Day: March 21, 2020

Top 10 Most Common Diseases Found in Hospitals

norovirusIn what might be a pretty startling statistic for those who are not part of the health professions, the Centers for Disease Control estimate that just ten different diseases are responsible for a full 84 percent of all hospital visits and all complications among patients once they have been admitted to the hospital.

In a world where it seems like health threats are increasing by the day, this list of potential viral infections and microbial ailments has remained remarkably consistent over the course of the past few decades. To get a better understanding of the human immune system, as well as the way hospitals are setup to deal with these problems, it’s worth reviewing each of these ten diseases and how they manifest themselves in a stunning 84 percent of common cases.

1. Norovirus
Noroviruses are generally called “the flu” by many patients, most of whom believe that the symptoms

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Pennsylvania Hospital History: Stories – Nation’s First Hospital

The Story of the
Creation of the Nation’s First Hospital

Pennsylvania Hospital was founded in 1751 by Dr. Thomas Bond
and Benjamin Franklin “to care for the sick-poor and insane
who were wandering the streets of Philadelphia.” At the
time, Philadelphia was the fastest growing city in the 13 colonies.
In 1730, the population numbered 11,500 and had grown to 15,000
by 1750 (the city continued to grow and by 1776, its 40,000 residents
made Philadelphia the second largest English-speaking city in
the British Empire).

The docks and wharves along the Delaware River teemed with activity
as ships bound for foreign ports loaded up with flour, meat and
lumber while overseas vessels delivered European-manufactured
goods and wines. Foreign visitors noted with envy the city’s
growing prosperity. Although the majority of the population was
neither extremely wealthy nor extremely poor, there was a significant
increase in the number

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King County Secure Medicine Return

King County residents can safely dispose of the medicines they no longer need by taking  them to a drop-box located throughout King County. Participating pharmacies, clinics, hospitals and law enforcement offices will accept most prescription and over-the-counter medicines for disposal. Mail-back envelopes are also available for residents that are home bound or have limited mobility. There is no cost to residents to use this service.

Help keep our kids, families and communities safe


Children can be curious
Children can be curious and can get into medicines or mistake them for candy. A leading cause of preventable poisoning for children under age six is medicines found in the home. Safely storing what you need and disposing of what you don’t helps keep families safe.

 

Teens believe it’s safe
Many teens mistakenly believe it is safe to misuse prescription and over-the-counter drugs because they get them from the home. More than half

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Why your dentist costs so much

Back in April I wrote about a person near and dear to me — yes, my husband — who needed two new crowns for $3,442. I published his experience in a post, Is Your Dentist Ripping You Off? Dentists howled in protest at the provocative headline, though most agreed with the content of the story.

Patients howled too, about the high cost of dental work, and the feeling that they’ve encountered dentists who don’t have their best interests at heart. Here’s a typical letter: “My wife saw a dentist who quoted her $750. Then halfway through the job, when she was numb and had a big hole in her mouth, he told her he misquoted the price and it was going to be $1,500. She could not exactly argue.” Another reader wrote of going to two different dentists and getting two completely different opinions about what his mouth needs and

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23 Things You’re Doing That Would Horrify Your Dentist

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If going to the dentist isn’t exactly your favorite annual appointment, you’re not alone. According to a 2018 survey from the American Dental Association (ADA), just 58 percent of Americans visit the dentist in an average year. However, skipping those check-ups is just one of the many ways you’re likely harming your teeth. With the help of dentists, we’ve rounded up all the surprising habits that could be causing your teeth irreparable harm.

Soda Water
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While opting for carbonated water instead of sugary drinks may get a thumbs up from your general practitioner, the same can’t be said for your dentist. According to Adam Silevitch, DMD, a partner at Pediatric Dentists NYC, seltzer can cause serious problems for those who drink it regularly. “Even if it’s unflavored, it contains carbonic acid, which can wear away tooth enamel,” says Silevitch. While you may be unwilling to ditch that soda water entirely,

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Senate Committee on Health | Senate Health Committee

DURING THESE UPRECEDENTED TIMES, WE ARE AVAILABLE TO ASSIT YOU

 

To protect public health and slow the transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the State Capitol is closed to the public.  However, we are working remotely to continue to serve you. 

  • We are receiving office phone calls and responding to all email communication during the business hours of 9:00 am ~ 5:00 pm ~ Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. 

 

  • We will continue to receive position letters on all legislation via the advocacy portal, fax, and mail. (change language to be specific to each committee) 

 

  • We will continue to keep our website up to date on the status of our bill hearings.

 

  • Author’s Amendments to bills in our committee will be accepted and processed during the recess. 

 

Please note the various ways we are available to assist you:

 

Senate Health Committee phone: 916-651-4111

 

Senate Health Committee Consultants:

Melanie Moreno           Melanie.Moreno@sen.ca.gov

Teri

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Army sports and fitness

Patch Fitness Center

Due to the COVID-19 situation, this facility is closed until further notice. Unmanned access is not available during this time.

Monday 5 a.m. – 8 p.m. (FOB access after 8 p.m. )
Tuesday 5 a.m. – 8 p.m. (FOB access after 8 p.m.)
Wednesday 5 a.m. – 8 p.m. (FOB access after 8 p.m.)
Thursday 5 a.m. – 8 p.m. (FOB access after 8 p.m.)
Friday 5 a.m. – 8 p.m. (FOB access after 8 p.m.)
Saturday 7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. (FOB access after 3 p.m.)
Sunday 7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. (FOB access after 3 p.m.)
Thanksgiving Unmanned Access Only
Christmas Day Unmanned Access Only
New Year’s Day Unmanned Access Only

Panzer Fitness Center

Due to the COVID-19 situation, this facility is closed until further notice. Unmanned access is not available during this time.

Monday 5 a.m. – 8 p.m. (FOB access after 8 p.m.)
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Providence St. Peter Hospital | Providence Washington

A Message to our Community
We continue to closely monitor the spread of COVID-19 in our community. The health and safety of our patients and caregivers remains our top priority. Learn more about changes to our visitation policy at Providence St. Peter Hospital.

We’re giving back to our communities

Providence provides care for the residents of Thurston, Lewis, Mason, Grays Harbor and Pacific counties.

This investment includes $6.9 million in free and reduced care for those in need and $37.3 million to pay for the cost of underfunded government programs such as Medicaid. Learn more.

A “magnet” hospital means excellence in nursing care

St. Peter is proud to be a Magnet® recognized hospital. We received our first designation in 2010 and were re-designated for this award in February of 2015. We have been awarded a Magnet site visit Jan. 13-15, 2020. Learn more about nursing at St. Peter Hospital.

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