Did you know the best way to blow your nose is one nostril at a time? Yes, according to WebMD you’re encouraged to cover one nostril, blow gently and repeat as necessary. The pressure from using all of your force could not only cause an earache, but it could potentially force the mucus back into your sinuses. Also, using a decongestant can help clear a stuffy nose, so you won’t have to blow as much.
How do you deal with a dry, hacking cough? Over-the-counter (OTC) medicines, such as cough suppressants, will help suppress a cough. Using a humidifier and gargling with warm salt water – which can help reduce throat inflammation – gives much needed moisture.
What can relieve the pain of an achy ear due to congestion? An over-the-counter decongestant can ease the day by relieving the pressure and pain.
How many days in a row can you use a nasal decongestant? To avoid symptom rebound (worse nasal swelling when the medication wears off) do not use a decongestant spray for more than three days in a row.
Take the Cold and Flu Remedies: What Works? Quiz on WebMD and see how you score.
Nearly 26 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes. Another 79 million Americans have prediabetes and are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) has estimated the total national cost of diagnosed diabetes in the United States is $245 billion.
If those numbers weren’t staggering enough think about this: every 17 seconds someone is diagnosed with diabetes, that’s 5000 new cases every day. In the next 24 hours over 130 people will develop kidney failure because of diabetes. In the next 24 hours diabetes will claim the lives of 200 people.
It’s November, it’s American Diabetes Month® (ADM), and it’s time to come together and Stop Diabetes®! The vision of the ADA is a life free of diabetes and all of the burdens that go with it. Raising awareness of this continually growing disease is one of the main efforts behind the mission of the ADA.
How can you help the fight to Stop Diabetes®? You can advocate, get walking, get riding, volunteer, and/or donate.
How do you know if you’re at risk? Take the diabetes risk test and see how you score.
Source: diabetes.org, stopdiabetes.com
It was only nine months ago we started offering recertified AEDs and well, it’s a hit!
Recertified AEDs are the choice for schools, clinics, and other public settings that are looking to stretch their budget. All recertified AEDs are comprehensively tested and certified to meet the same performance standards as new units. Not only do all recertified AEDs come with a one year warranty, but Basic and Premium Service Plans are available, including free loaner programs.
If that wasn’t enough, we now offer a program where you can trade in and trade up to a “new” recertified AED. It’s simple, just give us a call and let us know what model AED you’d like to trade in. We’ll do some homework and get back to you ASAP with the trade in value of your unit(s). If you accept our offer you’re then able to apply the trade in credit towards a “new” recertified AED.
Take a moment and check out what we have to offer.
Did you know that you can trade in your AED and trade up to a “new” recertified AED?
It’s a new program to School Kids Healthcare and we’re really excited to be able to share it with you. It’s simple, just give us a call and let us know what model AED you’d like to trade in. We’ll do some homework and get back to you ASAP with the trade in value of your unit(s). If you accept our offer you’re then able to apply the trade in credit towards a “new” recertified AED.
We also wanted to let you know that we offer Basic and Premium Service Plans at excellent rates to protect your investment on not only recertified, but new AED equipment too.
Out with the old, in with the new, and you save some money too – how can you go wrong?
Did you realize that except for skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women? Breast cancer does not only affect women, but men too. In 2009 (the most recent year with available statistics) 211,731 women and 2001 men in the United Sates were diagnosed with breast cancer. That same year 40,676 women and 400 men in the United States died from breast cancer.
In recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month we’d like to remind you of the importance of breast cancer screening. Most health insurance companies pay for the cost of breast cancer screening tests, but if you are worried about the cost here’s a resource that offers free or low-cost mammograms and education about breast cancer:
National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP) / Do you qualify?
Lots of things (risk factors) can increase the chance that you’ll get breast cancer, however some of these things you can control.
Have you heard about MedStorm by Curaplex? Our MedStorm brand enables nurses to deliver quality treatment and improve patient outcomes. With a portfolio of everyday products and solutions across multiple clinical categories, we continue to anticipate the need of tomorrow’s healthcare while responding to the needs of today. Right now we have assorted hospital nurse latex free gloves, children’s emergency blankets, and more ready for you to check out. Everyday we’re adding more and more MedStorm products to our site, so check back often.
No matter a child’s age, at this time of year they may be experiencing some back to school fears. Situations presenting challenges or fear in a child range, but here are seven common back to school fears to think about:
Change – is your child starting at a new school this year?
Previous bad experiences – has your child experienced bullying, or other personal or academic stress?
Schedule changes – will your child be moving from classroom to classroom or taking part in new activities?
Unknowns – “Will I fit in? Where’s my classroom? Who’s my teacher?”
Social difficulties – does your child have problems fitting in with other children?
Getting lost – “I’m going to be late! Where’s my classroom?”
Making the grade – will your child have more homework or be taking advanced classes this year?
Every problem may not call for the same solution, but as a parent one of the best things you can do is talk with your child about how they’re feeling. Once you know what they’re thinking and how they’re feeling it will be easier to work through any challenges or fears.
Did you know depression affects 14% to 20% of adolescents with diabetes and is more common in girls?
In a school setting there are three things school nurses need to remember when it comes to diabetes and depression.
1. Depression and diabetes are common comorbidities. If you see signs of depression, remember to obtain the appropriate consent and approvals for students under the age of 18 before screening.
2. Depression can interfere with self-management skills and may make diabetes worse, so connect students to community resources to help them reduce the risk of complications.
3. Depression and risk-taking behaviors are common in adolescents with diabetes. Keep educational materials ready and available to help students in need.