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ACLS and BCLS: What Are They and Who Needs Them

ACLS and BCLS are integral credentials for medical professionals to have. ACLS is short for Advanced Cardiac Life Support, while BCLS is short for Basic Cardiac Life Support. BCLS is also known as BLS, Basic Life Support. It is recommended that doctors are well-versed and certified in both. These certifications prepare trainees for a wide range of heart conditions and complications that are likely to occur in a medical setting. These skills are applicable for resuscitation and cardiac support in hospitals and in the field.  BCLS is not limited to medical professionals. CPR is a common term for BCLS. The certification is very common, as medical professionals, dentists, first responders, and lifeguards are typically required to be certified to obtain a license to work in their respective fields. Being certified in ACLS is more difficult, yet it is recommended for more advanced cardiac life support situations where a higher degree of knowledge is required to properly assess and manage situ…

A Call For Women To Stop Wearing Yoga Pants To The Gym

Women should stop wearing yoga pants to the gym immediately, at least that's the opinion of one New York Time's writer. 



https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/17/opinion/sunday/yoga-pants-sweatpants-women.html

ACLS Algorithm

ACLS Adult Algorithm - ACLS certification prep materials.

http://cprtrainingfast.com/downloads/ACLS.pdf

Feeling Stressed? Smell Your Partner's Laundry

It's a long known fact that stress can impact your health, and prolonged stress may have impacts as serious as cardiac disease.  It's not surprising that reducing stress is on some many people's new year's resolution lists.  A recent study has found that a simple way to help reduce stress may be smelling clothing items worn by your partner.  Dirty t-shirt, anyone?

https://www.menshealth.com/sex-women/smell-test-stress

West Virginia, The Flu Is Headed Your Way!

As reported flu cases start to increase in West Virginia, health care professionals say it is not too late to get the flu shot.  While you can still get the flu if you're vaccinated, symptoms of this year's strain can be lessened as can recovery time. 

If you haven't yet been vaccinated or think you may be experiencing the first symptoms, seek help quickly.  Click this helpful link to MedExpress Urgent Care for locations near you.   
http://www.herald-dispatch.com/news/flu-activity-worsens-in-w-va-ohio-as-peak-approaches/article_12d1b55a-36a9-5baf-ab30-f1cc80976e37.html

Ever Feel Like Someone's Watching You? Well, Netflix Is!

Creepy tweet from Netflix that they're watching us!
https://techcrunch.com/2017/12/12/netflix-reminds-everyone-its-creeping-on-them/?ncid=mobilenavtrend

This Year's Flu Shot - Only 10% Effective?

How important is getting a flu shot this year if it is possibly only 10% against effective?

http://www.toledoblade.com/Medical/2017/12/10/Amid-questions-on-effectiveness-experts-recommend-flu-vaccinations.html

Gummy Vitamins, Not Much More Benefit Than Candy

So you've finally gotten in the routine of taking a daily multivitamin.  They're right there on your vanity and they just taste so good that you somewhat look forward to taking them each day.  You're patting yourself on the back for sticking to this healthy routine, and then you read this...http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-5144605/Gummy-vitamins-NOT-work-harm-good.html

Holiday Family Time, For Better Or Worse

Norman Rockwell painted the scenario of the perfect American family, gathered together at the holidays and embracing each others company.  But for many, that scenario is merely a myth for magazine covers and scenarios.  Here are a few tips for surviving the holidays with family:
http://www.oprah.com/omagazine/dealing-with-a-dysfunctional-family-during-the-holidays

Could Telemedicine Be The Newer, Better Urgent Care?

With the state of health care being in flux, the boundaries of "traditional" medicine and doctor's office visits are being pushed.  A decade ago, urgent care clinics were still considered somewhat cutting but now face the possibility of losing some of their customers to telemedicine.  While the original telemedicine concept was to provide health care access to people in remote areas, their demographics are rapidly changing. Along with that comes new opportunities for health care providers.
The Benefits of Working Telemedicine