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Archive for the ‘Infections’ Category

Measles is making a comeback

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Posted on February 25th, 2019 by Anna Dolezal, under Infections, Medical Planning, Patient Advocacy, Patient Tools

And we don't like it one bit Measles (Rubeola) is an infectious disease located in blood cells. There have been written accounts of the disease going all the way back to the 9th century! Before the creation of the Measles Vaccine, the disease was... Continue Reading »

Flu Season

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Posted on October 9th, 2018 by Teri Dreher, under Infections, Tips & Resources

Fall and Flu Season This blog is a repost from last year. While we don't like to make a habit of recycling old material, this information is worth sharing again. It’s that time of year again, FLU SEASON! Well, the time technically started in... Continue Reading »

Catching flies with vinegar

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Posted on September 25th, 2018 by Teri Dreher, under Infections, Patient Advocacy

Everyone's heard the old adage You catch more flies with honey than with vinegar. But it seems to be one worth repeating again. And again. A client of ours went through a “series of unfortunate events” at the hospital recently. She was admitted... Continue Reading »

Season of the tick — risks posed to the elderly

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Posted on May 21st, 2018 by Anna Dolezal, under Infections, Patient Tools, Tips & Resources

It's that time of year again. Ticks are out for blood (literally) and while no one enjoys their company, the elderly face particular health risks from these springtime pests. More troubling still, tick populations are on the rise and growing... Continue Reading »

The Shingle Tingle

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Posted on April 2nd, 2018 by Anna Dolezal, under Infections, Patient Advocacy

According to the CDC, 1 in 3 Americans are likely to develop shingles in their lifetime But lots of people still don't know what shingles technically is In plain terms, shingles is a viral infection that causes painful, itchy or tingly skin... Continue Reading »

Fall and Flu Season

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Posted on October 30th, 2017 by Anna Dolezal, under Infections, Tips & Resources

Fall and Flu Season It’s that time of year again, FLU SEASON!  Well, the time technically started in September, and since flu season runs through May, it’s that time a lot of the year. Still, the earlier you get vaccinated the better. Flu... Continue Reading »

What Types of Hospital Infections Could You Catch?

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Posted on October 25th, 2016 by Teri Dreher, under Infections

Most people think they are going to a hospital to get well. Unfortunately, if you are like 80-year-old Mary Brown, you will discover that while you were there, you caught a urinary track infection. You can get an infection from devices, equipment... Continue Reading »