts, however, it isn’t possible to prevent our children from being exposed to strains of sickness while they are at school, on the soccer field, or in the grocery store. And when our children get sick, we are understandably concerned.

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Vaccines are important.

If you are wondering whether vaccines are a good idea, you are probably aware of the array of diverse opinions that surround this topic. In the face of seemingly conflicting opinions and confusing information, it can be challenging for parents to make an informed decision about whether or not to vaccinate their children. Here are few things that parents should know about vaccines.

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How often does your family eat together as a family?

Between work, soccer games, band practice, and necessary errands, it can be hard for families to find even a half of an hour to eat dinner together. Feeling stretched for time and resources, many families opt for takeout in front of the television or fast food on the way to another activity. While there is nothing wrong with eating out in moderation, however, the best way to promote health in a family is by eating nutritious, home-cooked meals together around the dinner table.

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Is a cold or bronchitis? It's a fine line between being overcautious and the right time to take them to the doctor. Here at our clinic we always say it's better to play it safe.

Caring for your kids means caring for their health. But how can you tell when they need professional care? If they cry a certain way does it mean they are in pain? Or is it time for their feeding? These are things you learn as a parent, but it can be hard to get the info you need when you need it. El Paso Family and Pediatric Clinic is a qualified pediatric clinic. We are focused on providing the best care for your children. Before deciding if your child needs medical care, you should know what a clinic can do. Then you should know a few symptoms to watch out for.

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Does your child play sports?

April is National Youth Sports Safety Month. When children play sports, they develop unique skills and qualities that they take with them throughout the rest of their lives. In fact, there are many upsides to children playing sports. Unfortunately, there’s potential for a lot of downsides, especially if children don’t receive proper children’s physicals before engaging in sports. If your child is involved in sports, El Paso Family and Pediatric Clinic can provide them with sports physicals to determine if they’re prepared to play with other children. There are also many other benefits for children who receive regular sports physicals.

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Diabetes can be a life altering diagnosis.

Being diagnosed with diabetes means making a number of lifestyle changes. Most of these will have to do with your diet. This is because your blood sugar is no longer working in a normal way. As such, many of your favorite foods may now be on the no eat list or the restricted eating list. If these foods are featured heavily in your diet, it can be very difficult to stay away from them. This makes the transition to your diet seem harder than it really is.

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Walk-in clinics can help with your busy schedule.

Regardless of the reason that you are unable to get to your primary care physician, or if you simply do not have one, walk-in clinics offer immediate treatment and flexible office hours when sudden health issues arise. In addition, they are also reliable and affordable. Walk-in clinics focus on helping people with acute illnesses and injuries. Common cases are minor burns, sprains, and broken bones. However, that is not all that they are good for. El Paso Family and Pediatric Clinic’s walk-in availability can make your life a whole lot easier.

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Before you can launch your new career as a truck driver, you must take a DOT exam.

If you are interested in driving a commercial vehicle for your profession, then one of the things that you will have to do is be examined by a doctor in order to prove that you are capable and healthy enough to do so. The health standards are determined by the FMCSA and each DOT exam must be conducted by a certified medical professional in order to ensure the high-quality standards are met. If you need to complete the exam, El Paso Family and Pediatric Clinic can help.

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