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Tips for Preventing Illness This Cold Season

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The new year is often met with resolutions and illnesses. There tends to be a spike in illness, likely caused by the fact that many people are traveling and visiting with numerous family members over the holiday season. Children are returning to school, further spreading these germs. Germ sanitization and extra precautions during this commonly ill time are more important than ever. As you return to your busy work and school schedules, keep these health factors in mind to prevent illness spreading throughout your house.

Wash your hands often Washing your hands is one of the most effective ways in preventing the spread of illness. You come into contact with many germ infested surfaces every single day. When you touch additional surfaces, or worse, your face and mouth, you are spreading those germs.

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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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