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3 Ways To Stay Healthy on Vacation

The best part of spring and summer is the vacation. It is possible to keep up your normal healthy routine while on vacation with these 3 vacation tips.

1) Bring a refillable water bottle.

Often times, the price of water at theme parks or other venues can be marked up tremendously. The high prices of water may deter you from your normal routine of drinking 8 ounces a day. Bringing a water bottle that you can fill up before you leave Doctors At Westland Clinic your hotel can save tons of money and keep you healthy and hydrated.

2) Get Your Required Vaccinations

Are you traveling overseas for the first time?  Does your location require certain vaccinations? The doctors at Westland Clinic recommends that you get all of the required vaccines before leaving home. This could save your life.

3) Use Your Surroundings

Missing your normal work out routine? No problem. Get your daily exercise by walking around an amusement park, a local nature trail, or the gym in the hotel.

Have a healthy and happy vacation. Make an appointment for a wellness check or to get vaccinated before you leave at the Westland Clinic in Michigan today!

Why You Must Get Vaccinated

Diseases that were almost extinct are resurfacing because people are not getting vaccinated. The measles is one of them. Symptoms for the measles can appear around 10 to 14 days after exposure to the virus. The symptoms for measles include fever, sore throat, runny nose, inflamed eyes, and dry cough. Other physical symptoms include a skin rash with large flat blotches and tiny white spots with light red centers inside of the mouth. The complications from measles includes pneumonia , ear infection, encephalitis, bronchitis or pregnancy problems. This all can be prevented by a simple vaccination.

vaccinations in MichiganThe new measles outbreak at Disneyland is raising questions about the measles virus and implications of vaccinations.  Vaccinations save lives! The benefits of vaccinations far out way the minuscule negative side effects from them. Before vaccinations in Michigan are given to children, they go under careful review by scientists and healthcare professionals to ensure that they are safe. The pain , redness, or tenderness at the vaccination site is minimal compared to the pain and discomfort from diseases. Getting vaccinated does not only protect you, but it protects the children who are not old enough for vaccinations. Get vaccinated at Westland Clinic in Michigan!



It’s Not to Late for a Flu Shot!

Flu season is rapidly approaching as the weather changes here in Michigan. As we walk through grocery stores, school halls, or malls we hear sneeze after sneeze, cough after cough, or see kids running around with runny noses. Sure, these may just be symptoms of a common cold, but as germs are spread, the flu virus may be on board!

It is recommended that everyone receive a flu shot to help prevent the flu this year. The occurrence of the flu is predicted to be more than last year. Ensuring that you are doing everything that you can to prevent yourself from getting the flu is important.

Contact our Westland Clinic – Millennium Medical Group today to schedule your flu shot or speak with a doctor about the flu shot today.

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Back-to-School Physicals and Vaccinations

With the new school year approaching, there are three important things your child needs to have prior to starting school: new clothes, new supplies, and a back-to-school physical/vaccinations. As your child is growing up, their bodies begin to change. Soon, they will hit the puberty stage. Having your child visit their physician every year before school starts back up in the fall is a great annual routine to have.

Going to the doctor’s office for a back-to-school checkup or for vaccinations is the bgirl-with-plaster-and-missing-tooth-1-630428-mest way to prevent diseases for your child. By simply getting a vaccination, it not only helps build up your child’s immune system but it makes them healthier. School physicals also have its benefits as well as vaccinations. Each visit, you get to see your child’s progress in height and weight. Their doctor will even check inside of their mouths, ears, and listen for their pulse to make sure it’s steady.

At Westland Clinic, we have all of the latest immunizations along with the latest technology to use on your child. To avoid any viruses or flus, make an appointment with us today!  What better way to start off the school year than to be healthy? Call us now at our Westland clinic (734.728.2130) or at our Livonia location (248.474.2220). Do you have any questions? Check out our FAQS!!

Common Winter Health Issues to Monitor

The warmth and joy of the holiday season is great; almost everyone can agree on that. But along with all those snowflakes and comfy sweaters comes a slew of unwanted colds and health problems that frequently pop up during the wintertime. If you notice that you or one of your loved ones has been experiencing any unusual pain, take a look at some common winter health issues so that you can take the necessary steps to avoid or treat them as soon as possible!

  • Pneumonia – A common sneezingmisconception about pneumonia (a lung infection) is that you catch it because of the cold weather. This is actually untrue. Pneumonia is more common during the winter because people are indoors a lot and come in contact more often, which opens the door for germs to attack more aggressively than usual. Bacteria and fungus can cause pneumonia, so to keep a common cold from getting out of control, cough and sneeze into your sleeve, wash your hands a lot and consider scheduling a flu shot or a pneumococcal vaccine, which works well against most strains of pneumonia, this winter.
  • Acute Bronchitis – Irritation and swelling in the air passages of the lungs is known as acute bronchitis. It’s most common during the winter and can frequently stem from a cold or flu. Constant coughing is a typical symptom of bronchitis. By getting plenty of rest and drinking a lot of liquids (Adults – lay off the alcohol and cigarettes), acute bronchitis can usually be knocked out in the comforts of your own home.
  • Strep Throat – The winter air isn’t just brisk and chilly – it can also be very, very dry. And with dry air sometimes comes a sore throat. Severe sore throats, a heavy fever and enlarged lymph nodes can mean you have developed strep throat. It may hurt to swallow and you’ll likely experience some swelling with strep throat and sometimes it can lead to more serious complications if left untreated. To prevent it from getting worse, you may need some diagnostic testing done to see what type of antibiotics you’re going to need to treat it.

When eating a few cough drops just isn’t enough, the doctors at Westland Clinic are the ones to turn to when you’re feeling blue. Give us a call at 734-728-2130 for more info or fill out one of our patient forms today. Remember to practice healthy habits this winter and be careful shoveling that snow!