Category Archives: Protecting Your Family

Wheelchair and Patient Scrubs® Ease Medical Treatments


When children visit their pediatrician, furniture is the right sized. There are lots of kid-friendly devices. Everything is geared toward making the experience more pleasurable. Many elderly people find it challenging to get around. Yet, most medical facilities have done little to make the visit a little easier. That needs to change. One of my close friends has been taking her parents to their medical appointments. Here’s how she solved some of the elderly-unfriendly issues with a wheelchair and clothes. […]

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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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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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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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All I Want for Christmas Is


Remember your special Christmas wish list from your childhood. For many children, it’s about toys, special shoes and sports. Others like crafts. Other children prefer sports. Christmas is such a special time of year for children. Here’s a wish list of a 6-year old boy in the 1st grade. The little guy worked hard to sound out the words for his list. Do you recognize them? He gave up on trying to spell electric, and his brother helped him spell […]

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Protect Your Identity


Identity theft takes a leap during holiday season. It seems that scam artists come out of the woodwork. They may create heart-wrenching stories to steal money. They stalk people in parking lots. They take credit card numbers.  Any of us can be a victim of identity theft, but it can be even worse for the sick and elderly. Because many sick and injured people prefer to wear Patient Scrubs®, I’m in contact with a lot of targeted people. It seems […]

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Links to Caregiver Resources


Being a caregiver for a loved one is an endless job. Not only are you trying to take care of everything at home, but you also have responsibilities for personal and medical care coordination. You may be trying to work a job, care for your children and other activities. There are 43.5 million caregivers in the U.S. taking care of family members, so you aren’t alone. Here are some resources that may help. One of the first roles of a […]

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October is Child Health Month


The first Monday of October each year is Child Health Day in the United States. Calvin Coolidge issued a proclamation for this day in 1928. Eventually, the first Monday in October became the time this day is observed, and it often continues throughout the month. What does it mean for kids? Clinics and medical professionals that provide services to children take the opportunity to promote children’s health. Typically, their awareness campaigns extend throughout October. Some of the health-related issues that […]

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Patient Scrubs® Tips for Treating Common Cold


School has started. Autumn is here. Sporting events and entertainment shift from outside to inside. All this togetherness gives rise to an increase in the common cold, flu and viruses. While you may take precautions to avoid getting sick, research shows that most people have at least one cold each year. Here are some tips to treat a common cold. Rest is important when you’re under the weather. It helps your immune system fight germs and heal itself. Don your […]

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10 Tips to Manage Daily Stress


Today’s fast paced world leads to so much stress. I talk to many people who are taking anti-anxiety medication. Why? We’re all trying to pack in as much as possible. We push for perfection. We don’t take time for our family and ourselves. In short, we’ve let our busy lives run us instead of us managing our lives. Here are ten tips to help you cope with and eliminate some of your daily stress. Take some “Me” time: There’s always […]

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