Get More of What Your Body Needs

0 December 16, 2016

We all know that we should be healthy, but do we know what our body needs to be healthy? Today we are getting specific and sharing what YOUR body needs to be strong, healthy, and feeling good. 1. Diet First let’s talk about how important it is to maintain a good diet. Your body needs a balanced diet to get the right amount of nutrients everyday. Good quality food and a combination of carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins and minerals. Without these 5 things your body wouldn’t survive. 2. Exercise Regular exercise works hand in hand with nutrition to keep your body strong and healthy. Not only does physical activity help you maintain a healthy weight, it aids in maintaining bone mass, lowers blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels, reduces stress and improves your quality of sleep. 3. Water The amount of water your body needs to stay healthy depends on how active you are and what type of climate you live in. Your body requires water to regulate its temperature, lubricate and cushion your joints, produce urine, perspiration and bowel movements and protect your spinal cord. Stay hydrated by keeping a filled water bottle with you at all times. 4. Sleep Lack of sleep can lead to an increased risk of diabetes, heart disease and psychiatric conditions, as well as a greater likelihood for motor vehicle

0 December 9, 2016

For the second year in a row, MedHealth Urgent Care has teamed up with Toys for Tots this holiday season to raise gifts for children, and we need your help. This year MedHealth Urgent Care wants to make their toy donation bigger than ever. Starting now until December 23rd, you will be able to donate un-wraped gifts to MedHealth Urgent Care, 2908 McGehee Road in Montgomery, Alabama. Donate and drop off your un-wraped gifts to one of the white bins labeled “Toys for Tots” and help us raise Christmas for children in need this holiday season. Toys for Tots is a program run by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve which distributes toys to children whose parents cannot afford to buy them gifts for Christmas. The Program was founded in 1947 by Major Bill Hendricks.   The program is sponsored by many sponsors including, Disney, Toys-R-Us, Babies-R-Us, Ha

0 December 2, 2016

Today Medhealth Urgent Care is talking all about how to build strong bones. Do you feed your child a calcium rich diet, but yet you still seem to be rushing them to the urgent care for an X-ray after an accident at school? We’ve got some great tips on how to build strong bones. Some people take a calcium supplement, but is taking a supplement really the answer to having strong bones? There are a number of natural remedies that will help build strong bone density. Let’s first talk about how important diet is and how eating specific foods can help grow strong bones. Obviously we all know that milk is rich in calcium and have been taught this since grade school, but if your child is not a fan of milk, or is lactose intolerant than this list of calcium rich foods might be helpful, Calcium rich foods: Collard greens, kale, broccoli, garlic, arugula, swiss chard, sun dried tomatoes, spinach, watercress, curly kale, okra, red kidney beans, chickpeas, green beans, raw apricots, figs, currants, orange, salmon, fish, almonds, brazil nuts, hazelnuts, sesame seeds, walnuts, raw cacao, hemp seed, goji berry, aloe vera, coconut, and so many more. By consuming calcium naturally, in the foods that we eat, our bodies will consume more calcium rather than just taking a daily calcium supplement. If you ca

0 November 25, 2016

The new year is almost here, have you reached your goals that you set last year? In fact, 80% of New Year’s Resolutions Fail. If this is you, don’t stress. MedHealth Urgent Care has 10 Health and Fitness Tips to kick off your new year. 1.Get Strong, Not Skinny- frailty is what kills us Did you know that our bodies can’t recover quickly and properly if we’re not strong? This doesn’t mean that you have to become a body-builder, but it does mean that you should be maintaining a balanced workout that includes strength, cardio and flexibility training. Keep everything balanced. 2. Cut Out the White Stuff Most foods that are white include, bread, rice, pasta, sugar and flour. These foods are made up of carbs and empty calories, so ditch the white stuff! By cutting out “the white stuff”, it is one of the quickest ways to start shedding pounds and improve your well-being. 3.Bring On the Broccoli According to Dr. Oz, “Broccoli is the best produce option because it cleanses the liver and helps to fight cancer.” Broccoli is filled with nutrients and can help retain the most cancer-fighting compounds. 4.Get Your Daily Dose of Vitamin D

0 November 18, 2016

It’s the time of year again, Flu season. With all of the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, make sure that you don’t forget to get your flu shot at MedHealth Urgent Care in Montgomery, AL. Why is it important to get a flu shot?

  • It can keep you from getting sick with the flu
  • Reduce the risk of flu-associated hospitalization
  • Helps your immune system to produce antibodies
  • The best way to fight against getting the flu

Did you know that according to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, the flu affects between 5-20% of the U.S. population each year. Anyone 6 months of age or older should be getting a flu shot, especially high-risk individuals that include:

  • Pregnant women
  • Children between 6 months and 5 years old
  • Peo

0 November 11, 2016

Do you suffer from chronic headaches or migraines? MedHealth Urgent can help! We are the best urgent care in Montgomery, AL and can help you with your head-pounding problems. We are located off McGhee Road and are open 7 days a week. Our urgent care facility is new and offers an inviting, warm space to make for a happy, less-stressful doctor’s visit. Our facility has been designed around a warm, friendly, inviting atmosphere that will keep you feeling comfortable and at home. We have the best staff who are committed to helping you, which makes us the best urgent care in Montgomery, AL. Are these your symptoms?

  • Pounding headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Light sensitivity

If you suffer from these, it might be time to schedule an appointment with Med Health Urgent Care.

0 November 4, 2016

MedHealth Urgent Care, a local health care in Montgomery, AL, is spreading awareness about Alzheimer’s Disease for the month of November by wearing purple and educating their patients. National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month was designated for the month of November in the year 1983, by President Ronald Reagan. During this time, less than 2-million Americans had Alzheimer’s Disease. Today, there are nearly 5.4-million Americans diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease. In fact, approximately 37,566 Americans will develop Alzheimer’s this month. What is Alzheimer’s Disease? Alzheimer’s is a form of dementia among older people. It is a brain disorder that severely affects a person’s ability to carry out daily routine activities. It begins slowly and first obstructs parts of the brain that control thought, memory and language.   Symptoms of having trouble remembering things that recently happened, names of people and overtime symptoms can get worse causing them to not recognize family members. They can even have trouble speaking, reading or writing. Some forget how to do simple daily tasks like

0 October 28, 2016

Sleep. We all love it, we all hate it. Why is healthy sleep good for you? Healthy Sleep is crucial for your health. In fact, sleep helps repair your heart and blood vessels. Without getting a healthy amount of sleep, it leads to major health problems like, heart disease, kidney disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, stroke and so much more. On average, adults should receive between seven and nine hours of sleep each night. If you are receiving this much sleep per night, then it’s a good sign that your body is on track and leading a healthy life.

  • Here’s a healthy sleep checklist,
  • You fall asleep within 15-20 minutes of lying down to sleep.
  • You regularly sleep a total of seven to nine hours in a 24-hour period.
  • While in your bed, your sleep is continuous—you don’t have long periods of lying awake when you wish to be sleeping.
  • You wake up feeling refreshed, as if you’ve “filled the tank.”
  • You feel alert and are able to be fully productive throughout the waking hours
  • Your partner or family members do not notice any disturbing or out of the ordinary behavior from you while you sleep (no snoring, irregular breathing, restlessness, etc.)

Rule of thumb, eat crappy, sleep crappy. Ever wondered what unhealthy, lack of sleep leads to? Does not getting enough sleep really affect your body? Yes, it affect

0 October 21, 2016

Did you know that it’s National Breast Cancer Awareness month? MedHealth Urgent Care is joining forces to fight for the cause. National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, was organized by major breast cancer charities in 1985 and is held the month of October each year. This month long campaign was organized to help raise awareness, get people educated, promote mammography, raise funding, and give support for those who are, or have been affected by breast cancer. What is Breast Cancer? Breast cancer is a tissue found in the breast and other parts of the body. Breast cancer occurs when the process of a cell goes wrong and new cells form when the body doesn’t need them, or when old damaged cells do not die as they should. When this happens, a build up of cells often forms a mass of tissue (a lump, growth, or tumor) and these cells can spread by breaking away from the tumor, entering into blood or lymph vessels, and then branch into tissues throughout the body. Breast cancer is the second most common form of cancer found in women. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point. Not only is it the most preventable form of cancer, but it is also the second leading cause of death among women. Since breast cancer is preventable through early detection, why are we not spreadi

0 October 14, 2016

Hey Montgomery, AL Health Care, are you currently taking a daily multivitamin? A multivitamin can be anything from Flintstones vitamins for your children, flavorful gummy bear vitamins, to a Women’s One a Day vitamin. Whatever multivitamin it might be, if you’re not taking one, now is the time to start!

In order for you, a human, to complete all of your normal daily tasks, like running the kids to school, going to work, doing the laundry, grocery shopping, etc., you must be given a wide and complex variety of important nutrients- A multivitamin, hint hint! When not taking a multivitamin, your body becomes deficient in vitamins and minerals that it needs. This can cause a breakdown on your metabolic pathway. This is not good and not what you, or your body wants. Your metabolic pathway is a process that happens in your body that converts sugars and other substances into different, more efficient forms of energy that helps your body to keep going and performing the best throughout the day. which leads to a decrease in your body’s performance. By taking a multivitamin that is rich in minerals and nutrients, it may help to ensure the presence of those essential nutrients necessary for your body to work at its best performance. It is also very important to remember that when taking a multivitamin you must be achieving a healthy lifestyle. That m