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September is National Preparedness month. Disasters can be devastating and our region has certainly experienced this firsthand. What can you do to prepare? FEMA has offered the following tips: Make and practice your family’s preparedness plan so your family knows how to reconnect and reunite when an emergency strikes. Learn life safety skills. Neighbors and coworkers are… Read More »
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in collaboration with partners, is promoting the fifth annual Contact Lens Health Week August 20-24, 2018. This year’s campaign theme is “Healthy habits mean healthy eyes” and focuses on encouraging contact lens wearers to practice safe contact lens habits every day. It is estimated that 45 million… Read More »
Living through a traumatic event such as a hurricane can result in damage to structures, belongings, and even your mental health. Studies after Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Sandy examined the mental impact of experiencing a natural disaster traumatic event. In addition to short term distress, some survivors even experience Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). PTSD is… Read More »
The World Health Organization has released the newest version of the International Classification of Diseases, ICD-11. The ICD tracks health trends and statistics globally. The nearly 55,000 unique codes identify injuries, diseases, symptoms, and causes of death. These codes are the common language that health care professionals use to share information worldwide. This new version… Read More »