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Patient Scrubs® Concerned About Hepatitis C


A recent report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that Hepatitis C kills more people than any other infectious disease. That’s scary! Even scarier is that many people don’t have symptoms until they reach the acute phase. Here are some facts on Hepatitis C. A viral infection causes Hepatitis C, which is in inflammation in your liver. This contagious virus spreads through body fluids. You can contract Hepatitis C by coming in contact with an infected […]

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Awesome Alternative to Hospital Gowns


You’re in the hospital or rehab facility because you’re sick or injured. You’re there for your health, so it’s important to avoid extra stress. Yet, you’re asked to put on a hospital gown as soon as you arrive. Talk about stressful! No one has enough hands to keep a hospital gown pulled together, so you’re left with your back side and who knows what else hanging out. There’s an awesome alternative to wearing a hospital gown. Patient Scrubs® were invented […]

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Medical Errors Killing Americans


The Leapfrog Group conducts research each year that evaluates hospital safety procedures and associated errors. In their 2013 news release, they said that medical errors were the third leading cause of death in the U.S. While the 2015 research showed safety improvements, changes didn’t have much impact on preventing medical errors. Mistakes can have devastating or even fatal consequences. CNN reported the top mistakes as: Treating the wrong patient Surgical tools left inside a patient during an operation Lost patients (dementia […]

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Clothing Plays a Role in Transgender Body Image


Caitlyn Jenner has brought a lot of focus to the transgender community in recent months. Gender identity can be a life-long struggle for people who feel trapped in the wrong body. Today, many people are choosing to express their inner gender whether or not they choose to alter their outward appearance surgically. Clothing plays a big role in their body image. Medical appointments and hospital visits can be challenging for transgender people. In addition to rooms and areas that are […]

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WCYB News Coverage for Patient Scrubs®


Another news show for Patient Scrubs®. This time it is WCYB. I always enjoy sharing the story and benefits of Patient Scrubs®. I wish I had the video to embed, but I don’t. You can check out our coverage at this link:

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There’s Power In Video Marketing


Video marketing is more powerful today than ever before. People like the “listen” mode instead of reading. Forrester conducted research that showed that a one-minute video is worth 1.8 million words. That’s something that can’t be ignored. Here are some ways I use videos. When I’m on local TV or news, I ask for the video file. It’s great to be able to link to the website in the beginning. But, the links are replaced by newer videos. I’ve lost […]

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Ebola is Back


Just a short year ago, the Ebola virus raised its ugly head. Because there’s no vaccine and little treatment for this virus, fatalities are frequent. It sent fear rippling throughout the world. You can’t breathe a sigh of relief yet because Ebola isn’t on the backburner. Another American healthcare worker in Sierra Leone has contracted Ebola. The name and gender of the infected person hasn’t been released. But, we do know that they have been flown to Maryland for treatment. […]

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Checklist to Prepare for Shoulder Surgery


Guest Blog by Kathi Watkins When my husband had shoulder replacement, I searched everywhere for a checklist that I could use to help us prepare. I found a little here and a little there, but I couldn’t find a complete list of things that we could do to make it easier. There’s no reason to reinvent the wheel, so I want to share what we found helpful for his surgery. Pay it forward by taking what works for you and […]

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Ways to Protect Yourself from Fatal Superbugs


Virus mutation and infections that are resistant to antibiotics create the perfect environment for “superbugs” to thrive. As we’ve seen in the Los Angeles hospital, these superbugs can be fatal. In fact, the U.S. Center for Disease Control said these germs could lead to be a contributor to death for up to 50 percent of the people infected. We have to take measures to protect ourselves. A Los Angeles hospital has warned 179 patients that there is a potential that […]

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Best Holiday Gifts for Elderly Parents and Friends


When the holiday gift-giving season rolls around, many people search high and low for a great gift for aging parents, older family members or elderly friends.  Ask them what they want or need, and the answer is usually just seeing or hearing from you is enough. Well, it is true that Dad probably doesn’t need another shirt or tie; Mom doesn’t need another sweater or scarf.  But there are many gifts that they will love.  Here are a few ideas.  […]

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