Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Health Should Be A High Priority For Everyone

When we think of health and wellness, majority of the public believe that weight is their biggest issue. However, everyone should keep in mind that it’s not just about weight but being at peace with your body both inside and out. How can health professionals stress this to their patients but also practice what they preach? Using tips from doctors, AGI found some important tips to keep in mind in order to not only help the community achieve their health priorities, but also to uncover any myths that may be most commonly misunderstood.

Connecting With Your Patients: Creating A Positive Environment For All

Encourage patients to visit your office or mobile clinic, at least, once a year. Though every patient may require more frequent health supervision, it’s important to emphasize your relationship with your patient’s health by being open to any and all questions they will have. By inspiring them with your availability to their health concerns, patients will also gain access to an education of their body. Explaining the importance of staying informed about their body, both physically and mentally, is going to help patients stay informed about themselves and as well as any new health information that could affect them personally.
Whether underweight, overweight, or just an average weight, creating a space for patients to feel comfortable in their own body is going to help them keep them positive and focused on keeping their body healthy. We can list a variety of diets and workouts that people from around the world may use, but none of that matters, if a patient does not have proper support provided. Mobile wellness centers will not only help create such support, but it will help encourage all body types to have a space of education on weight issues, and understanding how not everything works the same for all body types. Providing a space for all is not only going to help patients develop an education on their body, but it’ll connect them to other people who may have experience similar to theirs, which brings the community one step closer to creating active participation on health issues.

Prevention & Intervention

Preventing health issues to reoccur is a main concern for not only the patient but the community as well. Understanding causes of a rise in certain infections or diseases in the community will help develop and understand what action needs to take place in order to not only find a solution, but also a method of preventing these issues to reoccur. Whether using immunizations or educating the public about health diseases and infections, both are going to help create a heightened awareness    s about their health, as well as create a stronger emphasis on community outreach.  

Creating a support intervention team that aids a patient’s health issue is crucial to preventing further health risks. Implementing these programs around the community will create a priority for certain health risks that require a stronger supervision. Creating mobile clinics that specialized in certain health issues, such as AIDS/HIV, cancer, and so on, will help take action in lowering the community’s health risks on such conditions. 

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Bringing Autism Awareness to your Community

Autism is a disorder where it becomes difficult to use social skills such as communicating, both verbally and non-verbally. Although it is treatable, it’s a disorder that can’t be “outgrown”.  According to Autism Society, cases with early intervention create higher outcomes of improvement. Therefore, it’s important to create awareness and resources for your community, in order to provide outreach for anyone who is concerned about their children having autism, as well as creating a support system for families who need more programs to support their family members who are affected by autism. 

Programs On The Go
Having a specialty vehicle as a resource for your community is going to help provide assistance to families who are unable to make it to conferences or programs for whatever reason. By
creating mobile programs that create a community outreach, then you’re providing a source of education for autism as well as the importance to stay updated on important news of your organization.  Throwing special events or creating advocacy has never been easier with a specialty vehicle that fits the needs of both your organization and community. Creating a space for education, support, and training for the community, will help develop a stronger connection between friends and family affected by autism, as well as develop a plan for handling autism within that community. 

Mobile Autism Center
 Create a mobile clinic that focuses on creating accessible and affordable healthcare for patients with autism. Create courses and workshops for families who are affected by autism with a clinic that is able to reach them at any time and day simply by bringing the clinic to them. Implementing psychological and psychiatric skills into your mobile workshops will create a safe and therapeutic zone for those with autism. Providing health care is therefore not only required, but necessary to improve the lives of those affected by autism. By getting a mobile clinic, you’re already impacting the lives within your community. 

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Preparing the Community for Earthquakes

You never see it coming. One minute you’re reading an email, or working on a task, and then out of nowhere, you feel everything shaking. From the ceiling to the floor, the uncontrollable shake signifies an earthquake in process. We may have prep plans and emergency supplies at home, but are we ready for a massive earthquake at work? Creating and prepping your business, company, hospital, or even organization  for an earthquake is not only going to benefit everyone in gaining survival skills, but it’ll ensure your employees that both you, and the company they work for, are prepared for a natural disaster.

Earthquake Simulations
We never know when an earthquake is going to happen, and trust me, if AGI knew, we’d tell you! However you can take certain precautions into your own hands, such as having emergency backpacks at work as well as learning or experiencing hands on practice for handling situations such as earthquakes. By creating a realistic for employees, they’re being prepared both physically and mentally to engage in training and education for earthquakes.  We do our best to accommodate to any setting, whether in a hospital, clinic, or if you’re an organization whose mission is to educate the public about earthquakes, then we are always open to creating specialty vehicles that teach the importance of being prepared for earthquakes.

Mobile Shelters

Teaching earthquake preparedness is important, but it’s also important for preparing for any effects of a severe earthquake. Having a mobile shelter is not only going to help your community, but it’s going to leave a lasting impact of unity within the community. A mobile shelter can save a life by providing food and shelter for those who may lose their home because of a natural disaster such as an earthquake. Helping families rebuild their lives after losing their homes to an earthquake can be done by creating a support system that not only includes safety your location, but by also looking for those in aid. By having a mobile shelter, you’re bringing the aid to them and showing them that the community is here to help them and get them back on their feet, and most of all prepared for another event such as a severe earthquake. 

Monday, April 10, 2017

Oral Cancer Awareness

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, which is important to talk discuss because not only do we have a risk of getting cancer on other parts of our body, but we hardly discuss the dangers that occur when you don’t take care of your mouth properly. Therefore, don’t be afraid to go to your nearest mobile dentistry, in order to ensure that not only your teeth remain pearly white, but that your mouth is most importantly healthy!

What is Oral Cancer?

Oral cancer occurs inside your mouth, from your cheeks, lips, tongue, and throat. Even if you have dentures, there is still a risk of oral cancer. According to Mouth Cancer Action Month, “Mouth cancers are more common in people over 40, particularly men. However, research has shown that mouth cancer is becoming more common in younger patients and in women.” Therefore it’s important both youth and elders to become more aware of preventing oral cancer from existing in their lives.  By informing yourself of the causes and prevention for oral cancer, then we’re all helping each other understand the importance of maintaining a healthy smile!

What Causes Oral Cancer?
Although there are a variety of causes for oral cancer, it’s important to note that both cigarettes and alcohol are a higher risk than doing one or the other. The Oral Cancer Foundation states, “Tobacco smoking and alcohol drinking, combined, account for approximately three-fourths of all oral and pharyngeal cancers in the United States.” In other words, there is a higher chance of oral cancer appearing in your life if you consume both alcohol and tobacco. The foundation also lists other possible causes such as a poor oral hygiene, diet, and even viruses such as HPV. 

How Can We Prevent Oral Cancer?
Preventing oral cancer is not rocket science so long as you keep a consistent routine of not only brushing your teeth of course, but most importantly getting a checkup at least once a month at a local dental mobile. You may go to a near mobile clinic, but let’s not forget that your mouth should always get the attention it deserves. Most importantly, if you ever feel any pain or weird sensations, visit the nearest dentist—immediately. If you smoke and drink alcohol already, lower the amount of consumption. Visit your nearest mobile clinic for information on nutrition and vitamins that will help keep your mouth healthy and clean.
Like your body, taking care of your oral area is important to not only maintain yourself healthy, but it’s important to let your smile express who you are, whether you’re a health professional, educator, social worker, and so on, your smile tells the world who you are. Being aware of oral cancer not only helps you but informing your friends and family about oral cancer is already the first step in reducing their risk of ever being diagnosed with oral cancer!