Health

    Doctor visits and hospital stays can generate a lot of anxiety in the patient and family members.

    To help ease your mind, we’ve assembled a wealth of information to get you through the before and after stages.

    We also included first aid tips and general wellness advice from experts to keep you in tip-top condition.

     

    WHN TIP – Be safe, be smart and be prepared!


     

  • First Aid Tips for Tick Bites

    You’ve been bitten by a tick. Now what? Don’t panic. Here’s what to do. Remove the tick. Put on rubber or latex gloves to protect yourself and then remove the tick with a tick removal tool or fine-tipped tweezers. Grasp the tick as close to the skin as possible and pull it straight up and […]

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  • 5 Fast Facts about Ticks and People

    Tick, tick, tick… In case you missed the announcement, the countdown to tick season has ended and depending on where you live, these nasty little bloodsuckers are now out in full force. Here are five facts to know about these arachnids and how they can affect you. Ticks can be found throughout the United States. According […]

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  • Birth and Baby Resources

    Planning to have a baby or have a little one or two already? These organizations and websites will provide you with useful information and resources. American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP): Healthy Children.org HealthyChildren.org is the only parenting website backed by 66,000 pediatricians committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being […]

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  • Keep Your Focus on Safety This Summer

    June is National Safety Month. With that in mind, here are three areas where you can up your safety quotient. (Visit the NSC website for more information and downloadable resources.) Emergency Preparedness Whether caused by a natural disaster, health issue or an accident, emergencies can happen at any time. And even with 9-1-1, there’s still […]

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  • Hospice and Other Caregiving Resources

    If you or a loved one needs hospice or other caregiving help, these resources can provide information, advice and assistance. AARP–Medicare Resource Center Information on managed care, private insurance and Medicaid. The information is useful for all ages interested in learning more about health care coverage. The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) is a […]

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  • Mobility Issues? Here’s How to Make Your House Safer

    Are you or a family member dealing with unexpected mobility problem from an injury, stroke, aging or other cause? Here are some basic improvements that will make your home safer and easier to navigate under the circumstances. WHN TIP – Hire an Expert. While some of the changes can be done by a homeowner, others […]

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  • 10 Steps to Increase Your Patient Safety Awareness

    A national survey found that 1 in 5 people reportedly experienced a medical error in their own care and another third reported a medical error experienced by a close relative or friend. And nearly three quarters said that the mistake had a long-term or permanent impact. What can you do to prevent you or a […]

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  • Your Health: Using an AED

    Ever seen a little red and white square box in a hallway with red letters that spell AED? AED stands for Automated External Defibrillator – a device that helps restart the heart after it stops. Like CPR, using an AED device could help save a life in an emergency situation. Along with first aid and […]

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  • Kids and Burns — Here’s What to Know and Do

    According to the American Burn Association, almost one-quarter (24%) of all burn injuries occur in children under the age of 15, with 1,100 children dying each year from fire and burns. More than 136,000 children were seen in emergency rooms for burn injuries in 2011. During National Burn Awareness Week (observed the first full week […]

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  • Don’t Get Burned! — Tips From the American Burn Association

    According to the American Burn Association, burn injuries continue to be one of the leading causes of unintentional death and injury in the United States. As part of National Burn Awareness Week (observed the first full week in February), the ABA has provided the following statistics: Between 2011 and 2015, approximately 486,000 fire or burn […]

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