When to Get a Sports Physical?
Spring has arrived, and summer is right around the corner. The warmer weather and longer days comes the ability to play tons of sports.
Sports that are commonly played during the spring season include baseball, softball, field hockey, lacrosse, soccer, and track and field. If you or your child is planning on participating in a sport, getting a sports physical is an important part of the preparation process.
Most Common Injuries Treated At An Urgent Care
As a walk-in clinic, we provide our patients with a number of different medical services. When a patient visits us with a sudden injury, we are readily available to deliver top-quality treatment.
There are many conditions that can be treated at an urgent care facility, from injuries to illnesses. Urgent care is NOT appropriate for life-threatening conditions. If you experience life-threatening emergencies, call 911 or go to a hospital emergency room. However, for basic illnesses or injuries, urgent care is ideal.
Workers Compensation FAQ for the Employees
Workers’ compensation is a state-mandated insurance program that provides benefits to employees who suffer job-related injuries and illnesses. Each state has its own laws and programs for workers’ compensation.
In general, an employee with a work-related illness or injury can get workers’ compensation benefits regardless of who was at fault—the employee, the employer, a coworker, a customer, or another third party. But there are some limits!
Common Seasonal Allergy Triggers
Seasonal allergies can vary greatly for different people. Common symptoms experienced by individuals include eye irritation, watery eyes, nasal congestion, and runny nose. More severe symptoms, such as difficulty breathing and/or anaphylactic reaction, can occur in more serious instances of allergic responses. If these severe reactions occur, an individual should seek immediate medical care. For more mild, seasonal symptoms, these can easily be managed with more conservative treatments. A few of the most common seasonal allergy triggers include:
- house dust mites
- pet hairs/dander
- insect stings
- certain foods and medication
Common Cold Symptoms
The common cold is primarily caused by a virus. Viruses exist in hundreds of forms; however, most cause similar cold symptoms. Due to the ability of viruses to evolve at a rapid rate, they are constantly changing. This tricks our immune system and doesn’t allow us to build up resistance to all forms of viruses. This is why colds are so common and often return!
Viruses that cause the common cold are contagious. They can be spread by air droplets from and infected individual by coughing and sneezing. It is also spread by contact, such as touching a surface that has been infected (examples include: doorknobs, countertops, drinkware). Viruses are contagious from 1–2 days before symptoms begin until the symptoms have stopped.
Worker’s Comp Healthcare Services
Urgent Care Network of Omaha aims to provide prompt, personal, and professional healthcare to all injured workers, help employers reduce costs by offering expert occupational healthcare services including drug testing and workers’ comp, and to communicate with our clients in a clear and precise manner. We are committed to timely and appropriate medical treatment that will eliminate or reduce lost work days.
NOT Too Late to Get Flu Shot
Remember how terrible the 2009 swine flu season was? The numbers of flu cases this season has been comparable, and United States public health officials are convinced it is not over yet. If media coverage of this year’s particularly severe flu season has you worried about catching the virus, one major step you can take to protect yourself (if you haven’t already) is to get your flu shot!
For various reasons, including busy schedules, people may miss getting their fall-time flu shot. However, it’s NOT too late to get your flu shot, even if we are in the heart of flu season.
Influenza Outbreaks Are Increasing
This year’s influenza outbreak is more intense than any since the 2009 swine flu pandemic, and is still getting worse. New numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveal what so many have suspected: This is the worst flu season in nearly a decade.
This season is now on track to equal or surpass the 2014-2015 flu season. CDC data indicates “the flu is still spreading wildly, with 49 of the 50 states reporting ‘widespread’ activity, and that more than eight percent of all deaths in this country are from the flu and pneumonia, the highest we’ve seen this winter.”
Man Flu Does Exist
If you’re a woman, you know all about “man flu.” At the first sniffle or two, your guy starts to look downcast and lethargic. You know from past experience, he’s soon going to be sacked out on the couch for the next week or two, hoping you’ll be there waiting on him as if he’s on death’s door.
Men have always insisted that they really do get sicker. And now, they have a champion, a man who says science backs them up. Canadian researcher Dr. Kyle Sue, tired of hearing men’s complaints derided as exaggeration, decided to take a tour of the medical literature to see if there was any evidence to show that men actually do suffer more than women when they get the flu.
Don’t doubt it: “Man flu” is real, or so says one Canadian researcher who was “tired of being accused of overreacting.” They discovered men are more vulnerable to respiratory illnesses than women.
Urgent Care Tricare Provider
Tricare is the military’s health insurance program, and it comes in four varieties:
- Tricare Prime
- Tricare Extra
- Tricare Standard
- Tricare for Life
Tricare, the military’s health insurance plan, covers everyone — active-duty members, retirees, and their families.