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Drug Testing at the Soccer World Cup – Russia to take no part it in

Drug Testing at the Soccer World Cup – Russia to take no part it in

If you’re a big sports fan, then you probably already heard about the drug testing controversy regarding Russia and the Olympics. This has now spilled over into the world of soccer, with officials recently announcing that Russia will not be allowed to play any part in the drug testing of soccer players for this summer’s soccer world cup.   The games, ironically being held in Russia, will see the world’s best 32 national soccer teams compete to become world soccer champions. The games will be hosted in 11 Russian cities, including Moscow, St. Petersburg, and Kaliningrad. However, despite all games taking place on Russian soil, FIFA officials have declared – in no uncertain terms – that Russia will be be involved in the anti-doping procedures.   Michael D’Hooghe from FIFA was quoted by the Times as saying: “My basic condition to lead the anti-doping policy in Russia is that everything would be done from the very beginning to the last point by FIFA without Russian intervention…That means the chaperones, who take the players from the field, will be designated by FIFA and will not be Russian.” What drugs do they test for in professional sports? Using performance enhancing chemicals is nothing new and is said to have been done even as far back as the olympics in ancient Greece. However, the practice is of course unfair, which is why drug testing exists. But what type of drugs are actually tested for?   In short, the tests aim to find any drugs which have been banned by the appropriate sporting authorities. These include:   Anabolic steroids Androstenedione Human Growth Hormone...
Miami Dade tops the list of most car accidents in 2017

Miami Dade tops the list of most car accidents in 2017

The Florida Department of Motor Vehicles has released data showing that Miami Dade had a total of 63,157 car accidents 2017. This puts Miami Dade well ahead of all other counties, with Broward County far behind in second place with 40,324. Florida as a whole saw 387,900 accidents with 246,285 resulting in injuries (Source: https://patch.com/florida/miamibeach/florida-counties-top-most-car-accidents-2017). What is causing the high number of auto accidents? There are many contributing factors to these high figures. Some factors we would expect, such as drink driving, bad weather, inexperienced drivers, as well as drivers over the age of 65 (drivers over the age of 65 were twice as likely to have been involved in an accident).   However, there were also many lesser known contributing factors. According to the data, the month with the most accidents was March (with 37,395 accidents), while Fridays are the day of the week when you are most likely to be involved in an accident. It seems that rush hour is also a factor, with a higher percentage of collisions happening between 4:00pm to 5:00pm.   On a macro level, another contributing factor is the growing population of Florida and of South Florida in particular. The increase in population leads to an increase in cars on the road, which subsequently increases the chance of accidents. What should I do if I have been involved in a car accident? If you or anyone involved in the accident has sustained life-threatening injuries, then you should call 911. However, if your injuries are not life-threatening, then another option is to visit an accident clinic specializing in the treatment of auto injuries,...
Uber Self-Driving Car Involved in Fatal Crash

Uber Self-Driving Car Involved in Fatal Crash

Last month (in March) a self-driving Uber car was involved in a fatal crash, resulting in the death of 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg. Despite having a human safety driver onboard, both the car and the driver failed to see the pedestrian, who was attempting to cross the road. Unfortunately, as we know, pedestrian auto injuries are common, however this particular accident is significant. This is because it involved a self-driving Uber car. Self-driving technology is predicted to be safer than human-driven cars, because machines are less likely to make ‘human errors’. But this fatality raises questions about self-driving technology. Are human-drivers safer than self-driving technology? Internal video footage showed that even the safety driver was unable to prevent the accident. Plus, it appears that the pedestrian was crossing in the dark where there was no crosswalk. This suggests that it would have been difficult for even the best of drivers to have spotted the pedestrian and to have stopped in time. In general, self-driving cars have driven for thousands of hours with almost no accidents. As a result, they are considered to be safer than human-drivers. And certainly, it looks like the future is heading in that direction, even if this particular fatality raises questions around the technology. If I am involved in an Uber accident, which insurance pays for medical care? If you are involved in an Uber accident, it can be a very stressful situation. First, you or others in the car may be injured. Second, you may be wondering who is going to pay for medical treatment, not to mention repairing the cars etc. As soon as...
Did you know that RiteCare Medical Center is a leading provider of Physical Therapy in Hialeah?

Did you know that RiteCare Medical Center is a leading provider of Physical Therapy in Hialeah?

Physical therapy has multiple benefits. It helps people get on their feet sooner during the recovery period following an injury, as well as enables them to move around freely without any pain, and perform everyday activities like walking, bending or even standing up from the couch without any discomfort. Apart from that, physical therapy is also often recommended by physicians before resorting to surgery, which can be costly and invasive. For example, it has been proven that for some health issues, such as degenerative disk disease or rotator cuff tear. At the same time PT is as effective as a surgery.  It is also beneficial to try physical therapy for any long-term health issues e.g. arthritis. If you are looking for help in restoring your mobility and pain-free movements. You should definitely read our today’s article. You can find out why RiteCare Medical Center will be your best choice for physical therapy in Hialeah. Physical Therapy in Hialeah – What Conditions can it treat? We are aware how important it is for our patients to be able to do their daily routines without any pain. We also realize that the range of health conditions is vast and there are many different physical therapy plans to be considered. With that in mind, our physical therapists in Hialeah can treat the following conditions:     Treat Adults, Pediatric and Geriatric     Sports Injuries     Spinal Cord Injuries     Stroke     Arthritis     Neck Pain     Back Pain     Neurological Disorders     Workers’ Compensation  Auto Accidents We provide specialized programs designed just for you! If you choose our Medical Center in Hialeah for your physical therapy in Hialeah, we will provide you with...

Sale of RiteCare Medical Centers

 Dr. Hossein Joukar is pleased to announce the sale of the RiteCare Medical Centers located in Palmetto Bay and Brickell to MD Now Medical Centers, Inc. and the opening of two new MD Now Urgent Care Centers located at: 14201 S. Dixie Highway, Miami, Florida 33176 1250 S. Miami Avenue, Miami, Florida 33130 Dr. Hossein Joukar operated the RiteCare Medical Center facilities at 14201 S. Dixie Highway, Miami, Florida 33176 and 1250 S. Miami Avenue, Miami, Florida 33130 until July 21, 2017. As of July 22, 2017, these two locations are available to serve patients as MD Now Urgent Care Centers. Dr. Hossein Joukar and RiteCare Medical Center, LLC will continue to be available to provide medical services, and your medical records will be maintained, at his office located at: RiteCare Medical Center 915 West 49th Street, Hialeah, FL 33012 With the addition of these two locations, MD Now has 30 open locations within the tri-county area of South Florida with additional centers under development. MD Now’s clinics are open 8am – 8pm, 365 days a year and offer easy access to quality, affordable care you can trust. Additional information can be found...

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