Author Archives: nancyhart

Spring Into Action

Spring is the season for renewal, re-birth and regrowth. It’s a new beginning that is met with enthusiasm—especially for those of us who live in winter climate locations. Spring is the time to think about a new You. Here are some tips to help you create a healthier happier life. Reduce the stress in your life. While you can’t fix everything, you can take measures to reduce stress. Remove yourself from stressful situations that you can control. Start meditation or […]

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Tips for Safer Medical Care

Errors in medical care can occur anywhere—in hospitals, rehab clinics, clinics, pharmacies or at home. Anyone can make a mistake. But, when it involves medical care, a mistake can be costly or even fatal. Here are a few examples. Medications Getting a new prescription involves several people: your doctor, a nurse, pharmacy technician, pharmacist, etc. As the prescription changes hands, it’s easy to have a mix up in dosage or directions. Patient allergies add another level of complexity. Here are […]

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Walk Your Way to Better Health

Walking is my way of dealing with the daily stress of life. I walk every day—rain or shine. When a recent snowstorm hit our area and temperatures dropped to single digits, I took a few days off from walking. I was almost stir-crazy by the time I could get back to my daily walk. There are many great things about walking. Almost everyone can do this low-impact exercise. While I walk at a brisk pace, you can choose your speed. […]

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Zika Virus Has Serious Consequences

Most people who contract the Zika virus have mild symptoms that last less than a week. Infected people can have a headache, muscle aches, red eyes and/or a rash. That sounds like many other minor viruses. Yet, this disease can have long-lasting affects for newborn babies, so you need to know more about it. Zika is spread by mosquito bites in specific countries. The CDC has issued travel advisories for countries with confirmed cases of Zika. The Pan American Health […]

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Patient Scrubs Unveils New Designs

Watch as Nancy Hart unveils new Patient Scrubs designs on Good Day Tri-Cities with Morgan King. Want your own scrubs? Head on over to to place your order.

What Is Causing Your Child’s Rash?

Diseases don’t always present the same symptoms, especially in children. And, it’s impossible to know when to ignore them and when to go to the doctor. A little guy that I’ve written about before in my blogs recently got a rash. It looked painful, but it didn’t hurt or itch. So, what’s behind the rash. The doctor examined him and said that she expected it was a reaction to a virus. Although she didn’t see any signs, she took cultures […]

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2016 Marketing Trends for Patient Scrubs

Marketing trends change over time because new technology is easier to use. Different tactics become popular. You can reach more people. Patient Scrubs® is a family-owned business, so it’s important for us to evaluate which trends will help us in the future. Six 2016 Marketing Trends that Patient Scrubs® Will Try  Content marketing is still important. We already use a number of tactics so that people can read our info at a glance. Bullets, bolded words, call outs, pictures, numbered […]

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Best Practices for Garment Photo Shoots

When you sell clothing online, your best friend is the camera. Potential buyers need to know how the clothing looks on a person, the functionality, true colors, etc. A photographer who excels in retail photography is worth his/her weight in gold! That’s what sells your products. Here are some best practices for retail photos shoots. Use real models! Pictures of garments laying on a table shows nothing. Buyers need to see the clothing on a real model. Your models should […]

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A Single Website is Enough for Patient Scrubs®

Three out of four of us who are self-employed consider ourselves entrepreneurs. It can be a rough go, so it’s always good to share information about business success. Today’s blog is about just that – the fact that most of us don’t have the time to manage a single website, much less multiple ones. So, it’s a relief to find out that a single website is usually the right way to go. It’s easier and cheaper to maintain a single […]

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What Goes Into Designing Scrubs?

Do you think all scrub designs are the same? They aren’t. I personally design our medical and Patient Scrubs®. That’s how I know that small changes make a tremendous difference in how scrubs look and feel. Here are some of the things I’ve learned. Why Hospitals Mandate Colors for Medical Scrubs? Many hospitals establish a scrubs color code based on different medical specialties. For example, registered nurses may wear galaxy blue. LPNs may wear gray scrubs. Many believe that patients […]

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