Monthly Archives December 2013

What to do? Emergency Tips / Depression

Got the blues this season? You’re not alone. Whether you celebrate the holidays or not, depression and anxiety are common this time of year. As it gets colder and there is less sunlight, it’s important to take steps to maintain a healthy mind and body. Make sure you continue an exercise program, eat a balanced diet and incorporate stress relieving activities into your week. Try something new like volunteering or visiting old friends. You might just find some cheer while bringing joy to someone else. Please remember that depression and anxiety are serious conditions. If you or someone you know is struggling with
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What To Do? Emergency Tips / Frostnip

Don’t let Jack Frost get the best of you this winter. Make sure to keep bundled up, especially if you are on certain medications(beta-blockers), are a smoker, or have chronic medical conditions that decrease circulation (such as diabetes or Raynaud’s disease). Frostnip can start at 0 °C (32 °F) and progress to worsening frostbite where there is serious damage. Prevention is key! What to do if you think you have frostnip (mild frostbite)? -Get out of the cold -Remove wet clothing -DO NOT massage or rub the area as this can cause further injury -Use warm water 40-42°C (104-108F) to rewarm the area, not direct dry
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Metro Care Wishes You All the Best This Season!

  The holiday season is a perfect time to give thanks for our health and the health of our loved ones, both physical and mental. Metro Care’s presence in your community is to provide you and your family with both peace of mind and body, resting assured that the health of you and your loved ones is our motivation. From all of us at Metro Care, we thank you for trusting us as your #1 local urgent healthcare provider, and we look forward to making 2014 your healthiest year yet. -MIPC Team  
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Did You Know?

Hug to Heal Be generous with hugs this season! Hugging has shown to be an effective and costless way to promote healing in ourselves and our loved ones.  The recommended dosage of hugs per day is four. Hugging has been said to promote healing in the following ways: Hugs boosts oxytocin levels, healing feelings of loneliness, isolation and anger Hugs boosts serotonin levels, elevating our moods with happy feelings leading to positive thinking Hugs release muscle tension and stress, promoting relaxation and allowing our bodies to heal quicker
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The Myth of Healthy Obesity by Dr. James Yang

By Preventative Medicine and Wellness Expert, James Yang, MD, MPH A new, just published study in the Annals of Internal Medicine provides the best evidence yet to answer the question, “Can you be overweight or obese and still be healthy?” Previous studies had suggested that overweight and obese people could still avoid the harm of their condition as long as they exercised and stayed “metabolically fit.”  However, recent studies, including this large study, argue persuasively that the bulk of the evidence clearly shows that overweight or obese people are at an increased risk of heart disease despite being metabolically normal. Dr. Caroline Kramer, MD
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