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Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease

As kids have returned to school, and infants or toddlers have returned to daycare, we have had many parents become concerned about Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease. Many children in Michigan have developed this contagious disease, and we want to ensure you know what you should about Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease.

What is Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease?

Also known as HFMD, Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease is most common among children or toddlers ranging from infant to five years old, although children off all ages can develop HFMD. Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease is contagious, usually infecting most children between spring and fall.

HFMD Symptoms

Early symptoms of HFMD include fever, sore throat, or hand-sanitizerreduction in appetite. You may notice your child seems to be feeling unwell. Within 24-48 hours, the mouth may develop painful sores, a flat red skin rash may appear on the soles of the feet and palms of the hands. Sometimes a blistered rash will appear on the buttocks, knees or elbow, this rash shouldn’t itch.

There is no prevention or treatment for HFMD. Most who have been infected will get better without medical treatment in 7-10 days. Majority of cases are not severe, but there have been reports of complications leading to other problems such as Menegitis. Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease is very contagious.

How is Hand, Foor, and Mouth Disease spread?

  • kissing, hugging, sharing utensils or cups
  • contact with blister fluid
  • touching surfaces or objects with the virus on them
  • sneezing or coughing
  • contact with feces

HFMD is most contagious during the first week that someone is infected. Some people, including adults who are infected may not show symptoms but can still spread the disease.

There is no specific treatment for HFMD or a vaccine to prevent it. You can help prevent the spread of this disease by disinfecting surfaces, frequently washing hands, avoid kissing or hugging those who may be infected, and avoid touching mouth, nose, or eyes without washing your hands before.

If you have any questions about Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease please contact our medical professionals at Millennium Medical Group. We will be happy to discuss your concerns!



Is Your Child Ready for Next Season?

More often than not, school sports begin in the midst of summer. From weight training or conditioning, to scrimmages or mock meets. Regardless of what sport your child is participating in at school, having a current physical on file is required before they can participate in any event or practice with the team.

Many schools will have a school sport physical day where student athletes can come to the school and get their physical done by a physician. Because this one day event is for all student athletes, you may get stuck waiting all day, or the day may just not work with your summer schedule.

Millennium Medical Group offers sports physicals for students who plan on playing sports in the 2014-2015 school year. Visit your school office to pick up their required form, schedule and appointment at our Livonia or Westland office, and we will fill out the form during your physical, return the completed for to your school office to ensure that you are ready to play on opening day!

Because sports physicals are very common this time of the year, schedule your appointment today to miss the rush!


Westland Medical Clinic Is Participating In National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is the annual national campaign to increase the awareness of breast cancer. Also called NBCAM, October is the month were women, men, public service organizations, professional medical associations and government agencies work together to promote breast cancer awareness all over Michigan and the Nation.single-ribbon-pink-1121367-m

Early detection is imperative, 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. Individuals who detect this disease early in the localized stage, the 5-year survival rate is 98%. Said by the ‘National Cancer Institute’. Westland Medical offices are actively participating in your early detection and mammography testing for your breast health.

breast cancer awarenessOur Westland Michigan Medical clinic offers mammography exam also called a mammogram. This is a low-cost screening location. Call our office close to you, to schedule your mammogram and take these preventative early detection breast cancer awareness steps. One of the best ways to detect breast cancer early is to plan and practice these steps;

1. Self-breast exam

2. Schedule a Westland clinic breast exam or mammogram

Breast cancer affects millions of women, families and even men, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month raises awareness and is a type of health advocacy to give knowledge and services to individuals and families. Millennium Medical Group in Westland Michigan provides and encourages health care to families, communities and the public. Let us inform and help you this October and any time to early detect, diagnose and find treatment for breast cancer.


Do You Have Insurance Yet? With The ACA It’s Almost Time…

We have many patients asking about the Affordable Care Act, or ACA, also calledobama care side effects “Obamacare”. The date is approaching in which all American citizens will be required to have health insurance. We hope that your employers have already delivered their notices telling you whether they will be offering Healthcare Coverage or not. This notice must be handed to you or first class mailed to all employees by October 1st, 2013. If you haven’t heard anything from your employer yet, it won’t hurt to ask. We want all our patients and citizens of Westland and Livonia Michigan being aware of their options.

If your employer is not offering healthcare coverage, you can find healthcare in the government approved healthcare marketplace. All individuals must be covered with healthcare insurance by March 31st, 2014, if you don not have it, you must buy it. (Open enrollment starts October 1st, 2013.) If a citizen of Westland or Livonia or any other city in Michigan does not obtain health care coverage by then, they will face a fine.

We know there are many more facts out there about this new Affordable Healthcare Act, information on if your employer is offering it, to spousal insurance, mandates, subsidies and more. At Millenium Medical Group West; the Westland Clinic center can help guide you through what you need to do to get healthcare coverage for you and your family before the time is up. Call our offices today or go to WWW.DOL.GOV/EBSA/HEALTHREFORM to find more detailed information from the government pertaining to the Affordable Care Act.

Sports Physicals Are A Must For Student Athletes!

Although the school year has just recently came to an end, student athletes are already preparing for next years sports. Many schools will conduct athletic conditioning, scrimmages, or even tryouts during the summer months ensuring their teams are 877665_sport_balls_1prepared for the first game after school begins.

Regardless of which school district, or even sport a student participates in it is required for all students to receive a school sports physical. Each year student athletes must obtain a physical before they are allowed to practice with the team. Schools use sports physicals as a tool to ensure medical history is on file, as well as ensure the student does not have any health limitations that may prevent them from participating in the sport.

Millennium Medical Group does provide sports physicals forms to patients, but it is extremely important to check with your school’s main office to ensure they do not have a specific form they require you to complete. Each school district has a different deadline in which they require athletes to complete their school sports physical. If you do not have it on that date you will not be able to participate until you complete the sports physical.

Obtaining a sports physical is a very quick and easy process. With the athletic screening taking only about ten minutes. Because there are many student athletes in the Metro Detroit area, sports physicals are in high demand as conditioning is getting ready to begin. Schedule your child’s school sports physical now, will ensure they have it in time!