News just in from our client, Ritecare Urgent Care Center about Winter Safety For the Elderly: How Physical Therapy Can Help

How does winter affect seniors?

As the temperatures in many regions of the country decrease, the hazard of injury and health complications amongst seniors usually rises. Of course, in Florida this is seldom a problem, however for those of us who are snow birds, or have family and friends up north, the winter can be the cause of some serious health conditions. Snow and ice, for instance, can increase the possibility of falling. Fluctuations in atmospheric pressure generated by cold fronts can worsen joint pain.

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Winter Safety For the Elderly: How Physical Therapy Can Help

 

Latest update from our client, Ritecare Urgent Care Center about Work-Related Injuries – Hialeah

Even if you are working in the safest workplace with the most stringent safety measures, injuries can still occur. Accidents at the workplace happen as accidents anywhere do: they are unintentional and unexpected.

However, as an employer, setting up a system for work-related injuries and establishing a relationship with a trusted Urgent Care Center can help you prepare for these unfortunate events. Not having a predetermined system for workplace accidents might lead to uninformed decisions, which can be unfavorable for your business and your employee’s wellbeing.

Ideally, all workplace injuries must be examined by a workers’ compensation doctor as soon as possible. This can help employees, who were injured in the course of their work, document their injuries and obtain any workers’ compensation benefits they may be entitled to. From an employer’s perspective, documenting these injuries is also important, not to mention the benefits of an interventional, return-to-work approach.

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Work-Related Injuries – Hialeah

 

Check out our client, RiteCare Urgent Care Medical Center updated page about Hialeah Urgent Care Center:

RiteCare Urgent Care Medical Center in Hialeah aims to provide a convenient and accessible healthcare center to residents in the Hialeah area. Our Urgent Care Center prides itself in providing affordable health services with excellent care in an efficient medical visit while ensuring our patients feel right at home.

We have made several expansions to our Urgent Care centers in order to cater to a wider variety of patients. Our Hialeah Urgent Care branch is available on a regular day-to-day basis and accepts walk-in appointments.

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Hialeah Urgent Care Medical Center

 

Latest update from our cliient, Ritecare Urgent Care Center about The Role of Physical Therapy After Hip Replacement

Hip replacement surgery is often the last treatment option for patients with a severely damaged hip. The damage can be caused by trauma, osteoarthritis, osteonecrosis (bone death), or rheumatoid arthritis.

There are 2 main types of hip replacement, and they both entail the removal of the damaged bone and cartilage from the hip.

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The Role of Physical Therapy After Hip Replacement

 

Check out our client, Ritecare latest blog post about Drive Healthier and Safer in 2020:

We all have to spend countless hours on the road each year, be it for work, visiting friends and family or going on a vacation. It can be exhausting and in some cases infuriating but this year set yourself the goal of being as healthy and happy as possible while you’re behind the wheel. Whether you’re operating an HGV or simply picking the kids up during the school run, the importance of maintaining healthy driving habits should not be overlooked. In this article, our auto clinic in Hialeah will provide you with some simple changes you can make during 2020 to create a safer, healthier and happier driving experience.

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Drive Healthier and Safer in 2020

 

Latest update from our client, Ritecare Urgent Care Medical Center about 4 Physical Therapy Misconceptions to Leave Behind in 2019

You probably have at least one or two people close to you who have undergone physical therapy or PT, following a body injury, operation, or trauma. You may have even been referred to these movement experts yourself if you’ve struggled with body pain.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for physical therapists will grow by as much as 25 percent in 2026 from its current rate. Despite this increase and how common physical therapy is today, there are still a few misconceptions about this treatment procedure.

Below are some of the most common but incorrect notions about physical therapy that our experts in Ritecare Medical Center Hialeah want to debunk:

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4 Physical Therapy Misconceptions to Leave Behind in 2019

 

Check out our client, Ritecare latest blog post about RiteCare Urgent Care vs ER: Where to Bring Your Sick Child?

For most parents, a trip to the emergency room (ER) for a child sick with a fever or hurt with injury guarantees that your family gets the medical attention needed regardless of the time of day. Since ERs are always open, you can be assured that there will be a doctor attending to your baby, no matter how simple or severe her condition is.

However, there could be instances when you’re sidelined at the ER in favor of actual medical emergencies from other patients. You could be wasting time waiting or taking the chance for your sick and weak child to rest in bed because the ER can be a crowded area.

So, while going to the ER might help, there are certain situations when it is better to go to urgent care centers, such as Ritecare Medical Center in Hialeah, than to emergency rooms. Below is a guide on where to bring your child depending on the medical issue.

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RiteCare Urgent Care vs ER: Where to Bring Your Sick Child?

 

 

News just in from our client, Ritecare about Effective Strategies to Prevent Auto Accidents and Injuries

Auto accidents and injuries result in death and disability. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), some 1.35 million people tragically die each year in car crashes. Moreover, auto injuries that result in disability can shorten or impact the quality of life of young victims between five to 29 years old.

These numbers are so grave and alarming that road safety has become a public health issue. Below are effective strategies to prevent auto accidents and injuries, as recommended by experts in Ritecare auto clinic, Hialeah:

1. Always wear a seatbelt when you’re riding in a vehicle.

According to the National Safety Commission, 88.5 percent of Americans observe the law of wearing a seatbelt when they are driving or riding in a car. While this practice has been proven to save lives, there are still a few thousand individuals who unnecessarily die or suffer a serious injury for not buckling up during car rides.

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Effective Strategies to Prevent Auto Accidents and Injuries

 

Check out our client, Ritecare latest blog post about Different Drug Test Specimens: Determining the Presence of Drugs

Drug abuse is a public health problem all over the world and the number of individuals battling substance abuse and addiction has increased in recent years.

Data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) has shown that almost 20 million adults in the United States had a substance abuse disorder in 2017. This costs the country $740 billion every year in productivity, crime, and healthcare expenses.

To keep the workplace and the society safe, drug testing has become mandatory in some states. According to the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA), there are different drug testing methods in the U.S. and these include random drug testing, pre-employment drug testing, cause testing, post-accident testing, follow-up testing, and return-to-duty testing.

The specimen to be used depends on the type of drug to be tested. Read more about the commonly abused drugs in the country in this article.

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Different Drug Test Specimens: Determining the Presence of Drugs

 

Latest update from our client, Ritecare about What to Expect Emotionally After Involvement in a Car Accident

A person involved in a car accident will always experience an emotional or mental effect regardless of how minor or major the physical injuries are. Sometimes, it’s this emotional trauma that may last longer even after the physical injuries have already healed.

According to experts in  auto clinic Hialeah, there are treatments that may help a patient after a car accident. However, it’s not so easy to determine if someone has been suffering from emotional trauma. In fact, data from the National Highway Traffic Safety has revealed that 60 percent of car accident victims are likely to be diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and may need a mental health intervention.

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What to Expect Emotionally After Involvement in a Car Accident