Monday, September 15, 2014
It might not be apparent, but many perils lurk around the workplace. Employees might crash into glass doors, slip on newly mopped floors, or trip down a flight of stairs, just to name a few disastrous instances. When these unfortunate circumstances occur, you, as the employer, have the responsibility of handling the situation—something often easier said than done. Primary Care Associates, an urgent care medical clinic in Anchorage that also provides occupational health services, offers the following advice to business owners.
Saturday, September 13, 2014
Millions of Americans travel abroad each year. However, not all of these trips are to spend spring break in Mexico or to sunbathe in the Bahamas. Many of these travelers globetrot to meet clients or to pursue business deals.
Thursday, September 11, 2014
CTS treatment starts with altering what you’ve been used to doing, and ensuring that you’re using the best posture, position, and practice at all times. Some of these tips include keeping wrists straight while sleeping or handling tools, taking frequent rest breaks from your activity, and doing stretching exercises regularly.
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
The feet carry a high level of stress as they support the entire weight of the body. That pressure is further amplified when a person runs and jumps. In some cases, the bones in the feet cannot support the stress and a fracture occurs. Common symptoms of a bone fracture include significant pain, swelling, bruising, and difficulty bearing weight. If you suspect that you or a fellow athlete may have sustained a foot injury, seek a professional opinion at an urgent care facility like Primary Care Associates. Most urgent care centers in South Anchorage have an in-house X-ray machine that will help to determine the presence of a fracture and its severity. This should be done immediately, as delaying treatment can cause deformities in the foot and prolonged pain.