Category: Safety

1611, 2019

Emergency room or a walk-in care facility? Which is right for you?

 

When accidents happen, they interrupt schedules and wreak havoc on finances.

In some cases, it may be more economical to visit an urgent care or walk-in clinic for treatment rather than an emergency room.

Where should you go?

The answer depends on the type of injury or symptoms that you are experiencing. Certain conditions do not give you the option of urgent care. In these circumstances, treatment may mean the difference between life and death or a higher quality of life.

Call 9-1-1 and go to the emergency room if you are experiencing symptoms related to life-threatening conditions, […]

311, 2019

Vaping: It’s a risky habit for your body and your bones

Once touted as a safer alternative to smoking, recent news reports have uncovered vaping as a cause of severe and life-threatening lung conditions.

We wondered if research existed describing vaping’s effects on the body…and not surprisingly, we found some.

According to a 2017 Science Daily article, the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists encouraged vapers to join smokers in the Great American Smoke Out. Two years ago, they realized vaping increases the risk of complications during and after surgery.

Why did it take so long for the research to reach […]

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