Is Your Hospital’s Staff Properly Trained? Methods of Preventing Patient Infection
Experienced health care professionals often become very familiar with their patients’ needs, but many remain unaware of the risks involved with the improper disposal of medical waste. While a medical waste disposal company may take care of large-scale hazard removal for a medical facility, employees are still tasked with medical waste removal on a daily basis.
Proper procedures must be followed to dispose of hazardous pharmaceutical waste: medications should not be allowed to interact with the water supply and must be disposed of in a secure fashion. “Sharps waste,” or needles used to draw blood or to inject patients with medications, must also be disposed of according to federal regulations.
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Urgent Care Clinics How They Can Offer You Quality Care At An Affordable Rate
It was once the case that, should there be anything wrong with you, that you go straight to the doctor?s office or a hospital. However, this is no longer such a straightforward case, especially with the advent of urgent care centers. An urgent care clinic can offer many of the same services as a hospital, but with many benefits including cheap or free services, short wait times, and efficient care that can fit in to almost any schedule. So what are the benefits of walk in medical clinics, and why are they ? in some cases ? better options than the hospital or a private practice.
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Choosing Urgent Care Over an Emergency Room Could Save Thousands
We are a nation in need of a hot cup of tea and a box of tissues: every year, Americans suffer through about 1 billion colds and in any given year, about one in five of us is sure to get the flu. And despite regular exercise and preventative care, the average American child still gets over six colds a year.
Given that the average cost of an emergency room visit is about $1,500, many Americans are choosing to seek treatment at local urgent care clinics. Urgent care cost tends to be lower: $150 is the average cost of a visit to many urgent care locations.
There are almost 7,000 urgent care facilities across the United States: whether a person goes to Urgent Care Tempe or Urgent Care Dallas, the cost should be similar and the wait for treatment about the same. Continue Reading
Don’t put Your Health on Hold!
Health care is an issue that has been debated constantly for decades. It isn’t perfect, but it evolves every day in an effort to keep the citizens of this planet alive and well! Many people have a primary care physician that they go to for yearly checkups and specific health concerns, but what happens when your medical issue doesn’t fit into the 9-5 work day?
This is where urgent care facilities come into play. Medicine is most certainly not a 9-5 occupation, and the people who work at these facilities understand that. Perhaps it is because more and more people are realizing this fact that the number of urgent care facilities has increased from 8,000 to almost 9,500 in the last seven years. These clinics offer services that can improve the quality of life for countless people at an affordable price.
Getting the Best Care for Your Child ER, Urgent Care, or Your Pediatrician’s Office
It is every parent’s highest priority to keep their child safe and healthy. For this reason, it is utterly unnerving when your child exhibits concerning health symptoms. Thankfully, our modern medical infrastructure makes emergency care available immediately in frightening circumstances. However, in order for emergency rooms to function properly, they should be reserved only for emergencies. Often, emergency rooms find themselves overfilled with non-emergency care, sometimes preventing life-threatening situations from receiving the immediate attention needed. Studies show that 78% of emergency rooms have to sometimes board patients in hallways until beds are available.
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For Many Seniors, Retirement Housing Opens up a World of Activities
As the baby boomer generation ages, more and more people are wont to need some sort of eldercare after the age of 65 and beyond. But what does that entail, and why do they need it? For many seniors, eldercare is a scary concept; after years of independent living, the last thing they want is to enter retirement homes, where they believe they will be robbed of their agency and a life they once knew and loved dearly. But while entering eldercare is indeed a big life change, it’s an important one that will not only extend and improve the lives of seniors ages 65 and up, but it also creates a bridge to a new life adventure, where seniors can connect with the world in their peers in an entirely new fashion.
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FAQ Help! My Child Is Snoring And I Don’t Know What To Do!
Although it might cause some embarrassment at sleepovers (especially for young girls), snoring is one of the most common ear nose and throat problems in children and adolescents. So if you’ve noticed that your son or daughter has been snoring at night, there’s no reason to panic. So just how common is snoring?
About 12% of all kids will snore during their childhood, and 10% will snore very regularly. If your kid is feeling embarrassed by their nighttime snoring, it’s absolutely crucial that they understand it’s totally normal — no matter how much it might bother their siblings.
So does that mean snoring is nothing to worry about?
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How to Support a Loved One Living With Emphysema
An estimated 24 million Americans live with the symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) every day. COPD is the umbrella name for various pulmonary disorders including emphysema and chronic bronchitis. These diseases cause blockage or burst air sacs in the lungs that inhibits a person’s ability to breath. In addition to causing wheezing and inability to perform simple tasks, the lack of oxygen to other vital organs can cause additional health issues.
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When Your Employees Need Time Off
As any human resources (HR) specialist will tell you, there is more to the job then choosing group health plans. Under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), employees warrant up to 12 weeks of unpaid, protected leave for any major life-altering issue, such as becoming a caregiver for a family member or spouse; childbirth, or self-care for a serious medical condition. How do you keep track of each employee’s benefits while successfully running a business? Some companies turn to HR software solutions to keep things running smoothly.
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Sober Living Environments Help Young Men Recover from Addiction
Sometimes you just need to regroup. Reset. Rewind. If you have faced a struggle with addiction and alcoholism, you understand the need to refocus. Finding a sober living environment to help you through a difficult time can be lifesaving. Young men committed to recovery especially need a strong sober living foundation to help themselves make permanent life changes.
One problem that males in the age range of 18 to 29 face is finding a sober and supported environment that provides intervention specialists as well as a healthy, active lifestyle that this age group gravitates toward. For example, a sober living facility in a scenic and rugged environment of the mountains can provide strenuous hiking, mountain climbing, as well a Continue Reading