Summer is a time for fun, relaxation, vacations and being outdoors. However, it is important to keep safety and common sense in mind to help make summer activities fun and enjoyable. Dr. Scott Wilson an Urgent Care physician at SIMED’s First Care provides summer safety tips to help you enjoy the summer season while staying safe and healthy.
June is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder awareness month. According to the National Center for PTSD, about 7 or 8 out of every 100 people will experience Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD at some point in their lives.
Arthritis is a disease that impacts more than 50 million Americans, making it the number one cause of disability in the country. That means 1 in every 5 adults, 300,000 children and countless families are affected by arthritis. – Arthritis Foundation, 2016
Remember getting checked for scoliosis in elementary school? Did you ever realize how important it was getting that exam? June is scoliosis awareness month and we asked Dr. Shelly Roque a SIMED Primary Care Family medicine and sports medicine physician questions that were never answered in elementary school. For example:
What is scoliosis?
By the age of 85, women outnumber men in the U.S. 2.2 to 1; this rises to 3 to 1 if they reach their 90s according to the CDC. Dr. Eric Svestka a SIMED Primary Care physician gives us some valuable advice on how men can take some steps to make healthier lifestyle choices.