The staff of Integrity Urgent Care Clinic feels like we are a family in our day to day. But that family feel extends far beyond those on our staff. We want every patient to feel like they are part of our family. In fact, we want the entire community to feel like they are cared for by our clinics.
Our last blog focused on the importance of staying safe during these summer days – or any days – when you’re out in the sun. Using sunscreen anytime you’re outside probably doesn’t even require a second thought, but this blog will discuss a few of the finer points of sunscreen use to help you choose the one(s) that’s right for you. Protection from the sun is important; skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the US, with more than one million new cases reported each year.
Spring is coming! Or at least we thought it was until this recent return to frigid temperatures. Trees are blooming or budding, the bluebonnets are trying to bloom, and college students, kids and parents alike are anticipating a break from school and the daily routine during spring break. But spring break can also be the season for injuries, blistering sunburns and complications from chronic illnesses that can land you in the ER.
“Alexa.” “Hey Google.” “Siri?” If you’ve uttered these words, you’ve used voice command technology. We’ve moved beyond the availability of information at the touch of your fingertips, to availability using the sound of your voice. What are the implications of voice command technology for healthcare? Voice command assistants have the potential to revolutionize patient care – both at home and in inpatient settings – by increasing efficiency and allowing for easier access to medical information.
It’s February, and hearts are everywhere urging you to spread the love! But we’re not talking only about the feelings of love between families, friends, and the special “someone” we celebrate on Valentine’s Day. February is also American Heart Month, a national observance sponsored by the American Heart Association to promote awareness about heart disease and steps people can take to prevent it.
Along with resolutions for the New Year come predictions on trends for everything from fashion to home furnishings to relationships to food and diet. In 2018 we saw trends like kombucha, veganism, and Latin American cuisine. At the beginning of 2019, virtually every facet of the food and beverage industry “weighs in” on what the year’s hot trends will be. While some of these trends seem to be little more than a wild guess, there is some agreement on what will make the in-list. But remember, food forecasting is in no way an exact science.
The holiday season can be a difficult time to continue healthy eating, especially as the weather turns colder. Thoughts of “comfort food” usually include things like macaroni and cheese, pot roast, chili, etc. But eating healthy doesn’t have to only mean eating salads – there are other things you can do to keep your food choices healthy, boost your immune system, and not have to “undo” so much “damage” to your waistline with New Year’s resolutions.
News about climate change is everywhere these days. But climate change isn’t just bad for our planet’s health – it affects the health of people as well. The impacts of climate change can potentially affect human health by affecting the food we eat, the water we drink, the air we breathe, and the weather we experience.