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Drowsy Driving Prevention Week 2011

Impact Urgent Care

Next week is Drowsy Driving Prevention Week (Nov 6-12) and Impact Urgent Care wants to warn everyone about the dangers of driving under the influence of fatigue.

Protecting your Identity in the Cyber World

Dean Bentle

The following is an excerpt from the Better Business Bureau's website that I wanted to share with everyone.

Protecting Your Identity In The Real World

Dean Bentle

The Better Business Bureau has posted several entries on their website concerning Identity Theft. The following is an excerpt from their site: PROTECTING YOUR IDENTITY IN THE REAL WORLD

Wipe Out Listeria

Eating food contaminated with Listeria can make you very sick and for those with an immature or compromised  immune system, it can be fatal.  One very important way to stay healthy is to wipe down your kitchen cooking surfaces and refrigerator regularly.   Use warm soapy water to clean up any spills immediately so that Listeria has less of a chance to grow.   Sanitize your cooking surfaces, refrigerator, chopping boards, microwaves, high chairs, etc.

Listeria Infections (Listeriosis) By Linda Ratner RN

Listeria monocytogenes is a bacteria found in soil and water.  Unlike many other germs, Listeria can grow in the cold temperature of the refrigerator.  It can also be found in a variety of different foods such as raw milk products, fruits, vegetables, processed foods, meats and seafoods.

 

With the recent outbreak from contaminated cantaloupes here is some basic information that may be helpful.

 

Celebrate Playful, Healthy Learning with Five Helpful Tips

The Goddard School

The Goddard School located in San Antonio believes that the basis for healthy learning is providing all children with active, playful lifestyles enriched with good nutrition. From Monday, September 19th through Saturday, September 24th, 2011, the educational preschool will sponsor The Goddard School Block Party event in an effort to spread the word to families in their community.

Flu shots may be given to egg allergic patients!

Dr. Patricia Gomez-Dinger

‎20% of the US population comes down with the flu every year. That is why it is important to get your flu vaccine yearly. In the past, patients were told that if they had egg allergy then they could not receive a flu vaccine or they needed to be seen by an Allergist. Allergists have routinely done allergy testing for flu vaccine and followed a protocol for administering the flu shot to those patients with egg allergy.

Singing Happy Birthday Can Be Deadly.....

to your germs, that is.  Flu and cold season is upon us.  One of the best ways to stay healthy this season is to wash your hands properly.  The CDC urges kids and adults to wash their hands before eating, and after using the restroom, blowing your nose, coughing, and touching animals or trash.  

 

Be Cool By Evan Ratner MD

Dr. Evan Ratner

A quick reminder about the extreme heat that is forecast for this weekend. Hydration is an all day pursuit, it is important to start drinking before you are outside, while you are outside, and after you go back inside. It is almost impossible to keep up if you are hydrating only while outside.  If you have to be outside, than  take frequent breaks to go into a cooled environment. Even 20 minutes at a stretch can help to keep your core temperature from getting too high.

Concussion Testing

Recent advances in the recognition and management of head injuries and concussions in student athletes are dramatic.  There is plenty of media coverage communicating the importance that the scientific evidence supports in regards to the necessity for better screening and management of concussions in our young athletes.  The Center for Disease Control (CDC), recommends that all athletes receive a baseline test prior to participating in any high risk athletic activity.

 

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