Infant Liquid Ibuprofen Recall – What You Need To Know

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The company who manufactures infant liquid ibuprofen for stores such as Wal-mart, CVS, and Family Dollar has issued a recall of the medicine due to the potential that there is a higher potency of the medicine contained within the package then it would indicate. If you have an infant at home or know someone who does, here’s what you need to know about the recall: The liquid ibuprofen is used for pain management and fever reduction The affected lots were sold in 0.5 ounce bottles Stores who may be selling the affect lots are Wal-mart, CVS, and Family Dollar You can find a complete list of lots here. Symptoms if the medicine is used could include nausea, vomiting, epigastric pain, or more rarely, diarrhea, tinnitus, headache and gastrointestinal bleeding. If you or a loved one has an infant and are concerned that your child’s medicine may be affected, stop using…continue reading

Romaine Lettuce E Coli Outbreak – What You Need To Know

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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control, FDA and Canadian officials are conducting a multi-state traceback of romaine lettuce that is tied to an outbreak of e coli throughout many states in the United States. This traceback began in late November and continues through present day. Here’s what you need to know to avoid any contaminated lettuce: California counties that are included in the outbreak investigation are; Monterey, San Benito, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz and Ventura. The FDA is warning that other counties could be added as the investigation continues. Romaine lettuce entering the market will now be labeled with a harvest location and a harvest date or labeled as being hydroponically- or greenhouse-grown. If it does not have this information, you should not eat or use it. If you purchase romaine lettuce that does not have proper labeling on it, the FDA is advising you to not…continue reading

7 People To “Quit” For During The Great American Smokeout

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Today is the Great American Smokeout. This annual event, put on by the American Cancer Society, coincides with Lung Cancer Awareness Month and is designed to encourage smokers to kick the habit. The success rate of this annual event is beyond impressive and it continues to this day, but still far too many Americans smoke. The numbers are staggering; 34 million smokers 16 million Americans living with a smoking-related illness 480,000 deaths caused each year These numbers are scary, but the good news is how far we’ve come. Since 1965 the smoking rate has gone from 42% to 17% thanks in large part to educational programs like the Great American Smokeout. So, if you’re one of the 34 million smokers who have yet to be able to kick the habit, we have seven people who are hoping and praying that you’ll quit today. 1. Your kids 2. Your spouse 3.…continue reading

5 Healthy Holiday Tips From Our Orange Urgent Care Center

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The holidays are fast approaching and they often get a little hairy for anyone who is trying to stay healthy. Whether you’re eating a little bit too much, drinking a little bit too much, or not getting enough exercise, the holidays can be a healthy lifestyle’s worst enemy, but we have some easy, quick tips you can use to stay healthy, even during the holidays. You can use these tips even if you’re traveling for the weekend or a week. You can use these tips at home or at your in-laws (although we can’t promise they will be as easy there.) You can use these tips wherever you are so that you can remain healthy and head into the new year feeling good about yourself and the holiday season. 1. Exercise everyday: The tip here is that you don’t need to exercise for an hour and sweat like crazy. A…continue reading

3 Ways Voting Is Good For Your Heart

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Today is Election Day here in the United States. With races being run for Governor, Senator, and statewide office here in Connecticut it’s a great day to get out and feel good about performing your civic duty. The added benefit is that there are a few reasons to believe that voting is good for your heart. Walk to the polls: Most polling locations are neighborhood schools or churches. If you are able to, walking to the polls will get your heart rate up and get you one added benefit of voting. Civic engagement is good for your health: You’ve heard the term “voting is your civic duty?” Well, performing that civic duty is one way to feel connected to your community and be engaged with your neighbors. Many studies have shown a connection between being involved in your local community and a healthy heart. Reduces anxiety: If you’re someone who…continue reading

How Fatty Fish Can Help With Diabetes

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November is American Diabetes Month. Diabetes affects more than 100 million Americans who are either living with the disease or living with pre-diabetes. The disease is touching 1 in every 3 Americans as well as the families of those who love them. It is not unreasonable to say that Diabetes touches all Americans. When you visit us at our Orange Urgent Care Center, we want to be your partner in health. This extends to all aspects of your health including nutrition and the types of foods that can keep you healthy. One type of food that may not jump right out for you as being incredible healthy is fatty fish. Fish such as salmon and mackerel are good for a healthy diet and also present some benefits for those who are afflicted with diabetes. Fatty fish contain Omega-3 fatty acids which provide a tremendous boost to your heart health. Given…continue reading