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These 4 exercises are perfect for everybody

These 4 exercises are perfect for everybody

If you’re not an athlete or serious exerciser — and you just want to work out for your health and general well-being — the gym can be frustrating. Just walking around and reading instructions of the treadmills, stationary bikes, and weight machines can be enough to make you change your mind and head straight back  to the couch. Surprisingly some of the best physical activities for your body don’t require a lot of equipment or gym. What is more, they can do miracles to your health by keeping body weight under control, improving your mobility and balance, strengthening your bones and joints. No matter your age or fitness level, these activities that physical therapy specialists in Hialeah suggest can help you get in shape without risking injuring yourself. 1. Swimming You might consider swimming the perfect workout. According to our physical therapists in Hialeah (Miami), the water supports your body and you can move fluidly without pressure on your joints, which makes it a ideal exercise for people with arthritis. Swimming improves your mental state and put you in a better mood. Additionally, water fitness can help you burn some calories and shape up.   2. Tai chi This Chinese martial art  combines movement and provide relaxation for both body and mind. In fact, it’s been called “meditation in motion.” this sport is offered at various levels, which makes it accessible for people of different age and physical level. It consists of smooth graceful movements, which eliminates possibility of major injuries. 3. Strength training If you think that strength training is only for men, you are wrong. Lifting moderate...
Avoid gastrointestinal problems this Thanksgiving!

Avoid gastrointestinal problems this Thanksgiving!

As you make last-minute trips to the grocery store and finalize the menu for Thursday’s big meal, there are some things to keep in mind when preparing the food for you and your family. You want to provide your family with a wholesome meal and the medical center in Hialeah wants you to keep your family’s stomachs happy and healthy this Thanksgiving by providing you with simple tips and tricks: 1. Keep everything clean Make sure you wash your hands with warm water and soap before and after handling food. Wash any surfaces where you cook or keep food with hot water and cleaning substances. Rinse fruits and vegetables with water before cutting and cooking, even if you’re peeling some of them. Do not rinse raw meat before cooking. 2. Don’t let bacteria spread from one food to another Keep raw eggs, meat, and seafood separate from each other and from other food If possible, avoid using one cutting board for all the food–otherwise wash the board between uses. Use clean dishes to keep your cooked food. 3. Make sure food is cooked properly Use a food thermometer to make sure all the meat is cooked in order to be safely consumed. The turkey is safe to eat when it reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit; insert the thermometer into the thigh, wing, and thickest part of the breast to measure the temperature. Bring sauces, soups, and gravies to a rolling boil when reheating. Cook eggs until the yolk and whites are firm; this will be 5-7 minutes of boiling. Do not eat raw dough (even though it may be tasty!)...
Prenatal care [7 most urgent questions when you’re expecting]

Prenatal care [7 most urgent questions when you’re expecting]

If you are an expectant mother, you already know why they say that motherhood starts just after your baby is conceived. You don’t wait till after your little miracle is born to start taking care of him or her. You want to do it is as soon as possible, whenever and however possible, especially since not being able to see her and make sure that she is OK gives you anguish. That’s why prenatal care is so important both to pregnant women and their children. It’s practically all they can do to make sure their baby is born healthy and safe. At our medical center in Hialeah, we understand this feeling, so we would like share answers to some of the questions we get from moms-to-be and provide insight into our experience with prenatal care. When should I start getting prenatal care? If you did not meet with your doctors in our medical center in Hialeah, FL prior to getting pregnant, your first prenatal visit will usually be around 8 weeks after your last menstrual period. According to the American Pregnancy Association, you should schedule your first appointment as soon as you find out that you are pregnant. What is included in prenatal care? Prenatal visits to a family medical center in Hialeah typically include a physical exam, weight checks, and a urine sample. Depending on the stage of your pregnancy, doctors in our medical center in Hialeah, FL may also do blood tests and imaging tests, such as ultrasound exams. How many prenatal visits should I have? Most pregnant women have around ten prenatal visits. If you have...
Physical therapy vs. opioid use in chronic pain treatment [National Physical Therapy Month]

Physical therapy vs. opioid use in chronic pain treatment [National Physical Therapy Month]

National Physical Therapy Month takes place in October each year to raise awareness of physical therapy as a healthy and effective alternative to opioids. The presence of pain is one of the most common reasons why people seek help from a healthcare professional. National research shows that chronic pain, defined as pain lasting longer than 3 months, affects roughly 100 million American citizens. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there is “high-quality evidence” that treatments provided by physical therapists (PTs) are especially effective at reducing pain and improving function in cases of low back pain, fibromyalgia, and hip and knee osteoarthritis. Additionally, a number of studies show the efficacy of physical therapy interventions in preventing, minimizing, and, in some cases, eliminating pain in patients post-surgery, in patients with cancer, and in other clinical scenarios. It is evident that opioids have a role in addressing pain. Nevertheless, our modern society too often turns to quick-fix solutions for their problems, disregarding the risk they take upon themselves by doing so. According to the CDC, approximately 9 out of every 10 Americans who are at least 60 years old say they have taken no less than 1 prescription drug within the last month. As far as pain and prescribing opioids go, this desire for a quick fix not only can be ineffective, it also can be dangerous. Frequently, when patients experience pain, non-opioid choices are safer, more effective, and longer lasting.   According to the CDC, in addition to the risks of addiction, overdose, and death, side effects of opioid use include: tolerance physical dependence increased sensitivity to...
Addiction in the Workplace [A Must-Read: 6 Ways to Deal With Addicted Employees]

Addiction in the Workplace [A Must-Read: 6 Ways to Deal With Addicted Employees]

As a business owner, you know that anything that affects your business IS your business. Drug addiction might be a personal problem, but employees under the influence of drugs or alcohol at work constitute a great risk for themselves as well as others. The well-being of your staff is important to you, so here are six ways you can identify and deal with an employee’s addiction. Research If you’re unacquainted with addiction and are uncertain if a employee is an addict, plenty of materials are available to assist you. Many trustworthy medical centers, educational institutes, and anti-addiction organizations have information that explains addiction, its symptoms, and tips for how to address it. The internet is a good place to find information, too. Here are just a few examples of government-related sites that can provide useful information: U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) If you are Miami-Dade-based and are interested in getting information about drug addiction and drug testing in Hialeah, visit our website or call us to make an appointment. Observe Does your employee take unexpected days off more frequently than before? Do they arrive  later or leave earlier than normal? Do they act differently? Do they look, sound, or smell differently? They might have red eyes, for example, or slurred speech, or smell like drugs or chemicals. Based on the information you’ve collected in phase one, you can compare your employee’s appearance and performance to several indicators of drug addiction. Listen Are your other employees worried about this employee? If your employee’s...
Time for Flu Shots! [Must-Have Fall Vaccination Guide]

Time for Flu Shots! [Must-Have Fall Vaccination Guide]

As the fall approaches, we have to start thinking about protecting ourselves and our families against winter diseases. Mostly because the weather isn’t changing, we remember this when it’s too late. Here’s your guide to approaching the matter in an informed, organized and efficient way: Think ahead It takes 10 to 14 days following any vaccination before the immune response and subsequent protection kick in. That is why most countries start immunizing in the early autumn. The peak epidemic season starts before mid-November, and the season usually ends at the end of May the following year. The defense provided by the shot is projected to last for at least one flu season. As October approaches, make sure to plan your vaccinations in the early days of fall to make sure you are protected throughout the winter. Check if you’re in the high-risk group for the flu Getting a yearly flu shot is recommended for everyone. But specific groups of people have the potential to suffer more significantly than others when they contract influenza, and they are encouraged to get a flu shot in September or October of each year to avoid being infected, as well as avoid the risk of flu-associated hospitalization. The flu shot is especially recommended for: People with cystic fibrosis People with heart disease Children and teenagers on aspirin therapy People with asthma, or any chronic respiratory illness People with compromised or suppressed immune systems Adults with chronic diseases Pregnant women Health care workers People over the age of 65 People living in nursing homes and retirement homes, or anywhere that an influenza infection would spread...
Medical Center Hialeah – Did you know you can do THIS to protect your heart?

Medical Center Hialeah – Did you know you can do THIS to protect your heart?

Heart disease is the main cause of death in the United States today. We spend our lives worrying about car accidents, mass shootings, murders, etc., when in fact the biggest risk of death is inside us. This data is alarming, but the good news is there are things you can do to help prevent heart conditions such as stroke or cardiac arrest. Did you know your lifestyle has a great influence on your heart? Many people don’t realize how much is in their hands when it comes to preventing disease and staying healthy. We hope this article will help you see that and convince you to take the necessary steps to take good care of your heart.   How can I protect my cardiac health? There are many things you can do to help prevent cardiovascular (heart) diseases. The list includes: Take care of your overall health. Know the risks. Watch the symptoms. And most importantly, schedule regular checkups at your doctor’s office. Quit smoking and avoid secondhand smoke, if possible. If your friend is heading out for a smoke break, it’s OK not to join her. It’s your life we’re talking about. Check your blood pressure regularly. The norm is 120/80. Anything higher than that can indicate that something’s wrong. Check your cholesterol. Aim for no higher than 200 mg/dL. The lower your LDL (‘bad’ cholesterol levels) and the higher your HDL (‘good’ cholesterol levels’) within that number, the better. Maintain a healthy diet. Limit foods rich in trans fats as they can increase the ‘bad’ cholesterol. Added sugar is to be limited or avoided as much as...
8 Physical Therapy Treatments After a Fracture

8 Physical Therapy Treatments After a Fracture

Have you ever broken a bone as the result of a fall or accident? If you have, then you will agree that it is a very stressful event. It happens unexpectedly and fills us with worry about the length of the healing process, the pain, and the possibility that we won’t recover fully and that our daily activities will be affected. You don’t need to be afraid. At RiteCare, we help you understand the process as we give your body what it needs to heal itself quickly and with minimum stress. Bone healing is a natural process. Your body is fully prepared to heal itself when it comes to fractures.  All you need to do is to give the bone optimal conditions to do so. These conditions require help of healthcare professionals, of course. If needed, doctors will order an X-ray. In some cases, an MRI or CT scan may also be required. After examining your scans, they may need to re-align and set the broken bone. Immobilization of the affected bone could require casts (most common), metal plates and screws, intramedullary nails or external fixators. Typically, the fractured bone area will be immobilized for 2-8 weeks. If a broken bone has been aligned appropriately and immobilized, the healing process can start. After the bone has healed, it is necessary to begin regaining muscle strength and flexibility in the affected area. Depending on which bone has been broken, your physical therapist’s goals are to help you: Reduce Pain and Swelling. Your physical therapist may apply diverse types of treatments and electrothermal modalities, like specialized massage, electrical stimulation, and cold...
How Physical Therapy Will Help with Your Chronic Pain [Quick Guide

How Physical Therapy Will Help with Your Chronic Pain [Quick Guide

Do you feel as if “everything hurts, everywhere” and your symptoms spread from one area to another? Do you feel fatigued and afraid to do your normal activities? Do you feel anxious and depressed? If you do, you may be suffering from chronic pain. Chronic pain is a condition that arises when the brain concludes there is a risk to a person’s health based on signals it receives from the body. This disorder can, and often does, occur autonomously of any actual body damage (due to injury or disease), and lasts beyond physiological tissue healing time. It is projected that 116 million Americans suffer from chronic pain each year. The causes of chronic pain vary broadly. While any condition may lead to chronic pain, there are a few medical conditions expected to cause chronic pain. These include: Trauma/injury Diabetes Fibromyalgia Limb amputation Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Some conditions, like cancer or arthritis, cause constant pain. With chronic pain, nevertheless, pain continues to be produced by the nervous system even after physical tissues have healed. Chronic pain touches the life of each person suffering from it in a different way. In some cases, chronic pain may lead to decreased activity levels, job loss, or financial complications, as well as anxiety, depression, and disability. Physical therapists work together with chronic pain patients to reduce their pain, and restore their level of activity to the highest conceivable levels. With treatment, the adverse effects of chronic pain can be diminished. How Can a Physical Therapist Help? Your physical therapist in Hialeah will evaluate your condition, teach you about chronic pain, as well as develop...
RiteCare Urgent Care Medical Center receives a 2018 WOMEN’S CHOICE AWARD® as one of America’s Best Urgent Care Centers

RiteCare Urgent Care Medical Center receives a 2018 WOMEN’S CHOICE AWARD® as one of America’s Best Urgent Care Centers

We are pleased to share the news that RiteCare Urgent Care Medical Center has been named one of America’s Best Urgent Care Centers by the Women’s Choice Award®, America’s trusted referral source for the best in healthcare. Women’s Choice Award® is presented to the best hospitals & doctors in the United States, i.e. those having both exceptional ratings, as well as providing the highest level of care and commitment to their patients’ health and well-being. This Award takes into account women’s preferences when selecting a healthcare facility, using very strict criteria. Now, women can feel even more confident in selecting RiteCare for themselves and their families. “The Women’s Choice Award reflects our continuing commitment to delivering an excellent  healthcare experience, and we are honored to be distinguished as as one of America’s Best Urgent Care Centers this year,” said Dr. Hossein Joukar, Medical Director & CEO of RiteCare Urgent Care Medical Center. “To have our Urgent Care Medical Center recognized by the Women’s Choice Award is an honor and reinforces our goal to ensure that our patients receive the highest level of care.” Our urgent care centers provide walk-in attention for medical issues without the long wait and expense of an emergency room visit. You can walk in to our RiteCare Urgent Care Clinic for problems such as sprains, minor cuts or burns, headache or earache, common cold, cough, sore throat, and even the flu. RiteCare Urgent Medical Center’s urgent care facilities are also home to primary care, flu shots, physical therapy, and immunization services for the Miami, Hialeah, Miami Springs and the South Florida region. We contribute to...

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