Adele joined CDPHP in 2004 as an internal communications and event specialist. She then spent eight years coordinating the company’s community relations and corporate events program, in which capacity she worked with a host of non-profit organizations and co-chaired the CDPHP annual Charity of Choice campaign. Currently, she is a communications specialist and coordinator of corporate member engagement and serves on the boards of two local charities. Prior to CDPHP, Adele served as a legislative assistant for a trade association and as an acquisitions and developmental editor, specializing in educational and medical publishing. She earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Rosemont College.
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With ever-increasing documentation requirements and the press of an often jam-packed clinical schedule, physicians are finding it increasingly difficult to establish a trusting, empathic relationship with their patients. Yet patients place great store in the time and attention their physicians give them, and a successful physician-patient partnership can actually improve health outcomes and compliance.
When a patient seeks treatment for depression, it’s a good idea for the physician to use a scale to measure subjective symptoms. Several screening tools are available to assess mood, motivation level, and suicidal thoughts. For example, the Patient Health Questionnaire-2 (PHQ-2) is an appropriate tool for identifying depression in teens and adults, whereas older patients should be screened with a Geriatric Depression Scale. If the scores on these tools are indicative of depression, treatment is likely warranted.
If winter has you or your family members going a little stir-crazy, take heart! Our community hosts a number of fun, sometimes wacky winter festivals that will help you embrace the season and the great outdoors, whether there’s snow on the ground or not.
Vaping ̶ the act of inhaling and exhaling an aerosol (vapor) produced by an e-cigarette or similar device ̶ has become increasingly popular in recent years. According to a market research study conducted by Euromonitor, the number of people vaping has increased from about seven million in 2011 to 35 million in 2016, and is projected to reach nearly 55 million by 2021.
Each August for the last three years, I have looked forward to “Cornival,” a chefs’ challenge and charity fundraiser co-hosted by CDPHP® and SEFCU. Not only have I been impressed with the delicious and inventive corn-themed dishes created by some very talented local chefs, but I also appreciate the fact that the event is designed to shine a light on the potentially devastating impact of food insecurity on the health and well-being of our community. continue reading →