Facts About the Flu Shot | 2017-2018 Flu Season
Jan30

Facts About the Flu Shot | 2017-2018 Flu Season

By now you’re probably aware that the 2017-2018 flu season is the worst we’ve had in nearly a decade. That is unless you’re working a locum tenens job in Hawaii., which is the only state in the country that hasn’t experienced significant flu activity. After starting slowly, the number of people hospitalized or dying from the flu rose rapidly in mid-January. Already, this season surpassed the 2014-2015 outbreak of the same...

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Drug and Alcohol Facts Your Patients Should Know
Jan22

Drug and Alcohol Facts Your Patients Should Know

With National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week kicking off today, it’s important to realize just how important awareness of the issue is. During National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week, scientists and experts focus on educating teens. But, it’s also important to educate patients. You most likely come across plenty of cases that drugs or alcohol have played a part in. This is the time to educate patients and to back up your advice with solid...

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Celebrate Healthy Weight Week
Jan17

Celebrate Healthy Weight Week

You probably deal with patients on a daily basis that have some sort of health issue related to his or her weight. More than one-third (36.5 percent) of U.S. adults have obesity, which is why it’s so important that both you and your patients are aware of the importance of maintaining a healthy weight. That’s why next week, Healthy Weight Week, will help to promote healthy eating, exercise, nutrition, and a variety of other ways you...

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Kratom and the Opioid Crisis | A Viable Way Forward?
Dec22

Kratom and the Opioid Crisis | A Viable Way Forward?

On October 27, 2017, President Trump declared the opioid epidemic a national public health emergency. After saying “we can be the generation that ends the opioid epidemic,” he discussed a need for border security to stop drugs like heroin entering the country. Still, it’s important to note that so many people suffer from addictions that started from a misuse of prescription opioids. Now, a Southeast Asian herb that’s been used for...

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7 Diabetes Myths and Misconceptions
Nov10

7 Diabetes Myths and Misconceptions

November is National Diabetes Month and today we are going to address some myths and misconceptions surrounding diabetes. As of 2015, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) revealed that diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. In fact, the ADA reports that about “1.5 million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes every year” with about 1,455,813 Pennsylvanians being affected by this disease. Diabetes is a...

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Bystander First Aid | Stop the Bleeding
Oct20

Bystander First Aid | Stop the Bleeding

Now weeks after the tragic shooting in Las Vegas, many stories have come to light about the heroic actions of concert goers. With so many injured, the medical workers were simply unable to help everyone in need. However, complete strangers responded in admirable ways to help save the lives of those around them. That being said, how could someone with no medical background know how to respond in an emergency situation? Many public...

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