Monday, December 12, 2016

17 Healthcare Tips for 2017

  1. Protect yourself from injury by wearing helmets and other activity-appropriate gear.
  2. Prevent disease by using sunscreen or insect repellent when necessary.
  3. Make an appointment with a medical professional for a check-up, vaccination, or screening.
  4. Wash your hands often with soap and water to prevent the spread of infection and illness.
  5. Make healthy food choices.
  6. Prepare healthy snacks in advance to have in your car or at your desk.
  7. Be active to improve overall health.
  8. Try simple things such as taking the stairs instead of the elevator.
  9. Stand up every hour if you typically sit at a desk/computer all day.
  10. Be active for at least 2½ hours a week.
  11. Be smokefree.
  12. Get enough sleep. Remember that sleep is a necessity, not a luxury.
  13. Reduce auto-related injuries by using seat belts, child safety seats, and booster seats that are appropriate for your child's age and weight.
  14. Learn positive parenting tips to keep kids safe in school and teens safe on the road.
  15. Gather your/your family's health history, and keep it on hand for easy reference.
  16. Drink more water.
  17. Smile and laugh as much as possible.

We hope that you do not need us next year, but we are here for you every day until 10:30pm if you do.  Have the happiest and healthiest of holidays!

Friday, July 15, 2016

How to Avoid the Dangers of Summer Temperatures

Before the summer ends, the Atlanta metro area will see days where the temperature will be in the 100 degree range. Extreme heat is a real threat and knowing the signs of heat-related illness and what to do can be critical for your safety. The CDC offers these three components to staying safe in hot weather:

STAY COOL - Keep your body temperature cool to avoid heat-related illness.
  • Stay in air-conditioned buildings as much as possible.
  • Find an air-conditioned shelter.
  • Do not rely on a fan as your primary cooling device.
  • Avoid direct sunlight.
  • Wear lightweight, light-colored clothing.
  • Take cool showers or baths.
  • Check on those most at-risk twice a day.

- Because your body loses fluids through sweat, you can become dehydrated during times of extreme heat.
  • Drink more water than usual.
  • Don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink more fluids.
  • Drink from two to four cups of water every hour while working or exercising outside.
  • Avoid alcohol or liquids containing high amounts of sugar.
  • Remind others to drink enough water.

- Stay updated on local weather forecasts so you can plan activities safely when it’s hot outside.
  • Check local news for extreme heat alerts and safety tips.
  • Learn the symptoms of heat illness.

Urgent Care at Peachtree's own, Dr. Clinton Carter recently appeared on Channel 46 News to explain the dangers of heat exhaustion and how to prevent it. You can watch the report HERE.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

How Does Our Simplified Global Fee Structure Save You Money?

This is a simplified fee structure with one price covering everything. Regardless of how many different things we have to do to treat you, we won’t increase your cost. This doesn’t include major outside tests or lab work, but it does include everything that we provide at our urgent care. This is especially beneficial for people who have high health insurance deductibles.