Road to Better Health

UrgentCareTravel is pleased to introduce “Road to Better Health”, a twice per month newsletter focused on providing health and wellness information and tips to truck drivers, mobile professionals and travelers.

UrgentCareTravel invites you to submit questions that you would like answered by our Nurse Practitioners as well as submit healthy recipes that you would like to share with a broader audience. Please e-mail your questions/recipes to services@urgentcaretravel.com.

NEWS LETTERS

May 2016

5/15/2016 Download Road to Better Health – May 15, 2016
This edition of Road to Better Health focuses on Nail Fungal Infections:

  • Nail Fungal Infections – Causes, Risk Factors, Symptoms and Treatment, by Patricia Smith, FNP – Knoxville, TN
  • Let UCT Help You Prevent and Manage Nail Fungal Infections

April 2016

4/15/2016 Download Road to Better Health – April 15, 2016
This edition of Road to Better Health focuses on Cholesterol:

  • Cholesterol and Why It Matters, by Charlotte Lindsey, FNP – Cartersville, GA
  • Let UCT PRIME Help You Manage Cholesterol

March 2016

3/15/2016 Download Road to Better Health – March 15, 2016
This edition of Road to Better Health focuses on the DOT Physical Exam:

  • Understanding the DOT Physical Exam, by Patricia Smith, FNP – Knoxville
  • Be Prepared for Your DOT Physical Exam
  • Ask the Nurse Practitioner: The DOT Physical Exam
3/1/2016 Download Road to Better Health – March 1, 2016
This edition of Road to Better Health focuses on Kidney Health:

  • Kidneys: Functions, Diseases and Your Health, by Patricia Smith, FNP – Knoxville
  • Let UCT PRIME Help You Prevent Kidney Disease

February 2016

2/15/2016 Download Road to Better Health – February 15, 2016
This edition of Road to Better Health focuses on Cardiovascular Disease:

  • Modifiable Risk Factors in Cardiovascular Disease, by Patricia Smith, FNP – Knoxville
  • Let UCT PRIME Help You Begin a Weight Reduction Program
2/1/2016 Download Road to Better Health – February 1, 2016
This edition of Road to Better Health focuses on Exercise:

  • Exercise – The Prescription for Fitness, by Fantasia Harris, FNP – Dallas
  • Let UCT PRIME Help You Begin an Exercise Regimen

January 2016

1/15/2016 Download Road to Better Health – January 15, 2016
This edition of Road to Better Health focuses on Obesity:

  • Obesity – Causes, Complications and Treatments, by Jeff Owen, FNP – Oklahoma City
  • Let UCT PRIME Help You Tackle Obesity

DECEMBER 2015

12/15/2015 Download Road to Better Health – December 15, 2015
This edition of Road to Better Health focuses on Hypertension (High Blood Pressure):

  • Understanding and Managing Blood Pressure, by Patricia Smith, FNP – Knoxville
  • Let UCT PRIME Help You Manager Hypertension
12/01/2015 Download Road to Better Health – December 1, 2015
This edition of Road to Better Health focuses on Diabetes:

  • Diabetes: Considerations for the Trucker, by Fantasia Harris, FNP – Dallas
  • Let UCT PRIME Help You Manage Diabetes

NOVEMBER 2015

11/15/2015 Download Road to Better Health – November 15, 2015
This edition of Road to Better Health focuses on the Setting Health Goals:

  • Setting Health Goals – A Strategy for Success, by Patricia Smith, FNP – Knoxville
  • UCT PRIME: Implementing a Strategy to Meet Your Health Goals
11/01/2015 Download Road to Better Health – November 1, 2015
This edition of Road to Better Health focuses on pulmonary function issues (e.g. COPD) testing and treatment:

  • Pulmonary Function and Spirometry, by Patricia Smith, FNP – Knoxville
  • Managing Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) with UCT’s Healthcare Membership Program

OCTOBER 2015

10/15/2015 Download Road to Better Health – October 15, 2015
This edition of Road to Better Health focuses on the Effects of Smoking:

  • Smoking and Considerations for the Driver, by Fantasia Harris, FNP – Dallas
  • Q&A: Smoking Effects
10/01/2015 Download Road to Better Health – October 1, 2015
This edition of Road to Better Health focuses on Treating Minor Burns:

  • Treating Minor Burns, by Patricia Smith, FNP – Knoxville
  • Q&A: Treating Minor Burns

SEPTEMBER 2015

09/15/2015 Download Road to Better Health – September 15, 2015
This edition of Road to Better Health focuses on the Importance of Sleep for Truck Drivers:

  • Quick Sleep Tips for Truck Drivers
  • Q&A: Truck Driver Sleep Tips
09/01/2015 Download Road to Better Health – September 1, 2015
This edition of Road to Better Health focuses on the DOT Physical Exam:

  • Understanding the DOT Physical Exam, by Patricia Smith, FNP – Knoxville
  • Be Prepared for Your DOT Physical Exam
  • Q&A: DOT Physical Exam

AUGUST 2015

08/15/2015 Download Road to Better Health – August 15, 2015
This edition of Road to Better Health focuses on Prostate Cancer:

  • Prostate Cancer: Get Screened and Know Your Risk Factors, by Patricia Smith, FNP – Knoxville
  • Q&A: Prostate Cancer
08/01/2015 Download Road to Better Health – August 1, 2015
This edition of Road to Better Health focuses on Metabolism:

  • Understanding and Ways to Boost Metabolism, by Patricia Smith, FNP – Knoxville
  • Q&A: Metabolism

JULY 2015

07/15/2015 Download Road to Better Health – July 15, 2015
This edition of Road to Better Health focuses on Acid Reflux:

  • Acid Reflux: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment, by Rashida Pollion, FNP – East St. Louis
  • Q&A: Acid Reflux
07/01/2015 Download Road to Better Health – July 1, 2015
In this edition

  • Nail Fungal Infections – Causes, Risk Factors, Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention, by Patricia Smith, FNP – Knoxville
  • The Eyes Have It, by Jeff Owen, FNP – Oklahoma City
  • Q&A: Nail Fungal Infections
  • Wellness Corner: Mindfulness and Taking Steps to Reach Your Health Goals

JUNE 2015

06/15/2015 Download Road to Better Health – June 15, 2015
In this edition

  • Inflammation: Acute and Chronic, by Patricia Smith, FNP – Knoxville
  • Insect Sting Allergies, by Jeff Owen, FNP – Oklahoma City
  • Q&A: Inflammation
  • Wellness Corner: Summer Veggies – Add Thrill With Your Grill
06/01/2015 Download Road to Better Health – June 1, 2015
In this edition

  • Time to Dispel the Bad Rap of the Nap
  • Dehydration: Symptoms, Prevention and Treatment, by Patricia Smith, FNP – Knoxville
  • Q&A: Dehydration
  • Wellness Corner: Eat to Stay Hydrated

MAY 2015

05/15/2015 Download Road to Better Health – May 15, 2015
In this edition

  • Melanoma: Signs and Prevention, by Kristy Moore, FNP – Cartersville
  • Understanding and Managing Gout, by Patricia Smith, FNP – Knoxville
  • Q&A: Gout
  • Wellness Corner: Go Meatless More Often
05/01/2015 Download Road to Better Health – May 01, 2015
In this edition

  • Heat Safety, by Kristy Moore, FNP – Cartersville
  • Severe Weather Readiness, by Jeff Owen, FNP – Oklahoma City
  • Q&A: Heat Safety
  • Wellness Corner: Checking Under Your Hood and Kicking Your Tires

APRIL 2015

 

04/15/2015 Download Road to Better Health – April 15, 2015
In this edition

  • Low Testosterone (Low-T), by Jeff Owen, FNP – Oklahoma City
  • Tinnitus, by Patricia Smith, FNP – Knoxville
  • Q&A: Low Testosterone
  • Wellness Corner: Quick Sleep Tips for Truck Drivers
04/01/2015 Download Road to Better Health – April 1, 2015
In this edition

  • Understanding The DOT Physical Exam, by Patricia Smith, FNP – Knoxville
  • Can Physical Activity Really Improve My Health?, by Jeff Owen, FNP – Oklahoma City
  • Q&A: The DOT Physical Exam
  • Wellness Corner: The Potential Health Risks of Energy Drinks

MARCH 2015

03/15/2015 Download Road to Better Health – March 15, 2015
In this edition

  • Ankle Sprains – Diagnosis and Treatment, by Patricia Smith, FNP – Knoxville
  • Fungal Infections – Athlete’s Foot, Jock Itch and Ringworm, by Jeff Owen, FNP – Oklahoma City
  • Q&A: Ankle Sprains
  • Wellness Corner: Hummus – Deliciously Satisfying and Nutritious
03/01/2015 Download Road to Better Health – March 1, 2015
In this edition

  • Chest Wall Pain – Costochondritis, by Patricia Smith, FNP – Knoxville
  • Seasonal Allergies – Allergic Rhinitis, by Jeff Own, FNP Oklahoma City
  • Q&A: Costochondritis
  • Wellness Corner: Smart Snack Recipe – Oven Roasted Chickpeas

FEBRUARY 2015

02/15/2015 Download Road to Better Health – February 15, 2015
In this edition

  • Recognizing and Treating Stroke, by Patricia Smith, FNP – Knoxville
  • Obesity in Professional Truck Drivers
  • Q&A: Stroke
  • Wellness Corner: Healthy Eating With the Mediterranean Diet
02/01/2015 Download Road to Better Health – February 1, 2015
In this edition

  • Lower Extremity Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) in Professional Truck Drivers: Recognition and Prevention
  • Living Well With Diabetes, by Patricia Smith, FNP – Knoxville
  • Q&A: Diabetes
  • Wellness Corner: The Benefits of Walking

JANUARY 2015

01/15/2015 Download Road to Better Health – January 15, 2015
In this edition

  • Healthy Ear Tips for the Truck Driver, by Sheri Melot, FNP – Oklahoma City
  • Pitfalls of Unmanaged Diuretic Use, by Patricia Smith, FNP – Knoxville
  • Wellness Corner: Quinoa
01/01/2015 Download Road to Better Health – January 1, 2015
In this edition

  • Sleep Apnea – Causes and Treatment Options By Sheri Melot, FNP – Oklahoma City
  • Be Prepared for Your DOT Physical Exam By Sheri Melot, FNP – Oklahoma City
  • Wellness Corner: Oatmeal – Types and Preparation Guidance

DECEMBER 2014

12/15/2014 Download Road to Better Health – December 15, 2014
In this edition

  • Preventing Eye Injuries Due to Cold Weather By Patricia Smith, FNP – Knoxville
  • Influenza (Flu) Season 2014-2015 Update By Sheri Melot, FNP – Oklahoma City
  • Wellness Corner: Pomegranate, Greek Yogurt, Turmeric