Released on: May 29, 2008, 6:30 am

Press Release Author: Matt Longman

Industry: Healthcare

Press Release Summary: Concentra provides helpful healthy tips all summer long.

Press Release Body: ADDISON, Texas - Concentra, a leader in the delivery of health
care solutions, is providing important health tips to keep your family safe and
healthy this summer vacation season. Summer fun often means summer sun, but it is
important to take the necessary precautions when exposing yourself to a day of rays.

According to the Transportation Security Administration, Memorial Day Weekend marks
the start of the summer travel season, and extends through Labor Day - one of the
busiest times for travel in the U.S . To help Americans have a safe and healthy
summer vacation, Concentra is urging those who will be visiting the nation's many
lakes and beaches to use sun protection to avoid serious skin conditions. With more
than 320 national Concentra Urgent Care clinics, their skilled clinicians can
provide expert care for minor injuries or illnesses, no matter where your
destination may be.

\"Especially during the summer months, everyone should protect themselves with
UVA/UVB sun block, with an SPF rating of 15 or higher,\" said Amy J. Khan, M.D.,
M.P.H., Concentra's National Director for Wellness TotalCare. "Anyone with an
extended period of sun exposure should apply and reapply sun block throughout the
day to avoid sun rash, sun burns, or possible skin cancer.

For those individuals who must work in the summer's intense heat, Dr. Khan
recommends wearing light weight, loose fitting clothing. \"Wearing the appropriate
clothing for outdoor activities during the summer season can help keep you cool and
dry, thereby preventing possible heat exhaustion,\" she says. \"Being cool and
comfortable helps make any summer activity more tolerable."

Another important tip is to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids, Khan says.
\"The sun's intense rays can drain a person of fluids and energy. By continually
drinking water, your skin stays hydrated, and you stay cooler and more refreshed.\"

Despite the best laid plans, accidents or illnesses are sometimes unavoidable, even
on vacation. Luckily Concentra provides treatment for a wide range of minor injuries
and illnesses, including insect bites, sun burns, seasonal allergies, sprained
tendons, and many other conditions that are common throughout the summer season and
beyond. With more than 320 national locations, many with weekend and extended
evening hours, Concentra delivers the care you need, when you need it most.

To see the entire list of summer travel safety tips, the numerous conditions
Concentra Medical Centers treat, or to find a location near your destination, visit

About Concentra
Concentra is a leading health care company focused on improving America's health,
one patient at a time. Through its affiliated clinicians, the company provides
occupational medicine, urgent care, physical therapy, and wellness services to
workers and the general public from 324 medical centers in 40 states. In addition to
these medical center locations, Concentra serves employers by providing a broad
range of health advisory services and operating 275 on-site medical facilities.
Through this complement of services, Concentra intends to raise the standard of
health by putting individuals first, treating them with clinical excellence, and
focusing on their ongoing wellness. |

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Contact Details: Concentra
5080 Spectrum Dr, Addison, TX 75001

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