Monthly Archives December 2014

Push for Mental Health Urgent Care Centers Grows

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Los Angeles country made national headlines over the summer for their decision to use a $1 million health care grant to construct an emergency mental health urgent care center in hope of keeping the mentally ill out of jail. The goal of the newly erected Martin Luther King, Jr. Medical center is treat and evaluate patients experiencing a mental health crisis while connecting them with long-term care. Additionally, the center was created to ease the burden on short-staffed mental health emergency departments.

While the concept of mental health urgent care centers is fairly new, the urgent care movement itself began nearly forty years ago during the social revolution of the 1970’s. Since that time, the popularity of urgent care facil

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The Important Message Our Body Sends That We Ignore

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“You have injuries that bother you when you’re not playing. When that horn blows, you don’t feel it.” said a professional athlete in regards to playing through pain during his basketball season. That may be a great plan for him but if we are being honest, our bodies experience pain as a way of signaling to us to say, “whah, Nelly, let’s take it easy!” And shouldn’t we listen? In the United States there are 30 million minors who participate in organized sports, and more than 3.5 million injuries each year, which usually means 3.5 million kids sit out for a season or a few games.

In fact, almost 33% of injuries that children suffer happen while playing sports. Kids from 5 to 14 years old account for about 40% of sports injuries at hospitals. As children get older, they present more and more seriou

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Three Common Causes of Lower Back Pain

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One of the most common medical problems plaguing the United States is back pain. It is the number one cause of missed work, and there are more than 26 million people affected by lower back pain in America each year. There are both surgical and nonsurgical treatment options, as well as other methods of dealing with and preventing back pain, but part of avoiding it and the side effects of lower back pain is to know what causes it.

1. Injury and Trauma
One of the most common causes of lower back pain is injury or trauma. This can oc

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