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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...
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...
10 Reasons Why Physical Therapy is Good for You

10 Reasons Why Physical Therapy is Good for You

Whenever you are unable to do things you used to do due to pain, stiffness of joints or loss of feeling, your doctor will probably advise you to undergo some kind of physical therapy. Regardless of the cause of your struggle, you can be certain that your quality of life can be greatly improved through physical therapy. However, what you may not know is that physical therapy has other beneficial effects for you, too. We have compiled 10 reasons why physical therapy is good for you. Feel free to share them with your loved ones! We all deserve a healthy body and a pain-free life! 1. Physical therapy reduces pain Physical therapy techniques or treatments can help alleviate pain and repair muscle and joint functioning, and, in turn, reduce even chronic pain. 2. Physical therapy improves your mobility Chronic pain may influence your mobility, making it impossible to stand, walk or move at times. An experienced therapist will assess your condition and find the best way to get your joints and muscles working in harmony. An individual care program prepared at our Medical Center Hialeah can be tailored to fit your activity plan to ensure the best performance and comfort. 3. Physical therapy helps you manage age-related issues Specific conditions come with age. Fortunately, most of them can be helped or even prevented by incorporating physical therapy into your life. As you grow older, you may develop arthritis or osteoporosis or need a joint replacement. Physical therapy is the best prevention and healing tool when it comes to dealing with arthritic or osteoporotic conditions. It can also be very...
5 Services you didn’t know were offered at RiteCare Medical Center in Hialeah

5 Services you didn’t know were offered at RiteCare Medical Center in Hialeah

When you hear the name “RiteCare Medical Center” you may be able to guess a couple of the services which are offered here. Yes, the center is a Hialeah urgent care center, and yes, the center also provides primary care in Hialeah. However, there are several other very useful services which are provided, which perhaps you do not know about. Here are 5 of them: 1. Physical examinations There are many types of physical examinations and all of them are provided here onsite at RiteCare Medical Center in Hialeah. Patients can come to RiteCare for immigration physicals, pre-employment physicals, DOT physicals, as well as many other physical examinations. 2. Drug testing RiteCare provides drug testing for regular patients, as well as employment alcohol and drug testing in Hialeah. There are a variety of drug panels to choose from, plus a range of testing methodology. Testing can be done via urine, blood, and hair collection, among other ways. 3. Treatment of Auto Injuries As you may know, Florida has a “no fault” auto insurance system, whereby each auto accident victim receives up to $10,000 in medical expenses. This may seem like a lot, but it can quickly disappear with expensive hospital fees. Of course, if your injury is life-threatening, you should proceed immediately to the nearest Emergency Room or call 911. However, if your injury is NOT life-threatening, then it may benefit you to go to RiteCare’s Auto Injury Clinic in Hialeah. Treatment is of a high-standard, while still being affordable, meaning that your PIP money ($10,000) goes further. 4. Occupational Therapy As the name suggests, occupational therapy is usually...

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