Restaurants are removing artificial ingredients, but what does that really mean?

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In what is in-arguably a positive trend for chain restaurants, more natural ingredients (over artificial ingredients) are making a strong push towards prominence. McDonalds has recently made a big push towards natural, fresh chicken and Panera has removed a selection of additives from their products. One could argue these moves are all responses to Chipotle’s positioning as the healthier, more tasty option in the fast-casual field. Chipotle is famous for their claim of fresh, organic ingredients and responsibly raised meats. While many ingredients that are being cut from menus are safe at the levels they are presented at, the perception of healthier food is key to marketing to an emerging fickle millennial demographic. From a health perspective, if this leads to a higher quality meal, ingredients and less questionable industrial production, it’s a win for consumers based on that alone. Industrial meat production has been accused of promoting overcrowded, unsanitary conditions with a high amount of antibiotic use as a preventative measure for livestock. That has been linked by some to antibiotic resistant bacterias. But, it’s important for customers to remember that artificial ingredients does not automatically mean more unsafe or toxic. Toxicity is based on doses, and as any chemist will tell you, it’s all about the dose. The levels present in food are commonly benign. But, if kids grow up demanding a higher quality chicken or beef, it can only serve them well on that basis alone by promoting healthy attitudes. Read More

If Kids Have a Choice of Eat Healthy vs. Eat Unhealthy, They Choose Healthy.

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Kids love to eat healthy, you just need to give them a choice. This is all according to a recent study:
“Our study showed that healthier children’s menu options were ordered a lot more often when those options were more prevalent and prominent on kids’ menus, highlighting the promise of efforts to shift the status quo and make healthier options the new norm,” said study lead author Stephanie Anzman-Frasca. She is a research associate at Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy in Boston.”
According to the restaurant, after the change, almost half of orders from the children’s menu were for healthier options compared with just 3 percent before. How to get kids to eat healthy? Get the whole story using the link below.

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Confronting Addiction? We’ll give you the tools.

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therapy_logo_v2Addiction Therapy Services (ATS) is a team of professionals committed to helping people recover from addictions to opioids and other related substances such as Heroin, Oxycodone, Oxycontin, Percocet, Vicodin, Lortab, Lorcet, Morphine, and Codeine. The clinic is staffed by Board Certified Physicians and professional counselors with experience in addiction treatment. Counseling is a required component of our program and is available in-house at the time of your appointments. At Addiction Therapy Services, we do not treat just your symptoms, but we work with you to achieve recovery early on, through your stabilization, and when you transition at the end. We are concerned with your whole recovery journey and strive to offer you the best in medical services, counseling, support, and education to help you and your family get back the life you deserve! Addiction Therapy Services uses medications such as Suboxone and Vivitrol to assist our patients achieve their recovery goals. The doctors will determine the best course of action in treating your addiction!

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What is Listeria? Recent Spread Makes News

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There was a recent outbreak of listeria in a particular brand of ice cream. But, what is listeria? Listeria-tainted ice cream is linked to a total of five illnesses and three deaths in Texas and Kansas from the Blue Bell brand and Sabra recalled 30,000 cases of classic hummus, because of listeria-contamination concerns. Most people who eat food with listeria won’t become very ill. They’ll develop symptoms like have nausea, vomiting, muscle ache and diarrhea. Those with compromised immune systems and other complications can feel harsher effects, however. Source

Safe Spring Sports in Columbus – Concussions

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Spring sports are a fantastic way for your kids to exercise and have fun! But, don’t forget to discuss proper hydration and concussions awareness with your little athlete! Dehydration is when kids forget to drink enough water while they’re working hard in the sun! Let them know that if they feel any of the following symptoms, they should let you know!
  • Increased thirst.
  • Dry mouth.
  • Tired or sleepy.
  • Decreased urine output.
  • Urine is low volume and more yellowish than normal.
  • Headache.
  • Dry skin.
  • Dizziness.
For concussion info for you kids, check out: the Heads Up Initiative from the CDC

Have a complaint? Check out our Self-Pay Offer: $95 Basic Visit!

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We have a new Self-Pay Offer here at Scioto Urgent Care! If you visit Scioto Urgent Care for a basic visit it is only $95, which covers the cost of a basic check of one complaint. For each additional medical complaint, the cost is $20. Additional services and supplies are extra, but if you require only a basic visit, now is the time to stop in. Check the table below for the prices for various additional services you may require.

Services Provided Cost Supplies Provided Cost
Ankle Support Gel $30
Basic Office Visit (one complaint) $95+ Ankle Support Foam $25
  Each additional complaint     $20
Additional Services
Abscess Drain $110 Arm Sling $17
Abscess Drain w/Packing $130 Clavical Splint $45
Abscess Recheck w/New Dressing $30 Crutches $35
Bacterial Vaginosis Test $25 IV Fluids – 1 Bag $55
Breathing Treatment $30 IV Fluids – 2 Bags $75
Blood Draws $15 Knee Brace $45
Dislocated Finder/Shoulder (Pre & Post X-Rays included) $270 Post Op Shoe $30
EKG $50 Sling + Swath $25
Ingrown Toenail $80 Splinting $50
In House Labs (Urinalysis, Flu, Strep, Mono, Pregnancy, Glucose) $20 Walking Boot $60
Laceration/Wound Care (Simple) includes Removal w/o Debridement $125 Wrist Support $25
Laceration/Wound Care (Complicated) Includes Removal $175
Paronychia $50
Pelvic Exam $75
Suture Removal (if Placed elsewhere) $10
Trichomonas Test $25
Ear Wax Removal $50
X-Rays (1 set) $60
Medications Provided Cost
Ancef 1 Gram $20
Ativan Tabs $20
B-12 shot $20
Benadryl $25
Bicillin 600,00 $50
Bicillin 1,200,000 $78
Compazine $25
Depo Medrol $20
Dexamethasone $20
EPI 1-1000 $20
Kenalog $20
Lasix $20
Nitro Stats $20
Pneumococcal Vaccine $70
Prednisone Tabs $30
Rocephin 250mg $20
Rocephin 1Gram $30
Toradol $43
Zofran $25