U.S. Healthworks Health Tip of the Month

Get this months health tip from U.S. Healthworks.



OCTOBER

Fall is one of the most beautiful times of year, but it also brings with it flu season.  Yes, influenza can cause fever, chills, sore throat. sneezing, and even head and muscle aches.  Flu can also be fatal - nearly 36,000 people each year from the flu.  That’s why now is the time to see U.S. Healthworks for a flu vaccination.  Walk-ins are always welcome and they also offer flu vaccination days for local businesses.  They know your time is valuable which is why their professional medical staff will come to your worksite and administer flu vaccinations to your employees right on site.  This will help reduce the loss of productivity caused by illness.

To schedule a flu vaccination day for your company, visit USHealthworks.com to find the location nearest you.  There are 4 U.S. Healthworks Urgent Care Centers in the Nashville Area for your convenience.  They accept most insurance plans as well.  Whether as an individual or as part of a business group, see U.S. Healthworks for the right care, right away.


JULY

Heat stroke is the most serious heat-related illness. It can cause permanent disability or even death if not treated immediately.

This health tip is brought to you by U.S. HealthWorks.

Warning signs of heat stroke include extremely high body temperature, rapid strong pulse, throbbing headache, dizziness, nausea and confusion. If you see someone suffering from these heat stroke warning signs, get the victim into the shade immediately. Cool the victim rapidly. If possible, immerse the victim in a tub of cool water or spray them with a garden hose. Monitor body temperature and continue cooling efforts until the body temperature drops to 102 degrees or less. Keep the victim hydrated but do not use alcoholic beverages.

You’ll find more information at USHealthWorks.com. And should you need us in case of an emergency, remember there are 4 U.S. HealthWorks Urgent Care Centers in the Nashville area to serve you.

To find the location nearest you, visit USHealthWorks.com.


JUNE

Ah, summer at last! It’s the time of year we get outdoors and explore our world. Unfortunately, it’s also the time we are most likely to encounter poison oak, sumac or poison ivy. Should this happen to you, here’s a helpful health tip from U.S. HealthWorks to keep in mind.

Touching or just brushing against poison oak, sumac or poison ivy can lead to a severe and painful rash caused by an allergic reaction to the plant’s oil. This rash can last from 10 days up to 6 weeks in the most severe cases. To treat the rash, apply a wet cloth or soak the area in cold water. Use calamine lotion to relieve itching. Avoid scratching the rash and do not use topical ointments such as Benadryl cream, Lanacane, Neosporin or similar ointments which can actually worsen the rash.

If you have a large or severe rash, see a U.S. HealthWorks doctor at any of our 4 convenient Nashville area locations with extended hours and no appointment necessary.

See USHealthWorks.com for the location nearest you.


MAY

Wounds are one of the most common afflictions to the human body. Most are harmless but an infected wound can lead to major medical complications. Here’s a helpful health tip from U.S. HealthWorks to help you treat an infected wound.

Most wound infections are caused by bacteria. Symptoms include sustained pain, redness, swelling or pus discharge. The wound should be treated with a moist, but not wet, dressing that is changed at least daily. Proper precautions such as hand washing and using sterilized equipment will minimize the risk of further infection. The use of antibiotics, whether topical or taken orally, should be given only under direction of a physician.

If you have an infected wound or any other medical ailment requiring immediate attention, there are 4 convenient U.S. HealthWorks Urgent Care Centers in the Nashville area with extended hours and no appointment necessary. They accept most insurance plans as well. See USHealthWorks.com for the location nearest you.


APRIL

Spring rains are certainly good for the garden and it reminds me of the fact that water is good for our bodies too. Today’s health tip is brought to you by U.S. HealthWorks.

Drinking water is essential to good health. Water is a nutrient our bodies need to help maintain the balance of body fluids. Our bodies are continuously losing fluid via skin evaporation, breathing, sweating and other natural body functions. Drinking plenty of water helps energize muscles, keeps skin looking good, helps kidneys rid our bodies of toxins and maintains normal bodily functions. These benefits and more make drinking water an essential part of a healthy diet.

You’ll find more information in the Healthy Tips section at USHealthWorks.com.

And remember, should you need to see a doctor, U.S. HealthWorks has 4 convenient Urgent Care Centers in the Nashville area to serve you, with extended hours and no appointment is necessary.

To find the location nearest you, visit USHealthWorks.com.


MARCH

While springtime brings beautiful weather, it can also bring misery to allergy sufferers. Here is a helpful health tip from U.S. HealthWorks.

Allergies bring sneezing, itching, water eyes, runny nose and sore throats to millions of people. The first step in helping to alleviate these symptoms is to consult with a healthcare provider to identify just what it is you’re allergic to.

Then you may be able to reduce your allergy risk by understanding the timing of pollen levels in your area. You may also want to minimize the growth of allergenic plants in your yard as well as maintain your house in ways that reduce growth of molds or dust mites.

If you need allergy relief, go to any of the 4 U.S. HealthWorks Urgent Care Centers in the Nashville area (They used to be called “Tennessee Urgent Care”).  All of the centers have extended hours and no appointment is necessary. They accept most insurance plans too.

To find the U.S. HealthWorks location nearest you, visit USHealthWorks.com.


FEBRUARY

High blood pressure can lead to heart disease but there is something you can do about it. Today’s health tip is brought to you by U.S. HealthWorks.

High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, affects millions of Americans and can be a forbearer of serious medical problems. But high blood pressure can also be addressed through proper diet, exercise and, in some cases, with prescribed drugs. It is important to have your blood pressure checked on an annual basis and work with your doctor to keep it within the healthy range. It is also important to remember that the most effective hypertension therapy is based on the patient’s motivation. While therapy often involves a lifestyle change – it can also be a life saver.

You’ll find much more information at USHealthWorks.com. And should you need to schedule a physical, remember there are 4 U.S. HealthWorks Urgent Care Centers in the Nashville area to serve you. (You might remember them as Tennessee Urgent Care.)

To find the location nearest you, visit USHealthWorks.com.


JANUARY

Back pain is one of the most common and debilitating problems suffered by Americans today. U.S. HealthWorks has a health tip that could help you avoid some painful back injuries.

• First, do back stretches every morning –there are some simple exercises in the Healthy Tips section of the U.S. HealthWorks website:
• Next, never lift anything heavy right out of bed – wait until your back warms up.
• When lifting, the back should remain straight and upright while keeping the load balanced and near your chest.

It is also important to know your limits and not over-lift and be sure to give your back time to rest before lifting again.

Should you have a back injury or other medical need, go to one of the four U.S. HealthWorks Urgent Care Centers , they used to be  known as “Tennessee Urgent Care”.  No appointment is necessary; they have extended hours, and accept most insurance plans.

For more back injury prevention tips or to find the US HealthWorks location nearest you, visit USHealthWorks.com.