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Handy Health Tips by Jessica Sticht

Office Manager, Rancho Santa Margarita

When you are around sick people, the best thing to do is wash your hands.  Good old soap and water is the best way to keep germs at bay.
 
If you are coming in to the Urgent Care facility and are able to keep your children at home with another family member or friend, it is best to do so.  That will keep the little ones from catching what may be going around in the office.

We are seeing a lot of strep throat cases right now in the area.  If you feel a sore throat coming on you may want to come in and get it checked out.

As the kids start to play their sports remember to keep them hydrated.  Don’t forget that those sports drinks have a lot of sugar in them and it’s a good idea to cut them in half with water.

Is it a Sprain or a Strain?  Did you know that these are actually two different things?

  • A Sprain is a stretch or tear in a ligament (the bands of fibrous tissue that connect our bones at the joints).
  • A Strain is also a stretch or tear, this time affecting the muscle itself or a tendon (the tissue that connect the muscles to the bones).
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