Patient Care

Bandaid on Finger?

Posted by on Apr 16, 2019 in Patient Care

Bandaid on Finger?

How to do it right So many times we have to put a bandaid on a finger but it won’t stay there, especially on the tip. Perhaps it’s a child with an injury (or even a finger-stick blood test in the office). Or it’s over a joint and makes the finger stiff. Isn’t there a better way to handle this simple, common task? There sure is! Watch the video below for a demonstration of all you need to do to get the result you want. Why didn’t I think of it years ago, especially when we had kids at home? How to use the bandage. pic.twitter.com/Mx1HG1DvYG — Medical Shots...

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HBHS Recognized

Posted by on Jan 30, 2019 in Leadership, Patient Care, Support

HBHS Recognized

Health center achieves patient-centered milestone By Robin L. Flanigan –  January 28, 2019 Three years ago, before the community health center His Branches partnered with Common Ground Health, this was a typical scenario: Moments into a patient’s visit, Medical Director Dr. Matthew Mack would realize he didn’t have the MRI results he needed. He’d then dart to the front of the office to find out where they were. A secretary would search for, and ultimately find, them—just in time for the patient’s visit to end. “There was zero foresight and the stress level was much higher,” he recalls....

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Long Life? Let’s Do It!

Posted by on Dec 7, 2018 in Patient Care

Long Life? Let’s Do It!

Want to live to be 90? Here’s your blueprint. An eye-opening new Harvard study reveals 5 brutal truths about people who live the longest. With all the advances in medicine, nutrition, and science, in terms of life expectancy, where do you think the U.S. ranks compared to the rest of the world? First? Fifth? Twentieth? Nope, nope, and nope: At an average expectancy of 76.3 years, the U.S. comes in 43rd out of 195 countries. And it gets worse. By 2040, researchers predict the U.S. will have fallen to 64th in the world. In a study 34-year study of more than 100,000 people, the researchers...

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Social Media and Depression

Posted by on Nov 28, 2018 in Patient Care

Social Media and Depression

Fascinating new Ivy League study shows the ‘Clear Causal Link’ between Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat and ‘Loneliness and Depression’. Facebook would be nothing without its Ivy League roots. But now a new Ivy League study could mean big trouble for Facebook, along with Instagram and Snapchat for that matter. That’s because this is the first study to show a “clear causal link” between using these three sites and being lonely and depressed. Other studies have certainly found that heavy users of Facebook and other social media sites suffered mental...

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For Busy Moms

Posted by on Oct 16, 2018 in Patient Care

For Busy Moms

Morning Routine Cheat Sheet The journey from your pillow to your working day is an epic one, especially if you have a family to wake up with you. Do you want to make this complicated journey easier on you and everyone you live with? If yes, give the frantic morning rush a kick start with The Morning Routine Cheat Sheet! The Morning Routine Cheat Sheet will help you nail these steps: 1 - Getting out of bed 2 - Using the bathroom 3 - Having breakfast 4 - Getting dressed 5 - Preparing lunch 6 - Packing your bags 7 - Leaving the house! Courtesy of: The Sleep Matters...

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FDA mulls vaping ban

Posted by on Sep 13, 2018 in Patient Care

FDA mulls vaping ban

Flavored e-cigs appealing to minors The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is considering a ban on flavored e-cigarettes in response to an “epidemic” of young people using e-cigarettes, the agency’s leader said on Wednesday. In a speech at FDA headquarters, Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said the agency would also revisit its compliance policy that extended the dates for manufacturers of flavored e-cigarettes to submit applications for premarket authorization. “We see clear signs that youth use of electronic cigarettes has reached an epidemic proportion,” Gottlieb said. Gottlieb announced a...

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