Health & Fitness

  • Top 5 Summer Emergencies

    summer injuries No one plans a trip to the emergency room, but with summer activities going on, unexpected situations may arise. Dubbed “trauma season,” ERs usually see a double in traumatic injuries in children. It’s not just kids- adult ER cases jump about 30 percent. Be cautious during these common outdoor activities and have a safe summer.…
  • Do You Know the Average ER Wait Time?

    ER wait time “Please take a seat. We’ll be with you as soon as we can.” These words are all too common in emergency rooms throughout America today. When you’re in pain, the last thing you want to do is wait an extended amount of time to see a doctor. But why is there such an extreme wait…
  • Don’t Ignore Hypertension – The Silent Killer

    hypertension Also known as high blood pressure, Hypertension is a common condition affecting about 75 million Americans. It occurs when the force of blood against artery walls becomes too great from increase in blood flow or narrow arteries. Over time this condition can damage blood vessels and your heart, and lead to more serious issues like…
  • 3 Types of Spider Bites to Watch for This Summer

    spider bite Ouch! Is that a… spider bite? As the summer heats up, our eight legged friends can tend to appear more frequently. Although most spiders in the United States are not poisonous, their bites can leave red, itchy wounds with side effects that need medical attention. Learn about the most common spiders, the side effects of…
  • True or False? Vegetable Myths Debunked

    vegetables We’ve all been told to “eat your vegetables” at one point or another in our lives. We know the basics - the more colorful your plate, the better. But is eating vegetables really as necessary as everyone says? Or were our mothers exaggerating about the power of veggies? Celebrate National Vegetable Day with us and…
  • 5 Common ER questions that could save you a visit

    common ER questions At some point or another, we have all been in a situation where we must ask ourselves if an emergency room visit is needed. Whether we are pondering strange chest pain, or evaluating a burn on our child, it is imperative that we think fast. Be prepared, and know the answers to the most common…
  • 4 Healthy Dad Tips For Father’s Day And Beyond

    fathers day With Father’s Day fast approaching, it’s important to recognize how to keep our dads, no matter the age, in tip top shape--mentally and physically. Considering how much they support us, we should show our gratitude by encouraging healthy behaviors and family activity. Here are some starting points that should work well for any family dynamic.…
  • Understanding Freestanding Emergency Centers

    freestanding emergency room Since Freestanding Emergency Centers are a newer phenomenon in healthcare, confusion isn’t an uncommon reaction. Here’s what you need to know. What is a Freestanding Emergency Center? A freestanding emergency center (or FEC) is exactly like it sounds: an independent emergency room with lifesaving personnel and technology. Each state has its own requirements for a…
  • 5 Ways to Avoid Suffering Heat Stroke During Summer and the Signs

    heat stroke With summer just around the corner, temperatures will soon be increasing, which means extreme heat levels are to be expected. This is also the time of year when we see a rise in heat strokes. A heat stroke occurs when the body’s temperature elevates to about 104°F (40°C) or higher, and the body’s vital systems…
  • 5 Memorial Day Safety Tips

    MemorialDaySafety It’s time for a nice and relaxing three day weekend, as Memorial Day is almost here! As joyous as holidays can be, they also can lead to dangerous situations if the right precautions aren’t taken. Whether you’re vacationing, grilling out, or meeting your buddies for a night on the town, we want you to prioritize…
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