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How to Decrease the Spread of the Coronavirus

Decrease the Spread of the Coronavirus Wash your hands regularly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Clean your hands at the door and schedule regular hand washing reminders by email IT…

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Skin Tears and how to deal with them

There are three basic types of skin tears. Type 1: No skin loss Linear or flap tear which can be repositioned to cover the wound bed Type 2: Partial flap loss Flap cannot be repositioned to cover the wound Type 3: Total flap…

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Dehydration in Seniors

What are the signs and symptoms of dehydration? Dehydration can be difficult to identify in the elderly. Constipation, decreased urination, weight loss, increased heart rate,  anorexia, nausea, dry mouth , sunken eyeballs, few or no tears and decreased functional ability are…

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How to Minimize Salt in Your Diet

Sodium puts us at a higher risk for heart disease and elevated blood pressure, and even without a shake here and there, our food is already brimming with it. The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends limiting sodium intake to less…

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Virus De Jour in San Luis Obispo County Norovirus

The Norovirus has been making the rounds in San Luis Obispo County. Anyone can get Norovirus infection, and can get it many times since immunity is not long-lasting. What are the signs and symptoms of Norovirus infection? Nausea Vomiting Diarrhea…

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