As parents, watching your children excel in sports is a proud moment. However, the thrill of the game often comes with a downside—sports injuries. According to Johns Hopkins, “Almost one-third of all injuries incurred in childhood are sports-related injuries.” With statistics like these, it’s crucial for parents to be well-informed about how to prevent these
In Alaska’s vast and beautiful landscapes, outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, biking, and other physical sports are popular pastimes for locals and tourists alike. However, amidst the excitement and adventure, it’s often easy to overlook and under prepare for a silent yet potentially dangerous condition: dehydration. Understanding the signs of dehydration, knowing how to
Alaska’s diverse ecosystem, ranging from dense forests to beautiful coastal areas, provides a unique backdrop to life. However, with such diversity comes a variety of allergens that can disrupt your comfort and overall well-being. Understanding these allergens and knowing how to manage allergies is vital to keep you enjoying Alaska’s beauty all year round.
Traveling is an exciting endeavor, whether it’s for work or pleasure. It offers unique opportunities to explore new cultures, cuisines, and landscapes. However, alongside the anticipation of a grand adventure, the responsibility lies in ensuring your health and safety. At First Care Medical Center, we aim to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of travel
Annual physicals are often dismissed as unnecessary and a waste of time. However, these regular check-ups are essential for maintaining good health and preventing serious illnesses. In this blog post, we’ll explore why annual physicals are so important and what you can expect during your visit.
As an urgent care facility, we understand the importance of receiving prompt medical attention for non-life-threatening emergencies. That’s why we are here to provide you with the necessary care when you need it the most. Here are the benefits of utilizing your local urgent care for non-life-threatening emergencies.
As the long and dark winter season ends, it’s time to start preparing yourself for the upcoming spring season. In Alaska, this means not only refreshing your wardrobe or revising your skincare routine but also taking care of your mental and physical health in order to make a smooth transition. Here are some tips on
Do you experience the winter blues? If so, you may suffer from seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Rather than letting this seasonal depression control your life, we are sharing with you how to prevent and manage seasonal affective disorder.
From grocery shopping for Thanksgiving to waking up the morning after the New Year’s Eve celebration, the holiday season can be both joyous and overwhelming. For over a month, many people are deep in holiday planning, attending gatherings, spending time with loved ones, and likely spending copious amounts of money. Through this time, many people
The holiday season is upon us! While this season brings joy and happiness, it is also a hotspot for easily preventable injuries. Take a look at these common holiday injuries and how you can keep yourself and your family safe this holiday season.