5 tips for docs working with vacationers

To doctors, summer vacationers can be more painful to deal with than a sunburn on the 4th of July. Being located in the popular tourist destination of Charleston, S.C., Frederick Schaffer, MD, clinical associate professor at the Medical University of South Carolina, and his students, know firsthand…

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How to best prepare and adapt for shared risk and value-based payment: Tips for practice managers

UAS president and CEO, Nick Hollis, was quoted in the most recent Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) members magazine. The article was an industry roundtable on valuable tips for practice managers. Please see the page in the magazine below where Nick is quoted. MGMA Connexion pg 57

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General aviation pilots advised to watch use of common medications

The half a million general aviation pilots in the United States should watch their use of everyday drugs, regulators and industry officials urged Wednesday. In issuing the advisory, officials warned over-the-counter medications accounted for 12 percent of general aviation crashes in the past…

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Helpful Tips To Battle Mold From The Recent Storms

As flood waters from recent inclement weather recede, the potential for mold growth in homes and businesses may become prevalent.  Damp conditions from flooding create the perfect breeding grounds for mold to grow, which can happen as soon as two days after flooding.  It's important to dry out…

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At Home: How to get a really clean, allergy-free home

Warning: The contents of this column may cause runny nose, sneezing and watery eyes. Just thinking about the dust mites, mold and toxins likely lurking in your home is enough to cause gasping and wheezing.

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When Allergies Attack! Asthma and Allergies in America (Infographic)

Seeing how combating unhealthy air quality and allergies are the main factors Oransi builds our high quality HEPA air purifiers, we have compiled the most recent statistics on allergies and asthma in the U.S. to show you how important fresh, clean air is to millions of Americans. Some of the facts…

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6 Unexpected Allergens that can Cause Backyard Blues

Outdoor summer gatherings can bring a lot of unwanted guests - from mosquitos and rain, to your nosey neighbor. The last thing you should have to worry about is the everyday items in your backyard that might cause summertime blues.  More than 50 million Americans have allergies and asthma, which…

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Case Report: Allergic Rhinitis (AR)

Learning Objectives: 1. ) Better understand the seasonal and perennial allergies that Louisianans face, particularly in the summer. 2. ) Learn more about allergy treatment options in the family practice setting. 3. ) Understand the need for primary care providers to provide allergy care.Draft…

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Traveling and Allergies: Unfortunately, the two can go hand in hand

Who doesn't like to travel? Most people do, right? Of course there are some who would rather skip the airport lines, highway traffic and high gas prices, but for the most part people like to see new places, people and things as much as they can, especially during the summer months. But a lot of…

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What Is Hay Fever?

Hay fever, also known as allergic rhinitis, is a common problem that causes cold-like symptoms. Sufferers experience a runny nose, sneezing and sinus pressure, and at certain times of the year, the symptoms can become unbearably uncomfortable. According to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma…

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Flu Symptoms Could be Winter Allergies

Are you worried that you're getting a cold? It might actually be something else. This flu season is shaping up to be one of the worst in years. But not every sniffle and sneeze signals the flu or a cold. They could mean winter allergies.

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Tips for dealing with cedar allergies

Sunny, breezy weather can be harsh on cedar sufferers. If you suffer from cedar alleregies, try to stay indoors on a high pollen day.

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The surprising truth about carpet

Carpet has gained quite the reputation in the past decade, fueled by a multitude of assumptions. But is there truth behind the rumors about this very popular flooring option? With a little investigation you’ll find many are completely false – making carpet a viable flooring optionthat can benefit…

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Do I Have Fall Allergies or the Flu?

Are you feeling tired? Have a scratchy throat? Maybe you nose is running. This is happening to many people right now. You may be wondering what is going on. Am I getting sick or what?

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Four things you might not know about fall allergies

As most allergy sufferers will tell you, allergy symptoms can always be bothersome, turning any time of year into sneezing season. A runny nose, itchy eyes and scratchy throat can arise as the days get shorter and the leaves begin to change.

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Spring allergies… in summer, autumn and winter!

Allergic diseases are becoming more common, and they don’t only affect people in spring. While high levels of pollen at spring time increase the rate of hay fever, lower levels of pollen occur throughout the year and can cause allergic huffing and puffing, sneezing and wheezing at any time of……

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Kids’ Best Friend? Dogs, Cats May Lower Risk for Respiratory Illnesses

Katy Nelson, a veterinarian from Alexandria, Va., feels fortunate that her young children -- a 4-year-old son and 1-year-old daughter -- haven't been sick very much. "My daughter had one cold after she turned 1," Nelson said. She attributes their good health to a number of things. She keeps a clean…

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Keep Up the Good Work(out), Even Under Common Summer Problems

Workouts often go one of two ways during the Summer months: either you're inspired to exercise more because it's beautiful outside, or a busy calendar or uncomfortable weather get in the way of a sweat session. If the latter sounds all too familiar, here's how to make sure workouts happen even when…

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Dealing with allergies in the Allergy Capital

Knoxville ranks first in the nation, but no one is cheering. Instead, many of us are reaching for tissue, over-the-counter antihistamines, and a neti pot.

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Wearing perfume? You’re not allowed in here

Wearing perfume or after-shave? You're not allowed in here. Some government offices are banning the use of perfumes. That's the message some government offices and hospitals are giving visitors.

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