Healthy Back To School Checklist

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Believe it or not, it is just about that time to send the kiddos back to school and as such there are a number of things you can do to make sure your kids stay healthy and a avoid a trip to a New Haven urgent care center. There are so many things you can do to set up your kids for success going back to school and provide a healthy experience for them when they return to the classroom. Here are a few of them. Get the right size backpack. Backpacks come in all sizes and should be appropriate for the child’s size and age. A backpack that is too big may strain a child’s neck or back and cause lasting damage. Get the right shoes. Generally elementary aged students are required to wear sneakers to school. These should be sized correctly and have plenty of support. As kids…continue reading

Take These Steps To Prevent The Flu And A Trip To A New Haven Urgent Care Center

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It’s hard to believe, but it’s already time to talk about flu season and we’re ready for the upcoming year. Last year was a long and difficult year for many who suffered from a very serious strain of the flu. The good news is that it’s behind us and the even better news is there are quite a few things you can do now to help prevent the flu from delivering you to a New Haven urgent care center this fall or winter. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) anyone that is 6 months old or older should get a flu vaccination. That is the first step in protecting yourself from the flu. Here are some other steps to take now: Avoid close contact with anyone who is sick While it may be tempting to “tough it out” when you are sick, stay home from work or school…continue reading

5 Adverse Health Effects Of Hot Weather

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While summer is winding down there are still plenty of hot summer days ahead. The heat of summer can often lead to lots of fun like beach days and hikes in the shaded woods of Connecticut, but it can also lead to some adverse health effects that can lead to health issues and end you up with a stop at a New Haven urgent care center. We’ve gathered a few of these heat related health issues here to keep you aware of the dangers of scorching heat in the final days of the summer. #1: Bad Air Quality: Scorching heat leads to worse air quality which in turn can make it harder to breath and even exacerbate your chances of contracting diseases like asthma and emphysema. #2: Higher then average suicide rates: With sweat dripping down your face and the unbearable heat messing with your mind, studies have shown that…continue reading

How Peaches Can Help You Avoid The New Haven Urgent Care

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Did you know that August is National Peach Month? Fruits and vegetables are key to a healthy lifestyle and keeping peaches in the mix will certainly help you maintain your health and avoid a trip to the New Haven urgent care center. In honor of National Peach Month we’ve put together a list of some of the key health benefits that you will see from peaches. Studies have shown that peaches (and other similar fruits) are a great way to avoid obesity-related diseases like diabetes With a high portion of your daily Vitamin C, peaches can help ward off cancer High fiber will also help reduce the risk of colorectal cancer Vitamin C is also known to reduce wrinkles Help reduce the risk of age-related vision issues If you’re not running to the store right now to get your hands on the juiciest peaches in the supermarket after learning all…continue reading

Steps To Care For A Cut And Avoid A Trip To New Haven Urgent Care

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Scrapes and cuts happen all the time in the summer. We are out and more active so we are more likely to get some sort of laceration on our body, but some are more severe then others. Before you seek medical attention at a New Haven urgent care center, there are some steps you can take to make sure the cut is taken care of properly. Step #1: Wash your hands. Whether your cut is on your hands or not, you’ll want to wash them to avoid infection. Step #2: Tend to the cut and do whatever you can to stop the bleeding. Step #3: Clean the cut. This is an important (although often painful) step that will prevent infection. Step #4: Apply antibacterial ointment. Step #5: Cover the wound. Assuming these five steps stop the bleeding, you’ll want to keep an eye on the wound to make sure that…continue reading

What Are The Signs Of A Concussion

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Whether you’re swimming at the beach or gearing up for a season of school/rec sports, concussions are a serious concern. Knowing the symptoms of a concussion can help you avoid serious risk of injury and a potential trip a New Haven urgent care center. If you’re engaging in an activity which causes you to take a direct or indirect blow to your head, you should be aware of these symptoms of a concussion: Headaches Nausea Trouble focusing Blurry vision The two most common symptoms are the headaches and the nausea although other symptoms may present. To take care of yourself in the event that you do injure your head and suspect a concussion the best course of action is to rest your brain. Sleeping is now one of the best ways that you can take care of yourself if you’ve taken a blow to the head. A head injury is…continue reading