Monthly Archives: October 2019

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31 10, 2019

Importance of Proper Antibiotic Use and Avoiding Resistance

2019-10-16T17:17:31-07:00

Antibiotics are important medications that have many benefits when taken properly. However, it is common for individuals to misuse these medications, which can lead to antibiotic resistance — one of the most urgent threats to public health, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Antibiotics are used to fight off serious infections, [...]

Importance of Proper Antibiotic Use and Avoiding Resistance2019-10-16T17:17:31-07:00
24 10, 2019

Don’t Be Ghoulish: Healthcare Tips for a Safe Halloween Night

2019-10-16T17:14:03-07:00

No costume you see or haunted house you visit on Halloween night could be as scary as a trip to the Emergency Department (ED). According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, children are most frequently taken to the ED on Halloween night for eye injuries, flammable costumes and car collisions. Children are twice as likely [...]

Don’t Be Ghoulish: Healthcare Tips for a Safe Halloween Night2019-10-16T17:14:03-07:00
17 10, 2019

Keep Your Health in Check: The Importance of Annual Well-Woman Exams

2019-10-16T17:09:47-07:00

When we think of living a healthy lifestyle, nutrition and exercise most commonly come to mind. These two habits are very important to include in our day-to-day routines, but it’s also important to remember the role that regular medical check-ups play in our overall well-being — especially for women. For women of any age, an [...]

Keep Your Health in Check: The Importance of Annual Well-Woman Exams2019-10-16T17:09:47-07:00
10 10, 2019

Emergency Nurses Week – Celebrating Our Emergency Department

2019-10-16T16:55:58-07:00

Everyone wants to work at a place that’s well run and where every member of the team is valued and empowered. That’s why nurses and physicians choose to work in the Emergency Department (ED) at Prowers Medical Center. This week is Emergency Nurses Week, when emergency nurses across the country are celebrated for the positive [...]

Emergency Nurses Week – Celebrating Our Emergency Department2019-10-16T16:55:58-07:00
3 10, 2019

Protect Yourself Against Breast Cancer: Know the Symptoms and Get Screened

2019-10-16T16:51:39-07:00

Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October is the perfect time to raise awareness about the symptoms and risk factors of breast cancer. It’s also a great time to consider if it’s time for a mammogram, and a reminder to do self-checks for breast cancer on a monthly basis. The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) recommends [...]

Protect Yourself Against Breast Cancer: Know the Symptoms and Get Screened2019-10-16T16:51:39-07:00