541 S. Oxford Valley Road, Fairless Hills, PA 19030 | Mon – Fri: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM | Sat – Sun: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Patient Care Now Urgent Care Blog

Patient Care Now Urgent Care Blog rss


When to See a Doctor for Nosebleeds

When to See a Doctor for Nosebleeds

by Shearly (SU)
To see or not to see a doctor. That is the question when you or your child has a nosebleed. The answer is … it depends. The sight of blood trickling from your nose may seem alarming, but it’s not in most cases, nor does it necessarily require medical attention. Most nosebleeds will either stop on their own or if you follow a few simple self-care steps. At the first sign of a nosebleed, all you need to do is:

Do You Need 8 Hours of Sleep?

Do You Need 8 Hours of Sleep?

by Shearly (SU)
Sleep is an essential part of your health and well-being. If you don’t get enough sleep you can feel irate, drained, impatient and unproductive. If you over-sleep, you can feel groggy, sluggish and, oddly enough, sleepy.

5 Tips for Healthy Joints

5 Tips for Healthy Joints

by Shearly (SU)
The joints of your body are the place where bones meet, creating the possibility of movement. Our hips, knees, shoulders, wrists, and fingers are examples of movable joints where healthy cartilage allows the bones to slide back and forth, creating smooth movement. Ligaments are the strong bands that hold the bones together. Injury and pain can occur if there is a problem with the bone, ligament, cartilage or fluid within the joint. Traumatic injury or constant stress on your joints can eventually lead to osteoarthritis and chronic pain. This is why it is critical that you protect your joints throughout your life. Here are 5 simple tips to maintain healthy joints.

What are DOT Physicals and Why Do You Need One?

What are DOT Physicals and Why Do You Need One?

by Shearly (SU)
A Department of Transportation (DOT) physical is a federally mandated physical exam conducted by a certified health care provider, to verify that a driver of a commercial motor vehicle is healthy and physically qualified to perform his or her duties. It essentially verifies that, as an operator of a commercial vehicle, you are “fit for duty.” The physical must be performed by a medical examiner listed in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) National Registry, and you will be provided with a medical examiner’s certificate or DOT Medical Card after you have successfully passed the exam. This card is then typically valid for 24 months.

Are You Concerned about Dry Drowning?

Are You Concerned about Dry Drowning?

by Shearly (SU)
Drowning is the third most common cause of accidental death in the United States, and children are particularly vulnerable. As would be expected, the rate of drownings increases in the summer months when more people are spending their leisure time near the water. However, parents should be vigilant all the time, because children left unattended near any water, including tubs and sinks, at any time of the year, are at risk of accidents. And it does not take a lot of water in the lungs to cause problems. While not an official medical term, “Dry Drowning” refers to a spasm that can occur in the airway as a result of aspirating a small amount of water. The spasm can cause the airway to close up, restricting the flow of oxygen and creating a medical emergency. This is a rare occurrence and parents should not be on edge, however, any drowning incident, even if the victim appears fine, should be followed by a visit to the emergency room for a careful assessment.

Tags

auto-immune disease child colds and flu concussion dehydration diet fever fire safety flu shot Flu Symptoms health health tips healthcare influenza injuries Joint Pain kids overuse rheumatoid arthritis safety strep stress tetanus tick bite trauma urgent care urgent care clinic • Concussion 8 hours of sleep abdominal exam achilles tendon tear allergic reaction Allergy Annual Physical Annual Physicals Antibiotics Asthma asthma attack athlete bee stings Bladder Infection Board-Certified Emergency Medicine Physicians bone fractures broken bone broken bones broken fingers Bronchitis Burns Causes Chickenpox Choosing Urgent Care clinic cold common cold concussion COPD dehydration Department of Transportation Physicals diabetes Diarrhea dislocations Dizziness doctor reviews doctors DOT Physicals Drowning dry drowning ear ache Earaches ecoli emergency Emergency Medicine emergency room Emphysema Epidemic ER excercise fall Falls fatigue fever Fle Season Flu flu season Flu Shot flu shots flu vaccines Food Allergies food poisoning fracture fractures Germs good nutrition good posture good sleep gout head and neck exam Head Injuries health healthy healthy diet healthy joint healthy workplace heart and lung exam heat exhaustion Hepatitis A Hepatitis B home safety household accidents hpv test illness Immune System immunization Immunizations Infections Infectious influenza injuries injury insect bites Insurance intestinal illness joint health joint pain joint stiffness kidney stone treatment Kidney Stones kidney stones symptoms knee injuries lightheaded Lung Cancer measles Meat Allergies medical medical advice medical history musculoskeletal system nausea nosebleeds nutrition nutritionist occupational medicine online doctor reviews online reviews Orthopedic orthopedic emergencies orthopedic emergency orthopedic injuries orthopedic services Orthopedic Urgent Care orthopedics osteoarthritis painful joints pap test Parents patient care now reviews pediatric Pediatric Injuries Pediatric Urgent Care pediatrician pediatrics physical pink eye Poisoning Polio Primary Care primary care doctor primary care physician Quick DOT Physicals respiratory infections Safer Sports salmonella salmonella infection scrapes and bruises shin splints sinus infection skin cancer skin care skin rashes sleep small cut Sore throat spider bites sports Sports Injuries Sports Injury Sports Medicine sprain sprained ankles Sprains sprains and strains strains strep throat stretch Suffocation summer colds Summer Heat summer skin summer skincare sunburn superbug swimmer's ear swollen eyes swollen tonsils Symptoms symptoms of strep throat throat pain Tick Bites Tick-borne diseases Types of Physicals urgent care urgent care center Urinary Tract Infection UTI vaccines vital signs waterborne dangers weight control weight loss Wellness Check winter illnesses winter injuries X-ray Yearly Physical