Preventing Common Winter Diseases

Sandy Johnson, RN, NREMT-P, MSTC EMS coordinator Have you ever thought about the diseases that come around every winter season? Living in this cold and snowy environment five to six months of every year, we tend to get used to the various winter ailments circulating around us. Influenza One of the most common diseases is […]

A Basic Review of Sepsis

Megan Johnson, ACNP-BC Sepsis is the clinical syndrome that results as a result of an inflammatory response to an infection. The inflammatory cascade causes a disruption in the homeostasis that leads to the clinical symptoms and over time can lead to vasodilation, capillary leak syndrome, and eventually organ dysfunction which can ultimately result in the […]

Nine steps critical to survival after a heart attack

According to researchers from the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom, there are nine critical care steps that need to be incorporated into each post-heart attack treatment plan. Researchers found if one of the nine steps was missed heart-attack patients had an increased risk of premature death. The study, based on data collected from […]

Have a Safe & Healthy Game Day Celebration

Whether you are having or going to a party, these tips provide a healthy game plan. Eat Healthy Avoid a false start with fattening foods. Eat healthy snacks and drink water before the celebration, or better yet, take healthy snacks with you to prevent overindulging. Hosting the party? Add healthy snacks to your menu instead […]

Eating Disorders Awareness and Treatment

Eating Disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental health disorder with reports of 30 million Americans suffering from an eating disorder sometime in their life. It is one of the most difficult illnesses since it includes both aspects of mental health as well as medical and nutritional health. Due to this complexity, a […]

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