Archive for August, 2016

More and More Companies Getting Involved in Industrial Medicine

Family medicine

Industrial medicine, also called occupational medicine, has taken on more prominence over the past couple of decades as American workers have gotten less healthy and health insurance costs have continued to rise. Industrial medicine is the practice of trying to keep workers healthy and free of illnesses and injuries that can hamper productivity. There are a number of ways in which companies have embraced this concept.

One way companies have always practiced industrial medicine is in pre-employment physicals and drug testing. For many jobs, such as airline pilot and truck driver, physical exams are government requirements. Other professions have added such exams, especially drug testing, over the years. Physical exams and drug tests also may be required after there is an injury in the workplace.

One of

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Where Does Your Family Go for the Healthcare That They Need?

Emergency room

Abdominal pain causes can be some of the most common or the most complicated. The fact that abdominal pain causes can range from the simplest reaction to an upset stomach to the more serious pain of tumors, appendicitis, and other concerning conditions means that they literally can keep patients up at night.
The fact that these abdominal pain causes can affect both young and old alike means that many families spend sleepless nights worrying and wondering if they need to go in for a medical examination. In an infant or small child, for example, this pain and the resulting vomiting and diarrhea can turn to a life threatening situation within hours. Instead of waiting for an office appointment with the family physician or pediatrician, many families choose to instead make a quick trip to an urgent care health

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