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Nutrition

Importance of Lead Generation in a Medical Home Health Care Business

When you are in the home care business (medical or non medical), you must have tried your own ways of lead generating before as well. The traditional methods of lead generation are too monotonous and time consuming. When you try them out for your lead generation business, you are bound to face rejection initially. It is only after a lot of pursuing that these methods actually start producing results.
It is very important that the leads you get are prospective and hold some potential for conversion. For that, the leads must be exclusive and fresh. Used and recycled leads hardly have any prospects. That is why; you must never purchase any such leads which you will need to share with agents like you. Getting unique and exclusive leads mean; you have lesser number of competitions to deal with. You can approach the leads in your own way and pursue it according to your own ways.
Getting across such leads is literally impossible with the traditional methods or through the cheap internet leads. Most of these leads are exhausted and hardly hold any validity at all. You need regular flow of potential leads. The leads must be screened and verified. You must be provided with all the relevant details of the leads such as the full name, the physical address, the contact details and the income levels. This will give you a better idea about the offers you should make to the prospective leads.
To avail all these facilities, you must approach a professional lead generation company. These companies are experts in lead generation techniques and will get you the most prospective leads. When you give your details to the company, you will need to specify your niche; if any. The company will provide you the leads in accordance with your niche and you will pursue them likewise.
You must always look for a company that has a very good customer support. To ensure that you need to contact it and see how fast they respond. You must also get a choice of choosing the territory to which you will leads will belong. This will give you a greater advantage as pursuing your leads and working on them later on can become relatively easier. Lead generation is a big responsibility.
You cannot trust just any other company which is in this business. You must make a thorough research to find out the authenticity of the company and the quality of the service provided. You must also consider the affordability factor. So look for a cheap lead generation method; without compromising on the quality. When it comes to medical home health care business, the quality and quantity of the leads hold equal importance.…

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Healthy Nutrition

Emergency Care Basics

It is most likely that everyone wants to be physically fit and in the pink as always, but there are circumstances which are beyond your control and sometimes you get into some serious illnesses or be involved in some accidents which you so not want to happen at all. You will never know when an emergency will happen to you and to your love ones or your friends, it might happened on the subway, when you are at the office or in your house, wherever it maybe, you need to know what to do for you to be able to save lives and cease the day.
When you are in situation where you need or someone needs an urgent care which by the way means you or someone needs immediate medical attention with a profession. Say for example your ankle has been fractured, you do not need to book for an appointment with a physician just to be cured, you can be treated without prior notice if you will not be able to call your own doctor but if you are in conscious and you would want to be treated by a physician whom you are familiar with, then it is up to you.
If you or anybody that you know which needs immediate emergency care, you need to call your local ambulance station or your local police station, if you are new in the place it is best for you to have a copy of the emergency numbers inside your pocket at all times. When you are in a devastating event, even though it is hard to stay on focus and know what you have to do, you just have to be there would be nobody who can save you at that very instant but yourself. If you have a clear mind, you will be able to clearly think of what you have to do and who are the people whom you need to call.
In some places, asking the help of an ambulance would mean you need to pay some deductibles, so if you have insurance you need to clearly ask and know if their insurance policy has some coverage with regards to emergency care.
You only have one life, so it is a rule of the thumb that you take care of it for you and for those whom you love. There maybe times that you will be in some unlikely situations in your life and when this happen, you need to be sure that you know what to do.…

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Men'S Health

5 Safety Measures to Put in Place Before Implementing in Home Care

In home care can be a blessing, when elderly home health care is started in a home and done right. We all hear the horror stories of the individuals that took advantage of that aging senior while providing care for them. Many times, this occurred right under the noses of the family.
There are many safety measures you can take to protect yourself before you begin in home health care. If you are reading this, and have not taken these steps, it is not too late. I will address five of them today.
There are many good people in health care. But I am an individual that believes you should not tempt fate. You cannot put a price tag on preventing something disastrous from happening to your family. In home health care means bring strangers into your home. Many of these strangers, over time, will grow to be like your own family. Minor problems with any situation are not uncommon. There is always an adjustment period, for the aging senior family member as well as the health care workers.
The more serious problems, fraud, theft and abuse are rare. But, it does occur. So it is my goal to help you not to become a victim. I have had the opportunity of compiling a list of things that family members have shared with me. Many have had had some very unpleasant experiences and do not want others to have the same things happen to them.
The most simple advice is to use common sense and do not make anything of value easily available to anyone that is coming and going from the house. Sounds simple enough, but you do not think about keeping alcohol or narcotics locked up.
More on in home care and safety
Do not allow anyone to bring in the mail or make the mail available to anyone in the house. Credit card statements and bank account numbers make an individual a target for easy prey.
It is important that you take the time to make a room that you can lock up the valuable knick knacks, jewelry, credit cards, checkbooks etc. You may feel like these are extreme measures, but when you put things away and make them inaccessible it protects the health care worker as much as it does you and your family member from theft. It not only removes the temptation to take things it also protects the in home health care worker from being accused of taking something if it comes up missing. And I will tell from personal experience that things do get lost, or misplaced and even stolen by other family members.
Do not allow the wallet or the credit cards of the aging senior to be available to any outside help. Remove money, social security anything that can be used to steal an identity or obtain credit. If you have an aging senior that is adamant about keeping their wallet and having a credit card, get one with a very low limit, as in a few hundred dollars. Be sure to monitor the activity on this card online or monthly if not more often.
If you have a senior that is at home and uses a computer, make sure that their personal information or areas where they pay bills etc is password protected. It is important to make the computer off limits as a house rule. If you are not going to be able to monitor the activity when you are not there, just be on the safe side and make certain areas on the computer password protected just in case.
In home care allows caregivers freedom and the ability to carry on their lives while trying to honor the wishes of their loved one and keep them at home. The individuals that work and provide care for elderly home health care are very special people, kind and caring. When you find a good employee, treat them like gold, because they are priceless. Just use common sense and protect yourself and give yourself peace of mind.…

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Healthy Nutrition

Reclaiming the Body – The Foundation of Health Touch Through Massage Therapy

In the state of trauma, the body, in order to survive, will protect itself. This survival instinct is apart of the evolution and adaptation of humans, regardless if the response is due to a physical threat or not. With nerve fibers to respond with sensations and the brain to release chemicals, to ready our bodies to the physical challenges, we have, within normal perimeters, the tactics to react to stress, trauma or any other perceived threat. If conditioned enough times repetitively without enough processing time for recovery, or in the case of an extended duration, patterns can develop which can be deeply seated into the mind and body. These patterns switch on easily and often trigger the event or events that created the original trauma. Post traumatic stress disorder is a common diagnosis relating to this condition. Developing coping mechanisms is one way in which order to adapt to trauma.
Isolation, guilt, blame, anxiety, fear and resentment can be a few of the emotional conditions of coping. Often one internalizes feelings, resulting in repression, depression and tension in the body. Often times other physical symptoms and/or disorders manifest as well. Other forms of coping can take place forming addictions, attachments, detachments boundary issues, etc.
Healthy touch reinforces healthy boundaries, especially in the case of physical and sexual abuse. Often times trauma, as yet another coping mechanism, one can remove themselves from feeling and residing in their body. Healthy touch reclaims the body, sending a positive message of self acceptance, embodiment, safety, trust, openness, healthy vulnerability and self love.…

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Men'S Health

When Nurses Assume Leadership Roles

Nurses have evolved through the years. They have assumed different roles in the health care industry. They are now more than just doctor’s assistant. They have become health care professionals who are part of shaping the future of the health care industry. One of the roles that nurses assume is the leadership role. It can be supervisory or simply because you are the senior nurse. Some nurses are reluctant to take the leadership roles because they feel that they are not well equipped. Another reason is that they think they already have many responsibilities with their patients.
However, the increasing need for nursing leaders have become very vital. It is completely necessary for the benefit of the patients. Nurse leaders are important because they are the ones who will be involved in organizing, controlling and managing the activities of other nurses and patients.
Positively speaking the role of nurse leader is not as hard as one might think. You already possess all the needed qualities, all you have to do is up it in a much higher level and you are good to go.
Coordination
When you are just a staff nurse you are so used to coordinating with different things during your shift. You coordinate schedules of patients, doctor’s visits and even hospital records. As a nurse leader you will still do these things, but in a more massive scale. It would involve managing other nurses. This would also entail managing difficult situations from the nursing shifts, motivation of the staff and performance quality of the nurses.
Flexibility
Schedules can sometimes be changed. Sometimes there would be unexpected events that can happen. When you become nurse leaders this would be part and parcel of your role. There would be changes that you do not expect but you are trained to respond to these kinds of changes.
Encouragement
One of the things that we do with our patients is helping them feel encouraged to get better. We also help our colleagues get over an extremely difficult day by saying a few words of encouragement. When you assume the role of the leader you are the one who help junior nurses feel their way in the new environment that they entered. You will be the person they will look up to for strength and guidance.
Nurse leaders are extremely needed in the medical health care setting. It is one of the roles to assume for the benefit of the patients.…

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Nutrition

Traditional Medicine Compared to a Natural Health Approach

As more and more truth about the dangers of drug side effects and reactions is made public more and more parents are wisely turning to conservative, safe natural health care as an addition or even alternative to medical treatment. There are many who believe that it has to be either medical or natural but the fact is that both have their place and the approaches are not mutually exclusive.
Medicine and Natural healthcare are like two different tools in a tool box. Both useful, but each designed for a different purpose and each with strengths and weaknesses.
Most alternative healthcare options focus on putting your body in its most natural state so that your body can heal on its own. The biggest advantage of using natural health techniques is true disease prevention. This results in less sickness, longer life and a sustained higher quality of life. The primary weakness of natural health care is that it is not the best treatment option if you are in crisis and need emergency help.
The 3 keys to wellness via the natural approach are:
1) Optimal bio-mechanics including flexibility, strength, balance and posture.
2) Optimal bio-chemical factors in place such as good nutrition, detoxification and protection from commercial and environmental contaminates.
3) Ideal psychological/mental/emotional balance associated with good self-esteem, positive outlook and attitude and healthy relationships are key objectives.
These are the factors that produce excellent health, fast healing and high resistance to disease, not to mention enhanced performance and longevity.
Traditional Medicine’s strongest point is in the area of crisis care such as treating trauma, advanced infection, heart attack and stroke. The biggest weakness of the medical system is trying to design a drug or vaccine for every known symptom and condition. It is like the old saying what when you are a hammer everything starts looking like a nail. The sad reality is that most drugs are not only useless but dangerous as well resulting in the unnecessary deaths of over 200,000 Americans every year and organ damage (liver, kidney, stomach etc.) to millions more.
In the USA, the average number of prescriptions [drugs] per person, annually, in 1993 was seven and as of 2010 that number had doubled to an average of 14 prescriptions per person, annually!
The World Health Organization ranks the US healthcare system, which is primarily drug based, 37th in the world. We have this low ranking despite spending more than twice as much per person as any other nation in the world. Twice as expensive but ranked 37th overall!!
Now if you are having a medical crisis then our medical system is the best in the world and should, by all means, be sought out. But what if you are in the 99+% of the population who not experiencing a health crisis? That is when seeking out an experienced wellness doctor employing a natural health care system is the best solution.
The world’s largest non-drug natural primary healthcare system is the chiropractic profession. Whereas medicine is the study of disease and how to treat it, chiropractic is the study of health and wellness and how to regain and maintain it. Medicine sees health coming from the outside inward (mechanistic view) and Chiropractic sees health coming from the inside and expressed outward (vitalistic view).
Most medical doctors these days are familiar with the incredible safety and benefits of chiropractic and are happy to refer you to a chiropractor for care. Unfortunately there is still a minority of MD’s who have remained ignorant of all the positive chiropractic research and will even go as far as recommending against this extraordinary safe and effective form of treatment. WE all like to think of doctors doing what is best for their patients but the fact is that healthcare is also the way doctors feed their families. Competition in the business arena most definitely colors some doctor’s opinions of what is best and for whom it is best. The following research data may explain why some MD’s don’t like DC’s.
This is why some MD’s don’t like chiropractic!
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Chiropractic Research Fact Sheet
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Significant decreases in the utilization of medical services, and their attendant costs, were noted when chiropractors were used as primary care providers. In an Independent Physician Association (IPA) which permitted patients to select a doctor of chiropractic as their primary care physician, clinical and cost utilization based on 70,274 members over a seven year period demonstrated the following:
60.2 % decrease in hospital admissions,
59.0 % decrease in hospital days
62.0 % decrease in outpatient surgeries and procedures
85.0 % decrease in pharmaceutical costs compared to conventional medicine.
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After surveying 2,818 respondents in 156 practices, a strong connection was found between persons receiving chiropractic care and reported improvement in health, wellness, and quality-of-life.
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Whole Food Vitamins

Phlebotomists: Important Health Care Team Members

Just saying the word phlebotomist is quite a mouthful. So, what exactly is a phlebotomist and what do they do? Phlebotomists are trained to collect blood samples. It is very common for a routine doctor’s visit or a trip to the Emergency Department to include a blood sample. This can be frightening for a lot of patients. It is the job of the phlebotomist to put their patient at ease and collect the proper sample for the blood tests ordered. The phlebotomy experience starts with the paperwork. The first most important step of a phlebotomy procedure is correctly identifying the patient. It may seem simple, but it is vital. Most errors occur not in the actual testing process, but in the paperwork. Incorrectly labeled samples are a huge problem. There is more work involved in tracking down the correct patient and results than just taking the time to properly identify and label the samples from the start. With the technology of today and a lot of patient privacy laws, more and more companies are using bar-coding for patient identification. A bar code is not readable by a human and cannot tell you if an error has occurred. This is why it is so important to take the simple step at the very beginning to properly identify each and every patient.
The next thing a trained phlebotomist will do is asses the patient. If there are any questions, doubts or fears, now is the time to address them. A phlebotomist knows their job and can easily answer most questions up front. Putting the patient at ease allows for a better experience all around. Patients who are nervous or tense can have a more painful than necessary experience or provide a sample that is sub-par. Extreme tension in a patient will not provide a good sample. Some patients can even tense themselves up to the point of stopping their own blood flow. Phlebotomists can ease the tension of patients by talking to them and walking them step by step through the process. Even chatting about a topic that interests a patient can put them at ease enough to allow for proper collection of a blood sample.
The phlebotomist will then check the orders and obtain the proper sample containers for the blood collection. There are a variety of blood tests available and each one has specific requirements. Your trained phlebotomist knows exactly what tube or container to collect from you based on the order from the doctor. The trained phlebotomist has all the supplies needed on hand. They will then collect the sample from the patient. Each patient and situation is unique and your phlebotomist will be able to collect your blood sample based on your needs.
After the sample is collected, the phlebotomist will then label each sample with the proper labels or actually hand write on the blood tubes. This is another vital step in proper patient identification. After all of this is complete, your blood samples are sent to the laboratory for testing. The result reports are sent to the ordering physician for interpretation. Patients can then discuss their results with their doctor.
The trained phlebotomist is an important member of a health care team. Helping doctors and nurses to understand what is going on with patients through blood testing can reveal a lot about a patients current condition. With a trained phlebotomist on your side, you are in good hands.…