Breathe Deep for Lung Health

Posted Wednesday, October 1, 2014

MOST PEOPLE TAKE THEIR LUNGS FOR GRANTED Healthy Lungs are Key to a Healthy Life Lungs are an essential part of the respiratory system and sometimes it?s easy to forget to take care of our lungs. Lung disease affects millions of people worldwide. There are a few diseases that fall under the Lung disease umbrella, including Asthma, Lung Cancer, Influenza, and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).

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Fall School Year is Fast Approaching!

Posted Friday, August 1, 2014

WITH THE POWER OF PREPARATION Vaccines May Ensure Children?s Safety The biggest enemy to vaccines is complacency. Often a disease becomes so rare in an area that vaccination will begin to drop. In 1974, Japan saw such low occurrences of pertussis that they stopped vaccinating children, within five years, the inoculation rate dropped from 80% to 10%. In 1979 there was an outbreak that affected 15,000 and caused 41 deaths. This is a prime example of how important vaccines are, even if it seems like they aren?t needed.

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The Importance of Pediatric Rheumatology

Posted Tuesday, July 1, 2014

BECAUSE LITTLE BONES AND JOINTS ACT DIFFERENTLY July is Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month Juvenile Arthritis (JA) is a term used to describe a group of long-lasting, chronic, inflammatory diseases that affect children 6mo ? 16 years old. It is estimated that more than 300,000 children in the United States are living with some form of JA.

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June 27th is National HIV Testing Day

Posted Sunday, June 1, 2014

Since its discovery in June 1981, HIV has been one of the most deadly viruses on the planet. According to the CDC HIV/AIDS is the 4th deadliest virus/disease in the world. HIV, Human Immunodeficiency Virus, is like the flu virus but the human body Fight by Speaking Up & Getting Tested Knowing Your Status Makes You Strong is unable to completely clear out the virus. Once you contract HIV you have the virus for life, HIV will continue to attack the body?s T-cells/CD4 cells and over time, the body will no longer be able to fight infection

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Shining a Light on Autism

Posted Tuesday, April 1, 2014

AUTISM IS BECOMING MORE COMMON With Ten Times as Many Diagnosed Than 40 Years Ago Increased research capabilities have allowed for a better understanding of Autism. Autism is a developmental disorder and one of three of the recognized developmental disorders making up the Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). This group also includes disorders such as Asperger?s and Pervasive Developmental Disorder, not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS). Those diagnosed with an ASD generally have difficulty in social interactions, exhibit repetitive behaviors, or show difficulty with verbal and non-verbal communication.

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Get Revved Up for National Nutrition Month!

Posted Saturday, March 1, 2014

Supercharge Your Engine with Proper Nutrition Like a Finely Tuned Car, Your Body Needs the Proper Fuel. Nutrition is important, what goes into the body affects how it functions. There is a reason your body feels sluggish after a big meal, the body activates the production of serotonin. The larger the meal, the more serotonin is produced leading to a feeling of sluggishness.

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Dental Health Month

Posted Saturday, February 1, 2014

Good Oral Health Is Important And not just for your mouth! Brushing your teeth every day is something we all know we should do, but did you know that gingivitis isn?t the only problem that can arise if you don?t? A study performed in November 2013 by the Columbia University?s Mailman School of Public Health has linked increased risk of heart disease and atherosclerosis to those with poor oral hygiene or periodontal disease.

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Hospira Safety Precautions when Opening Ampuls

Posted Thursday, January 16, 2014

January 16, 2014 Hospira is issuing this Important Safety Information letter to remind Healthcare Providers to follow facility protocol and exercise caution when opening an ampul. Hospira has received reports of ampuls not properly breaking along the score lines. If an ampul is open without proper precaution and if the score line varies in depth, the break may not be clean and leave a sharp edge or shatter. A sharp edge may potentially pose a physical risk to the Health Care Provider as well as a delay in therapy. Always refer to specific facility policies and procedures for opening an ampul.

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National Alzheimer's Awareness Month

Posted Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Alzheimer?s affects over 5 million Americans Early detection is essential to slow progression According to the National Institute of Aging (NIA) Alzheimer?s disease is an irreversible, progressive brain disease that over time destroys thinking capabilities, memory, and eventually the ability to care for oneself. The exact causes for the disease are unknown, but it is most prominent in individuals over the age of 60, and is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States. Individuals with preclinical Alzheimer?s can be symptom free for 10 years while the disease progresses and neurons begin to lose functionality.

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Stay Healthy this Season

Posted Sunday, December 1, 2013

Holiday Stress is Normal But your patients don?t have to live with it. Everyone encounters stress at some point during the holiday, and stress leads to a lowered immune system which increases the chances of getting sick; and no one has time to be sick over the holidays! Review the tips below to help lower patient?s holiday stress and make sure their holidays leave them feeling cheerful and bright!

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