Lead poisoning

Preventing Childhood Lead Poisoning

Exposure to lead in the home represents a significant public health threat to children. At least four million households have children living in them that are being exposed to high levels of lead. Half a million U.S. children from one to five years old have tested positive for lead levels above five micrograms per deciliter, which is the amount at which the CDC recommends public health actions such as home assessments and further monitoring. The good news is that lead poisoning is entirely preventable. continue reading →

Workplace stress

Combatting Stress in the Workplace

It’s likely that you will experience some stress at work – after all, that’s why it’s “work” and not “play time” – but, sometimes it can get to be too much. It’s important to know what the signs of overwhelming work-related stress are, and how you can manage that stress to be happier, healthier, and more productive. continue reading →

Electronic Medical Records

Understanding Electronic Health Records

What are Electronic Medical Records and Electronic Health Records?

Every time you visit the doctor or a hospital, notes are made in your patient chart — everything from the way you present to the doctor or nurse to what your diagnosis is and what prescriptions were written. We have all been asked to complete a patient medical history form before a procedure, or even at routine office visits. If you visit more than one physician regularly, or if you have had various doctors throughout your lifetime, your medical records likely exist in multiple charts in different doctors’ offices. An electronic health record (EHR) is designed to streamline this process. In essence, it’s a systematic collection of patient health information in digital format that is able to be shared across various health care settings. continue reading →