Corona virus (COVID-19) Update:
During these difficult times, our Staff at Michigan Urgent Care is dedicated to providing much needed urgent care services to pediatric and adult illnesses and injuries. We are currently offering an evaluation for the Corona Virus and if necessary, performing the detection test.
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We will continue to serve our Michigan residents and communities during these trying times, and we will be available everyday including holidays and weekends.
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As we are aware of the current outbreak of the Corona Virus disease, our staff is dedicated in providing all needed care to Michigan residents. The outbreak can be stressful and overwhelming especially among adults Stress can result in change in sleeping and eating patterns, having problem in concentrating and worse the mental condition. But do not panic; take care of your self and your loved ones. Taking care of yourself and family can reduce stress.
Try to take care of your body by excercising regularly, having well balanced meals, plenty of sleep. Try to make fun activities at home with your family, it will help you coping with stress and brings your family together in this challenging time.
As currently there is no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease but, we can prevent it by following the necessary precautions such as:
- Washing hands regularly (with soap and alcohol-based hand rub),
- Follow respiratory hygiene,
- Maintain social distance to people even if you do not feel sick,
- Cover your nose, mouth when you go out in public.
It is always better to use cloth mask,but make sure you are comfortable breathing while having the mask on.
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Symptoms may appear 2 – 14 days after exposure and can range from mild symptoms to severe illness and death.
Watch for fever, cough and shortness of breath. If you feel like you are developing the symptoms, please isolate yourself and contact your doctor virtually. COVID-19 recovery can be at possible at home. This will help others not getting infected.Please contact your healthcare provider about any questions and for any necessary medications
People who are at higher risk as mentioned by CDC:
- Adult people who have medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes,
- People who have Asthma issues,
- People who have serious heart conditions
- People who are immunocompromised
- Many conditions can cause a person to be immunocompromised, including cancer treatment, smoking, bone marrow or organ transplantation, immune deficiencies, poorly controlled HIV or AIDS, and prolonged use of corticosteroids and other immune weakening medications
- People with severe obesity, diabetes, liver disease and kidney disease.
Be safe, be strong, protect yourself and other from getting sick. Educate yourself about the Coronavirus disease.
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September brings a flurry of new activity, from going back to school settling into extracurricular activities. Participation in public school and many publicly sanctioned activities, such as municipal sports leagues, requires up-to-date immunizations. Many careers also require that adults keep up-to-date with their vaccinations. To help make the public aware of the importance of vaccinations, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services declared August National Immunization Awareness Month. Here’s what you need to know about vaccinations and your family’s health.
Follow American Academy of Pediatrics Guidelines for Immunizations
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention established a list of recommended vaccinations by the time a child reaches age 2, which has been endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Getting all the shots in order and within the recommended time frame helps protect children from serious diseases that can lead to life-threatening complications or death. Receiving essential shots by the age of 2 will help protect against dangerous conditions like the measles, whooping cough, Hepatitis A and B, HiB, and more.
Some parents, confused by misinformation on the internet, are wary of vaccines and try to find a “middle ground” by putting their children on a “delayed immunization schedule”. Public health officials caution against this approach, as it does not optimally protect children against the diseases from which they are most vulnerable. Robust research supports the recommended schedule for your child’s vaccinations:
Adults Need Vaccinations, Too
- Much of the public education and advocacy surrounding vaccination involves children, but it’s important to note that adults may need vaccinations, too. For example:
- Adults and children over six months should receive a flu shot each year to protect against the most common strains of the influenza virus and prevent serious complications.
- Adults over the age of 50 should get a shingles shot to protect against the herpes zoster virus.
- Adults should continue to receive Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis) boosters every 10 years.
- Adult immunity to disease can fade over time, even if you were vaccinated as a child. It’s a good idea to ask for titers and see what immunity you have to preventable diseases. For many working adults, such as those in the healthcare or direct service industry, immunity is required to continue employment. Michigan Urgent Care providers can help keep your vaccinations up to date through our Occupational Health Program – visit our walk in clinic for immediate care or reserve your appointment time online.
Vaccinations are an essential part of a healthy lifestyle, for both adults and children. Michigan Urgent Care offers flu shots on a walk-in basis as soon as they become available, starting in September. We also offer occupational health and school-required immunizations such as Hepatitis B and Tdap. Reserve your appointment time at any of our clinics today!
It’s the season of “cheers and tears:” on the one hand, many parents are happy that their children are returning to school, which brings structure and routine. On the other, that means that quality family time – vacations, summer sunsets, and catching fireflies—are coming to an end for the season. Whether you’re ready for a new routine or clinging to the last few weeks of summer, getting your children back to school safely is paramount. Here’s a few ideas on how you can help ease the transition and keep everyone safe and healthy in the process.
Get Them There Safely
- Some students ride the bus, some walk, others bike or ride with their parents. No matter how your student gets to school, you can take steps to maximize their safety.
- Buses are one of the safest modes of transportation, and the greatest risk to a child is when approaching or leaving one. Teach your child to wait for the bus’s stop sign and for the driver to give a signal before approaching or disembarking.
- Children under 10 should be accompanied by an adult when walking to school.
- Keep your eyes on the road, and keep phones tucked away – this goes for walkers, bikers, and parents driving their kids to school.
- Bikers should always wear a helmet to minimize risk of concussion or other head injury resulting from a fall.
- Use crosswalks and bike lanes whenever possible. Bikers should always ride in the direction of traffic in accordance with Michigan law.
Keep Them Healthy
- It seems inevitable – within a few weeks of returning to school, so do the high temperatures, colds, and bugs. Common illnesses like upper respiratory infections and the common cold, are some of the main reasons that children miss school. Though most parents want to make their children feel better, antibiotics will not help a viral infection. Help keep your child feeling their best this school year by observing some simple tips:
- Teach good hand-washing habits. Children should wash their hands regularly with warm, soapy water, scrubbing to the tune of “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.” Use an alcohol-based sanitizer when soap and water are not available.
- Avoid touching mucous membranes – the eyes, nose, and mouth – as this how many people get sick.
- Know when to take your child to the doctor – in most cases, URIs will resolve within 7 to 10 days with no more than rest and fluids.Bring your child in for immediate care if they have a fever that you cannot control with medication, your child is less than 3 months old, they are lethargic and unresponsive, or symptoms persist for more than 10 days. Our Michigan Urgent Care providers will help identify the problem and get your child on the road to recovery.
- Bring the whole family in for a flu shot. The flu vaccine is the single most effective way to prevent severe cases of and complications from the Influenza viruses. Even if you do get the flu after receiving a shot, your symptoms will be less serious and you will be more comfortable. Michigan Urgent Care providers typically start administering flu shots sometime in September – ask us at your next appointment or contact us for more details.
- If your child is enrolled in extracurricular activities or sports, physicals are a necessity. Our sports physicals are flexible and convenient — fit it into your busy schedule by visiting any of our walk-in clinic locations. We are open 7 days a week for your convenience.
At Michigan Urgent Care, we are committed to keeping your family happy and healthy life. From preventive services to compassionate, evidence-based medicine, let us be your health care partner for the school year and beyond.
Congress officially declared July 15-21 National Youth Sports Week, in an effort to keep kids active and healthy. Here are some ways your family can get involved;
The Benefits of Sports for Kids
Participation in organized sports activities have a wide range of emotional, physical, and interpersonal benefits:
- Maintenance of a healthy weight. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , nearly 1 in 5 children aged 2 to 19 are obese. Research shows, however, that kids who are more active and participate in organized activity are more likely to maintain a healthy weight.
- Better vision. Children who spend time playing organized sports tend to have better hand-eye coordination and are at a lower risk for developing vision problems.
- Development of motor skills. Kids who participate in sports tend to have an easier time learning new skills and coordinating their muscles.
- Social skills development. When kids play on a team, they have to learn how to work with others, support teammates, and lose graciously – all valuable life skills.
- Self-confidence. When children set out to achieve a task and complete it, it builds self-efficacy and improves self-esteem.
Getting Involved in Organized Sports
- Participation in structured physical activity has notable benefits, but some parents may not know where to begin. These tips can help you get started:
- Choose the right sport. Finding the right sports program for your child is easier if they already take an interest in a particular activity. Whenever possible, follow their lead and allow them to pursue their passions. In general, make sure that the organization’s values match your own, the competition schedule works with yours, and that the sport fits with your child’s abilities and age. For example, the American Academy of Pediatrics cautions against enrolling young children in tackle football because of the risk of concussion and head injury.
- Consider any special needs your child may have and how they may affect their ability to participate. A child with asthma, for example, may benefit from participating from an indoor sport where the air quality is better
- Arrange a sports physical. Many organizations require that your child complete a sports physical before participating in practices or matches. Michigan Urgent Care facilities offer comprehensive sports physicals at all nine locations, with the convenience of walk-in appointments
- Prepare your child for the first day of practice. If this is your child’s first go at organized sports, help them understand the expectations or develop the fundamental skills necessary to succeed.
How to Prevent Sports-Related Injury
Playing organized sports will help your child develop self-confidence, motor coordination, maintain a healthy weight, and make friends – all great benefits. However, with increased physical activity comes a heightened risk for accidents and injuries. Our Michigan Urgent Care providers often see minor injuries and illnesses that stem from playing organized sports. In the summer months, we treat conditions such as dehydration and sunburn. No matter the time of the year, some of the most common sport-related injuries include overuse (strains, sprains) broken bones, eye injuries, and concussions. To minimize your child’s risk of injury, keep the following tips in mind:
- Always make sure that your child has appropriate protective equipment. This may include snug-fitting helmets, elbow and knee pads, or face protective gear. If the league your child is participating in does not have an appropriate size for your child, furnish your own whenever possible.
- Condition your child for play – and don’t overdo it. When children strain muscles, it’s often because they try to do too much too fast. Rather than throwing your amateur athlete into elite competitive play, stick with recreation leagues until they develop the necessary skills and conditioning to keep up with the level of competition.
- Never “play through the pain.” Remember, your child is there to have fun and learn new skills. Teach your child that pain is their body’s way of telling them to slow down and take a break. Playing through it will only lead to further injury and can be damaging to children’s still-developing muscles and skeleton.
- Teach them the power of sportsmanship. Unfortunately, many parents and coaches still maintain that winning is the most important aspect of playing a sport. Young athletes should learn the importance of sportsmanship and hard work and enjoy rewards for doing their best. Emotional injury is a real and possible consequence of being pushed too hard in organized sports – so relax, let your child have fun, and encourage coaches to do the same.
The staff at Michigan Urgent Care is dedicated to your health and well-being. Fourth of July celebrations can be a fun way to relax, unwind, and enjoy the company of friends and family, but they can also lead to a spike in holiday-related injuries and illnesses. By taking some basic precautions, you can enjoy your long weekend without any unplanned urgent care visits. Here’s how:
Practice Firework Safety
Many of us love the use of nighttime fireworks, whether it’s your local community show or setting off some of your own.
In 2017, Americans spent $900 million on fireworks – and those led to 12,700 reported injuries and 8 deaths. Men are more likely to experience injuries from fireworks – comprising 70% — but as are children, which made up 36% of all reported accounts. The most commonly reported fireworks injuries are trauma from flying shrapnel and burns. The so-called “safe” forms of fireworks – bottle rockets, firecrackers, and sparklers – are the most likely to lead to injury.
- Minimize your family’s risk of injury by observing some basic safety rules.
- Never let children handle fireworks. Even though some parents may think that sparklers are safe for children, they can reach temperatures of 1800 degrees and are a leading cause of burns in young kids. Your sweetie holding a sparkler may seem like an adorable photogenic moment, but it’s not worth their safety. Try shooting a picture of them waving a flag at a local parade instead.
- One in 4 firework injuries to children occur as bystanders. Supervision alone is not enough to prevent firework-related injuries. Consider seeing a professional show instead of attempting to set off your own.
- If you must set off your own fireworks, avoid purchasing those in brown paper bags, which indicates they are for use in professional displays. Don’t drink while setting off fireworks, and make sure all participants are a safe distance from the festivities.
Prevent Food-Related Illnesses
Barbecues often accompany Fourth of July festivities, which means more Americans are consuming foods high in sodium, fat, or that has been sitting out in the sun. Food-borne illnesses often spike over the holiday weekend, and the most common culprit is salmonella bacteria. Cook all food thoroughly and keep food stored in a cooler or refrigerator. People with pre-existing medical conditions such as congestive heart failure and high blood pressure should stay mindful of their diet. Consuming foods high in sodium or drinking alcohol in excess can increase risk of heart attack or arrhythmia’s, a condition doctors refer to as “holiday heart.” If you’re unsure of how eating picnic foods or drinking will affect you, ask your Michigan Urgent Care provider or PCP for clarification.
Never Drink and Drive
Unsurprisingly, one of the most common causes of injuries over the Fourth of July weekend are from car accidents. An examination of statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows that it is the deadliest day of the year, leading to an average of 148 automotive deaths compared to the daily average of 114. If you know you are going to drink this holiday, designate a driver, make arrangements to spend the night, or call a ride-sharing service. Many of Michigan Urgent Care’s service areas offer low-fare transportation for the fourth of July holiday – Ann Arbor’s TheRide, for example, is offering $5.00 flat rate fares throughout the city and into Ypsilanti. We at Michigan Urgent Care hope you have a happy and safe holiday! If an unexpected injury puts a damper on your celebration, we are open normal business hours and are ready to help. With the convenience of an onsite x-ray and laboratory, you can skip the wait and stress of the emergency room and experience the convenient care in your neighborhood. Reserve your appointment time at our walk-in clinic today.
Most people know that June is the month that we celebrate Dads, whether it’s with a round of golf, new barbecue tools, or yet another necktie. Father’s Day is a great way to show Dad how much you care, but June also provides another way to honor all the men in your life. This June, participate in Men’s Health month and improve your health and well-being – or that of someone you love.
Are Men Unhealthier Than Women?
Men have a lower life expectancy than their female counterparts, with an average lifespan of 76.4 compared to 81.2 for women. Like women, the top 2 leading causes of death for men are heart disease and cancer, but men are far more likely to die of unintentional injuries (the third leading cause of death, compared to the 6th leading cause for women). Men have higher rates of smoking then women and are 4 times more likely to commit suicide. In short, men are not only likely to live shorter lives than women; they are also generally less healthy in life. Why is this?
One possible explanation for this phenomenon is that men are 100% less likely to visit a doctor for annual examinations and preventive services compared to women. This means that they are less likely to receive life-saving preventive screenings that could identify health problems and receive treatments that can improve overall life quality.
What Can You Do About It?
Want to improve the health of the man in your life, or take charge of your own health? Here are some simple ways to get involved:
1. Schedule an Annual Physical
When was the last time you went in for a check-up? If you can’t remember, it’s time to make an appointment with your primary care provider. Remember that the Affordable Care Act requires insurers to cover all your preventive services in full, so you will not incur any costs for your annual check-ups. At your physical, expect a review of your health history and physical exam. Your provider may go through a review of all your major systems and ask about any symptoms that you’re experiencing, as well as any medications you’re taking.Be sure to mention if you’re experiencing symptoms that affect your quality of life, such as:
- Sleep disturbance or trouble falling or staying asleep
- Shortness of breath, dizziness, or episodes of "tunnel vision"
- Numbness of the hands or feet
- Excessive thirst or hunger
2. Take Care of Your Mental Health
Men are much less likely to seek help for depression, anxiety, and other behavioral health issues. Though women and men are equally likely to have a substance use disorder (SUD), men are statistically more likely to use illicit drugs and die of overdoses . This may help explain why men commit suicide at a rate that is 4 times higher than women, coupled the societal expectation that men “tough it out” through hard times. If you’re experiencing any symptoms of anxiety or depression or have trouble breaking a dependence on drugs or alcohol, speak up! If you experience a dependence on alcohol, drugs, or struggle with feelings of depression, tell your Michigan Urgent Care provider, who can connect you with resources in your community.
3. Get Your Workplace Involved
Did you know that men account for 92% of all occupational deaths and are more likely to sustain serious injuries at work? Men make up the lion’s share of the workforce in the most dangerous professions like logging, fishery, roofing, steel working, and truck driving. Encourage your workplace to start or improve an occupational health program that includes physicals, health education, on-the-job training, and more. Michigan Urgent Care provides full range of occupational health services such as physicals and immunizations, and also offers worker’s comp services for employees.
4. Know Your Health Risks and Screening Schedule
In general, men should participate in simple screening activities that can identify cancer and other diseases in their earliest stages:
- Regular cholesterol screenings starting at age 35 can help measure your heart disease risk.
- Dental exams every 6 months can prevent tooth decay and periodontists, which can help control and even prevent other diseases such as diabetes or infectious endocarditis.
- A vision exam once a year can help identify issues such as myopia (poor vision), cataracts, or glaucoma.
- A colonoscopy for colorectal cancer screening starting at age 50 is the best way to prevent advanced colon stages of colon cancer, one of the leading causes of cancer-related death in men.
- Men over 65 who have a smoking history should be screened for abdominal aortic aneurysm with a CT scan.
- Regular prostate screenings can help reduce the chance of being diagnosed advanced-stage prostate cancer.
This June, take charge of your health or encourage the men in your life to lead healthier, happier lives.
Contact Michigan Urgent Care to reserve your spot or learn more about our preventative and occupational health services.