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 →
Concerned about the future of American health care? You won’t want to miss this!
CDPHP and the University at Albany School of Public Health are pleased to present a timely and critical conversation on access to high-quality, affordable heath care in your community. continue reading →
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 →
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 →
Are your running shoes ready? Whether you’re gearing up for a fast run or are more comfortable with a brisk walk, the Freihofer’s® 36th Run for Women is coming soon! The event will take place Saturday, May 31 at the Empire State Plaza in Albany. Also scheduled for that weekend is the CapitalCare/CDPHP® Health & Fitness Expo. Head to the plaza anytime Friday, May 30 from noon to 7 p.m. or Saturday, May 31 between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. to partake in a variety of family-friendly health and fitness activities. continue reading →
Prescription medications can have a big impact on your health – and on your wallet. That’s why it’s so important to understand how your prescription drug coverage works – which drugs are covered, how much they cost, and how it all works. We can guide you through it. continue reading →