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Nov

09

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What is Really in Your Supplements?

Posted by on November 9th, 2017 0 comments

HealthDay and MedlinePlus reports that in over half of the supplements studied by researchers, the actual ingredients differed from what was written on the label.  Some ingredients may actually be harmful. Researchers find that 80% of bodybuilding and 70% of weight-loss supplements contained ingredients not listed on the labels. Also, half of the body building… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, Consumer Health, Health Literacy, Patient Safety

Nov

02

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Get the Most Out of Your Doctor’s Appointments

Posted by on November 2nd, 2017 0 comments

Plan to get the most out of your doctor’s appointments.  You can address your concerns as best as possible, by following some key steps. Tips 1) Make a list of the questions and concerns you want to talk about with your doctor. 2) Put them in order, listing the most important question or concern first. … Read More »

Posted in: Blog, Consumer Health, Health Literacy, Patient Safety

Oct

31

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Arm Yourself Against the Flu

Posted by on October 31st, 2017 0 comments

Get your flu shots! The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is reporting our first flu cases of the season in our region.  The CDC recommends everyone over the age of 6 months get a flu vaccine by the end of October.  The flu vaccine is the best way to prevent flu illness. Take… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, Consumer Health, Health Literacy

Oct

24

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Healthy Pets, Healthy People – One Health

Posted by on October 24th, 2017 0 comments

Studies show that relationships between people and their pets can increase fitness, lower stress, and bring happiness to both. The “One Health” approach recognizes that the health of humans is connected to the health of animals and the environment. Zoonotic diseases are ones that can be passed from animals to humans. 6 out of every… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, Consumer Health, Electronic Resources, Health Literacy

Aug

23

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Utilization of checklists in the clinical setting to improve patient safety

Posted by on August 23rd, 2017 0 comments

The use of checklists have been proven to increase patient safety within the clinical setting. Notable studies have shown that when clinicians utilize checklists, central line infections are dramatically decreased and surgical morbidity and mortality is reduced. [1] Types of checklist include laundry lists, iterative checklists, diagnostic checklists and more.[2]  Clinicians use these tools to… Read More »

Posted in: Bioinformatics, Blog, Health Literacy, Patient Safety, Research

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