Integrity Urgent Care has announced a new partnership with Hope Springs Water (HSW).
Our last blog focused on the importance of staying safe during these summer days – or any days – when you’re out in the sun. Using sunscreen anytime you’re outside probably doesn’t even require a second thought, but this blog will discuss a few of the finer points of sunscreen use to help you choose the one(s) that’s right for you. Protection from the sun is important; skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the US, with more than one million new cases reported each year.
The lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer are here and that means lots of time outdoors and lots of sun! This is NOT the time to get careless about sunscreen use. Sunburns don’t have to be a part of your summer if you take a few extra minutes to use sunscreen every time you’re going outside.
Spring is coming! Or at least we thought it was until this recent return to frigid temperatures. Trees are blooming or budding, the bluebonnets are trying to bloom, and college students, kids and parents alike are anticipating a break from school and the daily routine during spring break. But spring break can also be the season for injuries, blistering sunburns and complications from chronic illnesses that can land you in the ER.
“Alexa.” “Hey Google.” “Siri?” If you’ve uttered these words, you’ve used voice command technology. We’ve moved beyond the availability of information at the touch of your fingertips, to availability using the sound of your voice. What are the implications of voice command technology for healthcare? Voice command assistants have the potential to revolutionize patient care – both at home and in inpatient settings – by increasing efficiency and allowing for easier access to medical information.
It’s February, and hearts are everywhere urging you to spread the love! But we’re not talking only about the feelings of love between families, friends, and the special “someone” we celebrate on Valentine’s Day. February is also American Heart Month, a national observance sponsored by the American Heart Association to promote awareness about heart disease and steps people can take to prevent it.
Along with resolutions for the New Year come predictions on trends for everything from fashion to home furnishings to relationships to food and diet. In 2018 we saw trends like kombucha, veganism, and Latin American cuisine. At the beginning of 2019, virtually every facet of the food and beverage industry “weighs in” on what the year’s hot trends will be. While some of these trends seem to be little more than a wild guess, there is some agreement on what will make the in-list. But remember, food forecasting is in no way an exact science.
Yes, January 2019 is already in full swing, but it’s not too late to end the month “dry” – as in, without alcohol. Now that New Years is behind us, you may be even more motivated to try this approach post-celebrations once you've learned about the health benefits.
Once Christmas Day has passed, many of us turn our thoughts to the new year and fresh starts. Whether you usually make resolutions for the New Year or not, here are a few ideas that may inspire you to think differently about them for the upcoming year. Setting goals and recognizing milestones helps us to view life mindfully, rather than just reacting to the “tyranny of the urgent” every day.
The holiday season can be a difficult time to continue healthy eating, especially as the weather turns colder. Thoughts of “comfort food” usually include things like macaroni and cheese, pot roast, chili, etc. But eating healthy doesn’t have to only mean eating salads – there are other things you can do to keep your food choices healthy, boost your immune system, and not have to “undo” so much “damage” to your waistline with New Year’s resolutions.