Today we take a moment to remember the events of September 11, 2001.
Wishing all of our health care colleagues, patients, family and friends a safe and healthy Labor Day.
Happy Patient Service Specialist Month! We are proud to honor our Patient Service Specialists throughout August. Thank you for all the incredible things you do!
These muscle spasms typically occur after excessive exercise in hot environments. They can be longer and more painful than regular cramps.
Prevention starts by remaining hydrated while exercising. Avoid alcohol, caffeine and limit vigorous activity outdoors on extremely hot days.
If experiencing pain that may be heat cramps, take these steps:
- Rest and cool down
- Drink clear juice or a sports drink with electrolytes
- Perform gentle stretching or massage to relieve pain
Call a doctor if cramps last longer than an hour.
Do not resume strenuous activities for several hours after the cramps have dissipated.
Knowing your limits will help keep summer fun and pain-free.
As summer activities pick up, so does the temperature. That's why it's essential to be aware of the signs and symptoms of a heat cramp.
Wear repellant outside to help avoid stings and bites.
Long pants and long-sleeved shirts can work as a great barrier from ticks and mosquito bites.
Avoid standing water in your yard, as mosquitos like to lay eggs there.
Check your skin and hair for ticks after you've been in the woods. Ticks can carry diseases like Lyme and Anaplasmosis, both of which can have deadly consequences if left untreated.
If you do encounter any insect and appear to have an allergic reaction, seek treatment. Symptoms can include hives, nausea, fever or trouble breathing.
Have a safe and insect-free summer!
Summer create the perfect conditions for insects and the diseases they can carry. To help you and your loved stay safe, check out these tips.
One in five Americans will develop skin cancer before age 70, and most skin cancers are caused by exposure to the sun.
Ultraviolet lights cause damage to the DNA in skin cells. This can occur from tanning devices as well, which have been known to produce UV radiation in amounts higher than the sun.
Get out there and enjoy the weather, but be sure to always wear sunscreen!
Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. Roughly 9,500 people are diagnosed every day according to the American Academy of Dermatology.
Today we celebrate the birth of American independence. Wishing you and your family a safe and happy Independence Day.
- Wear eye protection around lit fireworks
- Keep a bucket of water on hand in case of fire
- Dunk all used fireworks in water before discarding
- Use fireworks away from houses, people and flammable material
- Permit children to manage fireworks
- Light fireworks indoors or while holding them
- Point or throw a firework at another person
- Use illegal fireworks
Celebrate safely this summer!
A summer evening filled with fireworks can be festive and fun. Despite their awe-inspiring beauty, mishandling and misuse can cause a deadly bang. Follow these tips to keep everyone cheering this Fourth of July and beyond.
If you’re boating, always remember to wear a life vest and be cautious of swimming around the propeller.
If you’re at your local beach or even at a destination ocean, be wary of strong currents and know your limits when it comes to swimming.
You should only swim if another person is present, and children should always be supervised when they are in or near the water.
Have a safe summer and remember to wear your sunscreen!
With the summer sun blazing, some families like to head to the beach while others go to their local pool. Whatever your preference, keep these water safety tips in mind.
we celebrate the proclamation that formally ended the practice of slavery in the U.S. We reflect on the importance of the message delivered by General Gordon Granger on this day in 1865 and recognize the extraordinary sacrifices so many have made in the name of freedom and equality.
Not only is it Hand Therapy Week, but today is also the beginning of the Orange County Cup, the next stop for our friends at the PPA Tour (Professional Pickleball Association). Carol's story is perfect for both events. An avid pickleball player, she shares how hand therapy got her back on the court after an injury. Go, Carol!
Throughout the month, we’ll share weekly safety tips, videos from Select Medical’s leaders and other information that highlights how our culture of safety keeps our patients and employees safe, both physically and emotionally.
June is , an annual observance that serves as a reminder of how we keep ourselves and each other safe in the workplace, at home or any place we travel.
This we honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country and their families.
- Remember the three-foot rule: Always grill at least three feet away from houses and other structures.
- Keep a three-foot circumference around the grill to prevent children and pets from coming too close.
- Know how and where to dispose of cooking materials.
- Place coals in a metal can with a lid only when completely cooled.
- Never leave a lit grill or fire pit unattended.
Memorial Day weekend is prime grilling time. But before turning out those sizzling hot dogs and hamburgers, take these steps to prevent a grill fire.
For those with hearing and sp*ech loss, these smart devices are a smart way to truly connect. They can boost sound or cancel out background noise. They give visual alerts for doorbells and phone calls. They can caption sp*ech in real-time to see what’s being said or speak what’s been typed for user-friendly conversation.
It’s Better Hearing and Sp*ech Month. Better hearing and sp*ech… made possible by technology that not long ago might have seemed magical.
We’re hard-wired to connect with others. Smartphones and tablets make it a snap.
Diet and exercise are two important factors. Having high cholesterol puts you at a higher risk of stroke. So, it's important to maintain a balanced diet. Exercise is also important. Try and aim for at least 30 minutes day.
Smoking and drinking alcohol can negatively affect your body and enhance your chances of a stroke. Moderation is the key when it comes to alcohol. As for smoking, try to quit altogether. Smokers are twice as likely to have strokes than non-smokers.
Lastly, having a sleep schedule to that helps you to get eight hours is also important. A healthy sleep schedule can prevent sleep disorders which can contribute to your chances of having a stroke.
May is National Stroke Awareness month and a big part of awareness is prevention. While you cannot control all factors that contribute to a stroke, you can control certain lifestyle choices.