Medical Education

 

Children Health Issues

Posted by Mark Hosko, MD in Medical Education

The children of the East Portland neighborhoods that we here at Portland Urgent Care serve are not immune to the many child health issues plaguing children across the country.  Today, more and more children are experiencing “adult” health conditions such as high cholesterol, diabetes and…

Understanding Pre-Diabetes

Posted by Mark Hosko, MD in Medical Education

Many patients diagnosed with type 2 diabetes express surprise and shock that the disease seemed to sneak up on them out of nowhere. The truth is, however, that the blood glucose levels in these individuals have been above the normal range for quite some time….

Poison Oak Treatment and Symptoms

Posted by Mark Hosko, MD in Medical Education

Whether you’re new to the Portland area or a lifelong resident, it’s likely that you’ve actively embraced the idea of hiking and exploring the amazing Pacific Northwest. Wildlife in its natural state, clean air — not to mention gorgeous gorges, snow-capped volcanoes, forests that seem…

Insect Bite Swelling Treatment

Posted by Mark Hosko, MD in Medical Education

Here in East Portland, early summer brings warm weather and, as we begin spending more time outdoors enjoying the beauty of nature, we must also come face-to-face with its creepier side. Yes, it is bug season once again. While most insect bites and stings are…

Dealing with common overuse injuries

Posted by Mark Hosko, MD in Medical Education

Overuse injuries can strike anyone at any time, but they typically affect those who perform repetitive movements for an extended period. If you are suffering from overuse syndrome, you may be experiencing all kinds of discomfort, from severe pain to a dull ache. The key…