The Indigo Blog

May18
Illness or Infection

How accurate is my at-home Covid test?

While positive results from at-home COVID tests are highly reliable, recent trends indicate they may be yielding false negative results. Learn the most accurate testing method to determine if you are infected with COVID-19.
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Mar17
Illness or Infection

Un-masking anxiety: How to cope as mask mandates lift

Just because Washington state’s indoor mask mandate came to an end March 11 doesn’t necessarily mean things feel back to normal.
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Mar14
Illness or Infection

Is it COVID, flu, allergies or the common cold?

Don't leave yourself or your friends and family wondering. Decode your symptoms with the help from our symptom chart.
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Mar01
Illness or Infection

OMG! Is it normal for a teenager to have a UTI?

UTIs are the reason for about 10 million trips to the doctor each year, and one of the most common conditions in teens. Learn more about UTIs in teenagers, including treatment and prevention tips.
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Feb22
Illness or Infection

Make STI testing part of your health care routine

Ahem. This doesn’t need to be awkward. Sexual health is a huge part of your overall wellness, and what goes on “down there” impacts your physical, mental, emotional and social well-being. That’s why it’s so important to make sure everything’s in order.
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Jan18
Illness or Infection

Protecting Yourself From COVID: Choosing the Right Mask

With cases of the highly contagious Omicron variant surging, high filtration masks are the best way to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.  Learn which recommended and approved mask is right for you.

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Jan04
Illness or Infection

Ringing in the new year? It could be tinnitus

More than 50 million Americans experience ringing or other sounds in their ears. Learn the causes of tinnitus and how to manage your symptoms.
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Dec21
Illness or Infection

5 common conditions Indigo Online Care treats

When you need medical care for a minor illness or injury, virtual care may be the best option. Learn about the five most common conditions Indigo Online Care treats, and how to connect 24/7 with our friendly Indigo providers.

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Dec07
Illness or Infection

What's the best thermometer for my child?

Amid cold and flu season, and COVID testing and quarantine scenarios at school, it’s more important than ever to have a thermometer in your home first-aid kit. Learn about the different types of thermometers and which one is best for your child.
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Oct26
Illness or Infection

When should you choose Indigo Online Care?

If you or your little ones prefers care for a minor illness or injury from the comfort of home or while out of town, Indigo Online Care may be right for you.
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Oct07
Illness or Infection

5 Steps to a Covid Test, PLUS pro tips you need to know!

Fast, reliable COVID-19 testing is available at Indigo. We've rounded up our top five pro tips to know before your test to save time whether you're walking in or scheduling an appointment online. 

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Sep16
Illness or Infection

When to get treatment for an ear infection

Most ear infections should go away on their own within a few days. If they don’t, you may need medical treatment. Learn the signs and symptoms of a serious infection and when to see a doctor. 

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Sep03
Illness or Infection

Tips for making COVID testing more comfortable for kids

Learn how to prepare your child for a COVID-19 test and what you can do to keep them comfortable and calm. A little planning will ease their anxiety — and yours.
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Aug26
Illness or Infection

5 common myths about dehydration

Dehydration can be extremely dangerous — and often misunderstood. Recognize the myths about dehydration and the right way to meet your fluid needs, during summer and all year-round.
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