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April is National Stress Awareness Month and we are helping to promote the cause by sharing these tips for managing stress. These tips were obtained from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s website, http://www.cdc.gov/Features/HandlingStress/. Tips for Self Care The best ways to manage stress in hard times are through self-care: Avoid drugs and alcohol. ... Managing Stress
The Benefits of Antimicrobial Technology in Healthcare Facilities
Patient outcomes and staff safety are top priorities for hospitals. But harmful microbes such as C. diff and MRSA make it difficult for medical facilities to protect patients and staff against cross contamination. Reducing the risk of infection and maintaining sanitary conditions is a major challenge because every surface can be a breeding ground for ... The Benefits of Antimicrobial Technology in Healthcare Facilities
Helpful Hints to Keep Your Holiday Season Happy and Healthy
The holiday season has begun and though we enjoy the times with friends and family, the season can also bring weight gain and stress. Here are some tips to keep you healthy and end the year feeling great! Be Organized With long shopping lists, holiday traffic, and crowded stores, running errands can become very stressful. ... Helpful Hints to Keep Your Holiday Season Happy and Healthy
Obamacare, Marketplace, Glitches…What Does It All Mean?
Obamacare, marketplace, glitches…there are a lot of buzzwords in the media that are leading many Americans to ask “Does this affect me?” or “Am I going to lose my healthcare?”. To help Americans interpret this information, here is a simple breakdown of what is currently going on with the Affordable Care Act and how it ... Obamacare, Marketplace, Glitches…What Does It All Mean?
Reducing Risk for Breast Cancer
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month so we would like to take this time to share important information regarding how to reduce your risk. All women have about a 12% risk for developing breast cancer at some time in their lives. There are some factors that increase risk that are out of one’s control such ... Reducing Risk for Breast Cancer
Simple Weight Loss Tips
Simple Weight Loss Tips Courtesy of CNN.com Health Section – author Jacque Wilson and Registered Dietician Dawn Jackson-Blatner Table. Plate. Chair. Every time you put food in your mouth, you should have three things: a table, a plate and a chair. These three items ensure you’re not sneaking snacks from the refrigerator late at night ... Simple Weight Loss Tips
Back to School Health Tips
In just a few short weeks, students will be returning to their classrooms for another school year. This presents a good opportunity to establish new healthy routines by evaluating your child’s sleep schedule, hygiene habits, and dietary needs. Here are some health tips to help you start a happy and healthy new school year. Sleep ... Back to School Health Tips
Free Online Tutorials for Medicare Providers
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services offers educational conference calls for Medicare providers to inform them about new policies and/or changes to the Medicare program. These MLN Connects™ National Provider Calls (MLN Connects Calls) are free of charge but registration is required to participate. More information about these calls can be found on the website ... Free Online Tutorials for Medicare Providers
Springtime Weather Brings Opportunities to Get Active
March 20 is the first day of spring and most regions are starting to see warmer and dryer weather. The moderate temperatures bring more opportunities to be outdoors and increase your physical activity. Here are some suggestions for ways to use springtime weather to improve your body and mind! Walk, Walk, Walk Depending on your ... Springtime Weather Brings Opportunities to Get Active
New EHR Incentive Program Requirements in 2014
Providers that currently are, or intending to, participate in the EHR Incentive Program should be aware of program updates so they are meeting all requirements. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released the final Stage 2 Meaningful Use rules and it included changes made to Stage 1 as well. That change stated ... New EHR Incentive Program Requirements in 2014
April is National Stress Awareness Month and we are helping to promote the cause by sharing these tips for managing stress. These tips were obtained from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s website, http://www.cdc.gov/Features/HandlingStress/. Tips for Self Care – The best ways to manage stress in hard times are through self-care: Avoid Drugs and ... Managing Stress