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1 – Newsletter: Can I Go to Urgent Care for Lab Testing Services?

Published on: 14 September 2023

Can I Go to Urgent Care for Lab Testing Services?

Absolutely! Urgent care centers are your go-to option for efficient and convenient lab testing services. Unlike many medical facilities, urgent care doesn’t require you to make an appointment in advance, and you’ll experience minimal wait times. One of the advantages of choosing urgent care for your lab testing needs is that many centers can perform the tests right on-site. This means you’ll have your tests conducted and results delivered swiftly, all within the same clinic.

What Does My DOT Physical Include?

A DOT (Department of Transportation) physical is a comprehensive examination to assess your fitness for safety-sensitive roles, particularly those involving commercial driving. During this evaluation, several vital checks are performed by a qualified medical doctor or urgent care professional. These assessments include:

  1. Pulse and Blood Pressure: Monitoring your pulse and blood pressure to ensure they fall within acceptable ranges for safe driving.
  2. Vision Test: Conducting a complete vision test to assess your visual acuity and peripheral vision, both crucial for safe driving.
  3. Eye, Throat, Mouth, and Ear Examination: An examination of your eyes, throat, mouth, and ears to detect any abnormalities that could impact your ability to perform your duties safely.
  4. Heart and Lung Examination: Listening to your heart and lungs to ensure they are functioning without any anomalies that might hinder your work.
  5. Scoliosis and Spinal Deformities Check: Evaluating for scoliosis or any spinal deformities that could affect your posture and physical capabilities.
  6. Neurological Examination: Conducting a neurological examination to identify any neurological conditions that might impair your ability to drive safely.
  7. Hernia Check: A physical examination to check for any hernias that could potentially pose a risk while performing your duties.
  8. Abdominal Assessment: Evaluating your abdomen for any abnormalities that might affect your health and ability to work.
  9. Hearing Function Test: Assessing your hearing to ensure you have adequate auditory function.
  10. Urinalysis: Conducting a urinalysis to check for any underlying medical conditions that might affect your job performance.

    Your DOT physical is a critical step in ensuring that you are fit for the responsibilities of your role. It helps safeguard not only your health and well-being but also the safety of those who share the road with you.

    If you have any questions or need to schedule a DOT physical, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. At Walking Urgent Care, we’re here to provide you with efficient and comprehensive healthcare services, including DOT physicals, to support your needs and keep you safe on the road.

    Your safety is our priority, and we are dedicated to delivering the highest standard of care to our valued patients.


2 – Newsletter : What Is a Chest Cold (Acute Bronchitis)?

Published on: 14 Jul 2023

A chest cold, also known as acute bronchitis, is a common respiratory condition characterized by the inflammation of the airways in the lungs. This inflammation leads to the production of mucus in the lungs, resulting in the hallmark symptom of coughing. Acute bronchitis typically has a duration of less than three weeks, making it a short-term condition.

Causes

The primary cause of acute bronchitis is typically viral infections, often occurring following an upper respiratory infection. While bacterial infections can also lead to acute bronchitis, it’s important to note that antibiotics are generally not recommended for its treatment. Antibiotics do not effectively address viral infections and will not contribute to a faster recovery.

Symptoms

Common symptoms of acute bronchitis, which typically last for less than three weeks, include:

  • Coughing A persistent cough is the most prominent symptom, often accompanied by or without the production of mucus.
  • Chest Soreness: Many individuals with acute bronchitis experience chest soreness or discomfort.
  • Fatigue: A feeling of tiredness or fatigue may accompany the illness.
  • Mild Headache: Some individuals may experience a mild headache.
  • Mild Body Aches: Mild muscle discomfort or aches can occur.
  • Sore Throat: A sore throat is another possible symptom.
    It’s essential to understand that acute bronchitis is typically a self-limiting condition, and most individuals recover without the need for specific medical treatment.
    However, if your symptoms are severe, do not improve over time, or if you have concerns about your health, seeking medical attention is recommended.

Symptoms and Illnesses of Parainfluenza

Human parainfluenza viruses (HPIVs) are common culprits behind both upper and lower respiratory illnesses. These viruses can affect individuals of all ages, including infants, young children, older adults, and those with weakened immune systems. After exposure to HPIVs, symptoms typically manifest within a range of two to seven days.

Symptoms of Upper Respiratory Illness May Include:

  • Fever
  • Runny Nose
  • Cough

Symptoms of Lower Respiratory Illness May Include:

  • Croup: An infection affecting the vocal cords (larynx), windpipe (trachea), and bronchial tubes (bronchi).
  • Bronchitis: An infection of the primary air passages connecting the windpipe to the lungs.
  • Bronchiolitis: An infection involving the smallest air passages in the lungs.
  • Pneumonia: An infection affecting the lungs.

Other Symptoms of HPIV Illness May Include:

  • Sore Throat
  • Sneezing
  • Wheezing
  • Ear Pain
  • Irritability
  • Decreased Appetite
    If your symptoms are severe, do not show improvement, or if you have any concerns about your health, it’s advisable to seek medical attention. Additionally, it’s important to note that individuals can experience multiple HPIV illnesses throughout their lifetime.

    Your health and well-being are of utmost importance, and prompt medical attention when necessary ensures the best care and recovery.


3 – Newsletter: Happy Independence Day

Published on: 29 Jun 2023

As we celebrate this Independence Day, we want to take a moment to express our gratitude to all of you, our wonderful patients. Your trust and support mean the world to us, and we are honored to be a part of your healthcare journey.

This special day reminds us of the importance of freedom, and we believe that good health is an essential component of true independence. It empowers you to live life to the fullest, pursue your dreams, and enjoy all the freedoms that come with it.

In the spirit of this celebration, we want to encourage everyone to prioritize their health and well-being. Regular check-ups, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and seeking medical attention when needed are all steps towards ensuring your continued independence and vitality.

As always, our dedicated team at Walking Urgent Care is here for you. Whether it’s a minor ailment, a routine check-up, or any healthcare concern, we are committed to providing you with the highest quality care.

Wishing you a Happy Independence Day filled with joy, laughter, and good health. Thank you for choosing us as your healthcare provider.


Newsletter: Happy Father’s Day

Published on: 12 Jun 2023
As Father’s Day approaches, we would like to take a moment to celebrate and honor all the fathers and father figures in our lives. Your guidance, love, and support have made a significant impact on your families, and we appreciate all that you do.

Father’s Day is not only a time for expressing gratitude but also an opportunity to emphasize the importance of men’s health. We encourage all the fathers to prioritize their well-being and take proactive steps to stay healthy.

Here are a few tips to help you or the fathers in your life maintain good health:

  1. Regular Check-ups: Schedule regular health check-ups with your healthcare provider. Preventive care can catch issues early and lead to better health outcomes.
  2. Stay Active: Incorporate physical activity into your daily routine. Whether it’s walking, cycling, or playing a sport you enjoy, staying active is essential for overall health.
  3. Healthy Eating: Focus on a balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains. Avoid excessive processed foods and sugary drinks.
  4. Manage Stress: Take time to relax and manage stress through activities like meditation, yoga, or hobbies you enjoy.
  5. Regular Screenings:Stay up-to-date with recommended screenings, such as cholesterol checks, blood pressure measurements, and cancer screenings.
  6. Limit Alcohol and Tobacco: If you drink alcohol, do so in moderation, and avoid smoking or tobacco use.

    Remember that taking care of your health not only benefits you but also your loved ones. A healthy and active father can continue to be a source of strength and support for their family.

    At Walking Urgent Care, we are here to support you on your journey to better health. If you or a father in your life have any healthcare concerns or need assistance, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

    Wishing all fathers a Happy Father’s Day filled with love, appreciation, and good health.


5 – Newsletter : Hand Fracture

Published on: 12 Jun 2023

Hand Fracture

The 5 bones in your hand that connect your wrist to your thumb and fingers are called the metacarpal bones.

You have a fracture (break) in one or more of these bones. This is called a hand (or metacarpal) fracture. Some hand fractures require wearing a splint or a cast. Some need to be repaired with surgery.

Sports Injuries

Sports injuries are divided into two broad categories, acute and chronic injuries.
Acute injuries happen suddenly, such as when a person falls, receives a blow, or twists a joint, while chronic injuries usually result from overuse of one area of the body and develop gradually over time. Examples of acute injuries are sprains and dislocations, while some common chronic injuries are shin splints and stress fractures.

Read more at: https://www.niams.nih.gov/health-topics/sports-injuries#


Newsletter: Memorial Day

Published on: 25 May 2023

As Memorial Day approaches, we take a moment to honor and remember the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Their dedication and valor have allowed us to enjoy the freedoms and opportunities we have today.

Memorial Day also marks the unofficial start of summer, and many of us will gather with family and friends for outdoor activities and barbecues. While it’s essential to enjoy this time of year, we also want to remind you to stay safe and take steps to protect your health.

Here are some tips to have a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day weekend: