April 06, 2023
Protect your back while doing yardwork
Gardening and yardwork season is finally here! After a long winter, people are excited to be outside doing spring clean-up and tending to their lawn, flowers, and vegetable gardens. Here is how you can avoid the stiffness and lower back pain often felt after the first gardening of the season: If despite all your efforts…
December 15, 2022
5 ways to avoid low back pain when snow shoveling
Winter brings the tiring task of shoveling snow, which can lead to injury if you’re not careful. A recent study found that roughly 34% of people suffer from lower back injuries while shoveling.* With proper preparation and lifting techniques during the winter season, you can lessen the chances of developing new back problems or worsening…
April 21, 2022
Exclusions to the HEDIS Low Back Pain measure
In our ongoing effort to improve overall performance with the HEDIS Low Back Pain (LBP) measure, CDPHP is sharing information on measure exclusions. What this means is if the following condition is appropriate to your patient and coded as such, the member would be excluded and not count against your overall performance. Exclude members who…
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December 04, 2019
Antibiotics: Don’t Get in My Belly
Antibiotics are powerful medications that can treat several bacterial infections when used appropriately. Unfortunately, they’re often used when they shouldn’t be, causing more harm than some may think.
September 19, 2019
Fact or Fiction: Flu Shots
The changing of the leaves marks the start of flu season, which generally begins in October and lasts through May.
November 14, 2017
Antibiotics Aren’t Always the Answer
Nobody wants to be sick. And when we are sick, we want the doctor to fix us. But insisting on an antibiotic for a common cold, the flu—or even bronchitis—is not always the answer.