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Red Flags for Prediabetes

Red Flags for Prediabetes

Prediabetes occurs when the body’s cell no longer responds correctly to insulin output. Prediabetes affects 60 million Americans. Check the following and if you are having any make appointment with your doctor as soon as possible. Being Overweight The belly fat hinders the processing of insulin. Waist for Men over 40” and women over 35” is diagnostic. Increase Thirst and Urination. Excess glucose (sugar) draws water from the body. Increased water intake does not quench thirst, so increased urination. Tingling…

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Do You Know?

Do You Know?

Living Will – A written document that allows a patient to give explicit instructions about medical treatment to be administered when the patient is terminally ill or unconscious. It may also be called an Advance Directive. Five Wishes a legal directive to name all those that will make Health Care Decisions for you. Specifying, loving care, personal and spiritual care in addition to the medical and legal. It allows your caregiver to know exactly what you want; even your favorite…

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5 Tips: Prevent Falls

5 Tips: Prevent Falls

Over 50,000 deaths were attributed falls in 2020. Falls are the leading cause of fatal and no-fatal injuries in the over 65 population. Keep yourself out of these statistics by doing the following: Attend to your environment. Check rugs, low lighting, and pets (may need to be restrained). Wear well-fitting, low heeled, non-slip shoes both indoors and outdoors. Work on strength. Strengthen your leg, hip (gluteal) and calf muscles. These are the muscles you need to catch you fall. Better…

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Learn F.A.S.T.

Learn F.A.S.T.

Learn F-A-S-T: Save a Life. According to American Heart Association studies, speed can save lives. The first thing you learn when researching stokes is speed directly proportional to the rate of recovery.   A stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of your brain is interrupted or reduced, preventing brain tissue from getting oxygen and nutrients.  Here are some scary statistics. Everything about a stroke demands speed. The diagnosis must be prompt, and the treatment should be immediate. For every minute a…

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CALLING 911

CALLING 911

1 – Keep calm, don’t panic. 2 – DIAL 9-1-1. Don’t hang up, until EMS arrives. Try and keep calm. You are going to be asked a few questions, speak clearly. Realize usually within 2 minutes help is being dispatched, while you are on call.         3 – Be prepared for the following questions: Where is the emergency? The emergency is not always located where you’re calling from. Always be aware of your surroundings, to be as specific as…

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Be Prepared!

Be Prepared!

Seriously, be prepared!  Maintenance of a personal updated health history is one of the most important steps to improve your quality of healthcare. A good medical history can literally be a life saver. During the pandemic, having current information completed crucial. Having documented your health information becomes more important, if a family member or HCPOA, needs to step in at a time of crisis. You really do not want to have to come up with all this information, if you…

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2020 HEALTHCARE NOTEBOOK IS HERE

2020 HEALTHCARE NOTEBOOK IS HERE

This Notebook will be your guide in creating and developing all the information necessary and become, your best advocacy tool. Once completed you HealthCare Notebook will improve your communication and care across all medial services . When your documentation is completed in advance of any MD appointment, therapy, or hospital stay you will receive better outcome, guaranteed. click here to see online version http://www.scclhs.com/resources free hard copies are available email scclhsrn@gmail.com for details

Crisis & Perception Mid-Year Review

Crisis & Perception Mid-Year Review

We are half way through a year, like we have never had before. Time to check our approach for the remaining half.  Is your glass half full or half empty? Check your perception and see if it is time to get a smaller glass? Control your life with what you can do, what you must and recognize your gifts, you can give to the world to fill our personal glass. A definition of crisis is “a difficult or dangerous time in which…

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Telehealth is here to stay.

Telehealth is here to stay.

Telemedicine is one of the long-lasting legacies of COVID 19. It has changed the face of healthcare. Can I use telemedicine? When should I use telemedicine?  How does it work? Prior to March 2020 only 11% of Americans had been seen by a doctor via video. By May 20020 3 of 10 consumers were being seen by video.  Telemedicine uses video cameras and monitors to connect you to health care providers. You will be able to see, hear, and talk…

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