Apr 11th, 2018
Flint, Michigan’s water crisis forces screening and in-depth health assessments of 30,000 children who were exposed to lead-tainted drinking water. The water crisis occurred between April 2014-October 2015, when the Flint water supply was switched from Detroit’s treated Lake Huron water to polluted Flint River water. The 18-month exposure to lead-contaminated water may have long-term ...
Familiarity with this body part can serve you well in more ways than one. January being Thyroid Awareness Month, let’s take a few minutes to consider what can go wrong with this body part, and how to know when it’s time to see your physician. Naturally, we’ll throw in a little coding, too. Get to ...
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has released a new recommendation for obesity screening in children and adolescents. The USPSTF recommends that clinicians screen for obesity in children and adolescents 6 years and older, and offer or refer overweight individuals to comprehensive, intensive behavioral interventions to promote improvements in weight status. This recommendation is bas...
When staff is relaxed, you can breathe easy knowing they can concentrate on tasks at hand. Most of us working in the healthcare industry know the importance of employee wellness, but we do not always take the time to take care of ourselves, or encourage our staff to take care of themselves. Research shows that ...
In CMS
Jul 1st, 2011
June is “National Prevention and Wellness Month,” and CMS wants to see a greater number of Medicare beneficiaries taking advantage of preventive benefits, according to a June 20 press release. More than 5.5 million Americans with traditional Medicare (approximately 16 percent of Medicare beneficiaries) have already had one or more of the recommended preventive benefits now ...