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Crucial Considerations When Responding to Emergencies


Date: June 16th, 2022

Crucial Considerations When Responding to Emergencies
When a disaster hits, people need to know what to do. Waiting for instructions slows down the situation and puts more people at risk. As you get more serious about disaster preparedness, list out the following steps on paper for reference when responding to emergencies.
While there’s no way to predict when an emergency will occur, there are ways to prepare for it. Whether you’re a building owner or manager or an employee working on-site, knowing what to do in the face of sudden disaster goes a long way toward minimizing damage or harm and protecting your assets.

Why You Should Pair Your Iron with Vitamin C


Date: June 12th, 2022

Iron and Vitamin C: Why You Should Pair the Two Nutrients
Iron is an essential mineral nutrient and a key player in both the cardiovascular and respiratory systems. It is mainly acquired through diet because the human body cannot synthesize it.
Vitamin C is also an essential element that plays a crucial role in multiple physiological functions.
Some nutrients work perfectly together, while others inhibit each other’s functionality. So, are iron and vitamin C, a dynamic duo or parallel nutrients?

Administering Healthcare in a Digital Environment: Using Tech to Improve the Patient Experience


Date: June 8th, 2022

Health Trends Post COVID: A Spotlight on Telemedicine
Access to products and services including healthcare services reduced when coronavirus hit the globe. The count and frequency of patients visiting healthcare facilities went down due to the far-reaching effects of the virus, particularly in public health facilities.
It’s normally hectic, time-consuming, and expensive to visit primary specialists and healthcare facilities in the US. These obstacles can cause inconveniences to ill patients trying to access or get assistance from healthcare providers.

Blood borne Pathogen Safety Considerations for Hospitality Workers


Date: June 4th, 2022

Tips to Avoid Hotel Blood borne Pathogens
Hotel workers meet various risks within the workplace. Beyond security and ethics are health issues. All of these factors affect workers and how they run their everyday operations.
Hotel blood borne pathogens are a primary concern when it comes to occupational wellness. It is estimated that blood borne pathogens are the second leading health risk in the hospitality sector after airborne pathogens.

HIV and Heart Disease: What is the Link?


Date: May 31st, 2022

HIV and Heart Disease: What is the Link?
HIV is a big deal for your heart health. Without proper care, you are twice as likely to have a heart attack or stroke if you have HIV. That risk goes up even more if you don’t take your antiretroviral therapy (ART) every day.
HIV and heart disease aren’t such a long shot as you imagine. Even if you don’t have medical problems (like high blood pressure or diabetes) and keep your viral load low with ART, the odds of a heart attack are still 1.5 times higher than someone who doesn’t have HIV and is the same age as you.

9 Strategies to Bolster Your Immune System


Date: May 27th, 2022

Tips & Strategies to Boost Your Immune System
Immunity is the natural capacity of the body to fight off disease-causing microbes like viruses, bacteria and any foreign substance present in the body.
The immune system is essential for human survival because it keeps the body healthy by fighting off pathogens.
It comprises many cells, body organs and tissues that spread all over the body and are on the lookout for any invaders. A compromised immunity usually means trouble. So how can you boost your immune system?

Heart Failure Symptoms: What Causes the Heart to Fail?


Date: May 23rd, 2022

Heart Failure Symptoms & Tips to Remedy Them
Heart failure is a condition in which the heart can’t pump enough blood and oxygen to meet the body’s needs. It usually happens when the heart muscle has been damaged or weakened.
A heart attack, high blood pressure and coronary artery disease are some of the most common causes of heart failure. When you have heart failure, your organs don’t get enough blood flow. This causes them to work less effectively than normal.

Splash Safety: Curbing Infections Due to Splashing Blood & Body Fluids


Date: May 20th, 2022

Splash Safety in The Hospital: Avoiding Infectious Blood and Body Fluids
Healthcare workers are exposed to a wide range of infectious blood and body fluids. Splash safety, while a simple concept, is often misinterpreted and misapplied by hospital employees.
In today’s healthcare environment, there is no room for error – especially when it comes to preventing exposure to potentially-deadly pathogens.
Hospital employees must be aware of the principles and practices of splash safety – and never sacrifice personal protection to serve and/or please patients or other staff. Understanding the dangers, knowing how splashes can occur, and understanding proper procedures will prevent injuries and save lives.

Understanding Diabetic Heart Disease


Date: May 16th, 2022

What Is Diabetic Heart Disease?
Diabetes and heart disease are very common in older adults. In fact, there are approximately 4 million older adults in the United States that have both diabetes and heart disease.

This article discusses how these two common conditions affect each other and how you can avoid the complications associated with diabetic heart disease.

Can First Aid Training Boost Your Occupational Portfolio?


Date: May 12th, 2022

First Aid Training: Can it Boost Your Portfolio?

In a competitive job market, having additional skills is vital in winning the job of your dreams.

For instance, enrolling in a first aid training class can help you stand out among other job applicants or workmates. First aid skills are important emergency response techniques useful even in office environments.

Though workplace accidents are not an everyday thing, sometimes they happen and when they do, the repercussions can be far-reaching. Organizations care about employee wellbeing–most would rather work with safety-savvy employees than begin from scratch.
Most times, extra credentials like a first-aid certificate can be the tie-breaker if your CV matches another applicant’s portfolio,

First aid classes usually involve simple but crucial steps that can help rescue workers from small accidents or sudden collapses due to cardiac arrests and heart attacks.