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Local and Seasonal Conditions

Human health is inextricably linked to the environment. In the same way that nature changes based on geography and the changing seasons, so are humans affected by local and seasonal conditions.

What Are Local Medical Conditions?

Local medical conditions refer to health disorders and diseases occurring in a specific location. Environmental factors cause these conditions, as well as the population's habits and lifestyle. For instance, areas with dirty, standing water may have a higher rate of malaria because of an increase in mosquitoes.

Certain areas or countries have limited healthcare options, meaning preventable diseases occur more often.

What Are Seasonal Medical Conditions?

Seasonal medical conditions are health issues that spike during different times of the year. These illnesses are often caused by changing weather or a human behavior shift. The most common seasonal condition is influenza, which tends to cause outbreaks in winter. Another example is Season Affective Disorder. SAD typically affects people during reduced daylight in winter.

Diagnosing Local and Seasonal Conditions

Medical experts must establish a pattern to diagnose local and seasonal conditions. For local conditions, this pattern may be a sharp rise in an illness in a confined area. Seasonal conditions, on the other hand, are diagnosed based on how often an illness cycles back around. Ongoing studies and data collection are essential for a correct diagnosis. Understanding the role of local and global climate is also crucial.

Preventing Local and Seasonal Conditions

Preventing local and seasonal illnesses is based on the illness itself. For the flu, doctors recommend an annual vaccine. For conditions caused by environmental factors, community interventions may be needed, including improved healthcare access or a clean water supply. It is also essential for communities to know how to maintain sanitation throughout the year.

Visit Legacy ER & Urgent Care for Local and Seasonal Condition Treatment

Legacy ER & Urgent Care is here to meet your medical care needs by providing affordable pricing and quality care. As part of Intuitive Health’s innovative hybrid model ER and urgent care system, patients are only billed for the level of care they receive from professional and highly trained medical staff. With six facilities located in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, emergent and non-emergent care are accessible and transparent, focusing on superb customer service.

Legacy ER & Urgent Care has six convenient locations in the DFW area:

  • Allen – Legacy ER & Urgent Care is located at 1310 W. Exchange Pkwy Allen, TX 75013, and may be reached at 972-526-5819.
  • Coppell – Legacy ER & Urgent Care is located at 330 S Denton Tap Rd Coppell, TX 75019 and may be reached at 469-702-9917.
  • Frisco East – Legacy ER & Urgent Care is located at 16151 Eldorado Pkwy Frisco, TX 75035 and may be reached at 972-526-7009.
  • Frisco West – Legacy ER & Urgent Care is located at 9205 Legacy Dr. Frisco, TX 75033, and may be reached at 972-526-7020.
  • McKinney – Legacy ER & Urgent Care is located at 2810 Hardin Blvd McKinney, TX 75072 and may be reached at 972-573-6688.
  • North Richland Hills – Legacy ER & Urgent Care is located at 8950 N. Tarrant Pkwy North Richland Hills, TX 76182, and may be reached at 817-663-1247