Healthy Living Tips

  • Because some jobs put workers in close proximity with the general public, there are rules and regulations for the health and safety of both the employee and surrounding population. Notably, the Department of Transportation (DOT) requires commercial drivers to undergo regular physicals to evaluate whether or not they’re healthy enough to operate a commercial motor vehicle (CMV).

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  • When we hear of a new virus spreading, it’s common to feel panic or fear, but these emotions are largely born out of misinformation. Because the Zika virus has been in the news lately, we want to clear the air as to what Zika is, how it is transmitted, and what the implications are for you.

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  • The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports nearly 79 million Americans are currently infected with HPV (human papillomavirus), the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States. Most of the time when the virus enters the system, the infection is cleared by the immune system; the worst side effects are warts or skin growths.

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  • With the Affordable Care Act, more Americans have access to healthcare. However, with rising healthcare costs, patients are demanding new ways to receive lower cost, quality healthcare. No matter the name – Urgent Care, Walk-in Care, Immediate Care, or Convenient Care – the focus is on treating patients quickly, affordably and in convenient locations. These Centers treat injury or illness that requires immediate care, but is not serious enough to warrant a visit to an Emergency Department.

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  • When it’s time to head back-to-school and register for sports team participation, most students are required to have a pre-participation physical examination. Our walk-in centers provide sports and camp physicals as required as part of kids camps and school sports teams or programs.

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  • Seasonal Health

    Warm weather means cookouts, but common cooking mistakes could mean health risks and unpleasant side effects. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that every year, foodborne illnesses sicken nearly 50 million Americans and hospitalize 128,000. Smart food preparation and cooking are the most effective ways to make sure you get only enjoyment out of your summer cookouts.

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  • Monday through Friday, our schedules are packed from the moment we rise until the minute our head hits the pillow. With so many obligations, meetings and appointments, the weekend is our time play! We’re a generation of weekend warriors and there’s a lot of fun to fit into 48 hours. Whether heading out for a run or bike ride, shooting hoops, or wading into the shallows to go fly fishing, there’s no doubt the weekend is our favorite part of the week. Unfortunately, sometimes our enthusiasm doesn’t quite work out like we planned.

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  • Seasonal Health

    Nothing quenches your thirst quite like water. Even so, three out of four Americans are chronically dehydrated. As summer approaches, it's time to make hydration a priority.

    We all know how important it is to stay hydrated, but it's easy to forget in the midst of a busy day. If you're chronically dehydrated, you may not even recognize the signs of thirst. Symptoms of dehydration include:

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  • Seasonal Health

    Common, itchy and harmless—heat rash can be a pain. Here’s how to spot, treat and prevent this warm weather ailment.

    As temperatures rise, so do incidents of heat rash, also known as prickly heat. Heat rash is caused when sweat gets trapped in the skin by clogged sweat glands or pores. That backup inflames surrounding tissue, causing a pink rash that can be uncomfortable. It may look like a spread of pimples or dots and typically itches or feels like pens and needles.

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  • Seasonal Health

    With summer comes Independence Day, and with Independence Day comes fireworks. While the safest way to view fireworks is at a professional show, many of us can’t resist a roadside fireworks stand. Before lighting any bottle rockets or sparklers at home this 4th of July, be sure to brush up on your safety tips.

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