National Safety Month: Teaching Kids About Emergency Preparedness

Shocking data released by the National Safety Council (NSC) reveals that more than 2,000 children younger than 4 are killed each year accidentally. This National Safety Month, NSC encourages everyone to focus on young child safety and parent education. Safety can begin at home by taking simple steps that reduce…

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5 Ways to Prevent Shortness of Breath With COPD

Managing shortness of breath when you have COPD can be difficult. Luckily, you can minimize and prevent the frequency and severity of shortness of breath episodes by making a few lifestyle changes combined with proper treatment. You may be already taking rescue medications and using oxygen therapy to help relieve…

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How Adapted Patient Clothing Can Help in Recovery: INGA Wellbeing’s Story

Start up patient clothing company INGA Wellbeing has turned personal frustration about the de-humanising effect of the hospital gown and the difficulties of dressing in ‘home’ clothes when seriously or chronically unwell, to create elegant, comfortable and functional ‘normal-looking’ day- and nightwear for men and women undergoing medical treatment.  …

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Improving Patient Safety with Medical IDs

Patient Safety Awareness Week marks a special time to increase awareness of patient safety among health professionals and the public. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) defines patient safety as “the prevention of harm to patients.” According to the Center for Patient Safety, up to 98,000 patients die annually in hospitals…

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Should You Wear a Medical ID for Thyroid Disorders?

January is Thyroid Awareness Month! Did you know? Thyroid diseases are very common and affects as many as 30 million Americans. Common thyroid disorders include the following: Hyperthyroidism Hypothyroidism Hashimoto’s disease Grave’s disease Goiter Thyroid nodules The thyroid is considered as the master gland of metabolism and energy. Depending on…

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National Pharmacist Day 2018: 5 Things Your Pharmacist Can Do For You

January 12 is National Pharmacist Day and it’s a good opportunity for everyone to show appreciation to all pharmacists in the health community. This day also celebrates the expansive role that pharmacists have today that go beyond dispensing medication. Alex Evans, PharmD, CGP who works in a community pharmacy in…

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May is National Stroke Awareness Month

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According to the National Stroke Association, there are 6.8 million adult stroke survivors in the U.S. Learn the warning signs of a stroke. Act FAST and CALL 9-1-1 or press the button on your One Call Alert IMMEDIATELY at any sign of a stroke. Use FAST to remember the warning signs.   Stroke…

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