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Survive Ticks
June 13, 2019

Protect Yourself from Summer Tick Bites

Posted by Dr. Eugene Park

With summer fast approaching, everyone is making plans to camp and hike. You are all set to step out and enjoy the warm weather, and so are the tiny summer pests like ticks. Tickborne diseases are growing health concern in the United States during summer, and it is important to take steps to prevent these diseases.

What are ticks?
Ticks are tiny spiderlike creatures—hiding among grass, bushes,

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Being Prepared Can Help You and Your Family Survive a Disaster
June 6, 2019

Being Prepared Can Help You and Your Family Survive a Disaster

Posted by Thomas L. Horowitz, D.O.

Disasters often catch us by surprise. They can throw our lives out of whack for days or even weeks. Even though they often can’t be predicted, their negative impact can be reduced by having a strong emergency preparedness plan in place. It is important to think, prepare and make quick decisions!
Emergency preparedness involves three key aspects:

1. Communication: Before an emergency strikes, it is important

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June 3, 2019

How can value-based care help improve population health?

Posted by Suman Radhakrishna, MD FACP

Management of quality and cost in healthcare is an ongoing issue. Increased spending does not always equate with improved quality. Value-based healthcare is a new initiative intended to correct these issues. It aims to provide better care for individuals and better health for populations at a lower cost.

The concept behind value-based healthcare is not new in the United States. The Health Maintenance Organization Act in

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Rycelonia Tan’s Job at CHA HPMC Keeps Her Healthy and Happy
May 24, 2019

Rycelonia Tan’s Job at CHA HPMC Keeps Her Healthy and Happy!

Posted by Divya Sathyanarayanan

May is celebrated as Global Employee Health and Fitness Month, and CHA HPMC recognizes the importance of employee well-being as it drives overall business performance. Rycelonia Tan, Registered Nurse (RN), at CHA HPMC, shares how the company helps her maintain a healthy lifestyle.

What does fitness mean to you?
Fitness keeps me going. I wake up in the morning feeling good, come to work with a lot of

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Facts About Diabetic Eye Disease
May 20, 2019

Facts About Diabetic Eye Disease

Posted by Dr. Rohit Varma

Diabetes can significantly affect your eyesight and the health of your eyes. According to the World Health Organization, diabetes is one of the leading causes of blindness and visual impairment among adults around the world. The National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of Health, states diabetes often leads to or exacerbates retinopathy, macular edema, glaucoma and cataracts. The American Diabetes Association also cautions that a

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