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When families get together over the holidays, the germs go 'round.

‘Tis the season for gastrointestinal distress, upper respiratory infections and flu-like symptoms.

Simple techniques, such as proper hand washing and covering your face while coughing or sneezing, may reduce the spread of these common health concerns.

While the common cold and influenza share many clinical features, acute cold symptoms typically appear gradually over one to two days, whereas influenza symptoms (high fever, severe muscle aches, dry cough, severe headache) are typically more severe and abrupt in onset, often developing within hours.

If you or your loved ones are suffering from these common ailments and need medical care, call 1-855-ExcelaDoc to schedule an appointment with an Excela physician.

Primary Care Weekends is another option when you need care and your doctor isn’t available.  We have offices in two locations: 

Inside the offices of Diagnostic Associates
Latrobe Hospital

One Mellon Way (121 West Second Avenue for GPS)
Latrobe, Pa. 15650
724-537-1020

Excela Square at Norwin
8775 Norwin Avenue, South Entrance
North Huntingdon, Pa. 15642
724-765-1236

Medical Commons One
530 South Street, Suite 360
Greensburg, Pa.  15601
724-850-2990

Walk-ins are welcome or you can call each location for an appointment.