myDoc Urgent Care wishes everyone a very happy and healthy 2019 Holiday Season! As an urgent and primary care facility that serves the Philly neighborhoods, we are promoting two important healthy habits so that you can experience this wonderful holiday season.
In the past decade, there have been significant changes in the discourse of public health regarding sexual health. Recently, there has been a significant leap in the recognition of sexual health as a central component of overall health.
Do you know, December 1-7 are National Influenza Vaccination Week and Hand-washing Awareness Week?
If you have not gotten your flu shot, please ensure to get this done ASAP. Insurance will pay for it so there is no out of packet costs to you. myDoc accepts most PPO Insurance, Keystone East HMO and Medicare for flu vaccination purpose, 7 days a week.
Why is it so importance to receive influenza vaccination? According to CDC:
- Flu vaccine has been shown to reduce flu illnesses, hospitalization, and even death in children.
- During the 2016–2017 season, vaccination prevented an estimated 5.3 million illnesses, 2.6 million medical visits, and 85,000 influenza-associated hospitalizations.
- Flu vaccination also is an important preventive tool for people with chronic health conditions.
- Vaccinating pregnant women helps protect them from flu illness and hospitalization, and also has been shown to help protect the baby from flu infection for several months after birth, before the baby can be vaccinated.
There really isn’t any excuse not to get a flu shot this year, get it done TODAY!
Clean hands prevent sickness. Did you know:
1. Hand-washing equals happiness: according to CDC, hand-washing can prevent 1 in 3 diarrhea-related illnesses and 1 in 5 infections, including the flu.
2. The dirty secret of public restrooms: The CDC also reports that only 31 percent of men and 65 percent of women washed their hands after using a public restroom.
3. Hand-wash your way to health: Using antibiotics creates antibiotic resistance. Hand-washing prevents many sicknesses, so people need less antibiotics. Therefore, less antibiotic resistance.
4. Sneezes are mini hurricanes: A typical human sneeze exits the body at about 200 miles per hour and emits around 40,000 droplets into the air.