Reputable news and information curated by the Lakes Urgent Care staff to help keep you and your family happy, healthy and safe.

Keep calm and clean your cell phone

Keep calm and clean your cell phone

Well before the coronavirus outbreak, Lakes Urgent Care has promoted the importance of thorough hand washing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. And while it’s easier said than done, try to avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.

But what about your cell phone? It’s something you hold close to your face every day and it’s likely in need of a good cleaning.

Today, Apple revised it guidelines and now endorses the use of a “70% isopropyl alcohol wipe or Clorox Disinfectant wipes” Here’s an article from PC magazine with common sense guidelines on how to keep all your electronics clean:

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/how-to-spring-clean-your-electronics

Spread of coronavirus in United States could lead to changes in daily life

Spread of coronavirus in United States could lead to changes in daily life

Today, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) indicated that Americans should prepare for potential changes to daily life if the coronavirus begin to spread locally in the United States. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has already been preparing for a possible outbreak and new protocols are in place at area hospitals. So far, the department has tested five people suspected of having coronavirus and all tests were negative.

Detroit is one of 11 airports in the United States designated to receive flights from China. As of yesterday, no travelers have been quarantined. Lakes Urgent Care will continue to monitor and report on conditions in our community.

Here a link to an article in today’s Detroit News for more information.

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/nation/2020/02/25/cdc-coronavirus-updates-american-life-economy-impact/111369412/

How to get a great night’s sleep

How to get a great night’s sleep

How to get a great night's sleepDo you and your bed partner argue over the bedroom temperature at night?

Does one of you prefer it “toasty warm” and the other “arctic chill”?

It turns out you are not alone. But numerous studies show that keeping your bedroom temperature between 60-67 degrees and completely dark, allows you to achieve optimal sleep and recovery.

And getting a good night’s sleep is an important way to prevent a cold or flu.

We don’t want to start any arguments. We just want you to stay healthy out there!

Here’s a couple of articles to help you create the optimal sleeping temperature in your bedroom:

https://health.clevelandclinic.org/what-is-the-ideal-sleeping-temperature-for-my-bedroom/

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/temperature-to-sleep-better/