Daily Archives February 20, 2015

Are Urgent Care Centers Actually Equipped to Treat Measles?

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Urgent care centers and retail clinics have made recent news headlines again as a result of the measles outbreak, which has now infected over 130 people and spread to 17 different states in addition to the nation’s capital, Washington D.C., according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Several urgent care centers in the areas surrounding Disneyland — where outbreak originated — temporarily closed their doors at the beginning of the outbreak in order to minimize exposure to patients not infected by the virus.

However, the measles outbreak has also served as a platform of discussion for parents and pediatricians over the risks associated early childhood vaccinations. While there are only a handful of official studies linking early childhood vaccination to chronic illness, de

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Activities in Assisted Living

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Moving into retirement housing can be a stressful experience for many seniors. Often, the question is asked “What is there to do?” With many retirement homes employing only one activities director and operating on a small budget, the answer to that question may shape a senior’s decision to move to an assisted living community. Even with the limited budget, there are many activities that assisted living homes can coordinate for their residents.

  • Exercise is one of the most important things to look for in a retirement home activity list. Studies have shown that seniors who remain active are at a lower risk for dementia and are less likely to suffer debilitating falls. Many retirement homes offer yog
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