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Healthy Computer Habits: Tips for you and your Family

April 12, 2012 |

In this highly computerized world, more and more people of all ages are experiencing aches and pains that come from sitting at a computer for long periods of time. These aches and pains are felt in the neck, shoulder, upper and lower  back, wrist and elbow joints. In some cases, the nerves to the hand become compressed, causing weakness and/or tingling in the fingers. These symptoms can occur in the onset of Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI), which may include damage to tendons, muscles, nerves and other soft tissues from repeated physical movements over time.

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24 Hour Urine Collection

April 11, 2012 |

Patient Education Guides: 24 Hour Urine Collection
A complete collection is necessary for an accurate test result.
PROCEDURE
1. The laboratory will provide a 24-hour urine collection container. Some collections require the addition of acid as a preservative. The preservatives can cause irritation on the skin if splashed or spilled. Never urinate directly into the container. Keep container upright and keep out of reach of children.

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Best Practices for MRSA

February 25, 2012 |

WHAT IS MRSA? Staphylococcus aureus is a germ that lives on the skin of healthy people. Occasionally S. aureus can cause an infection. When S. aureus develops resistance to certain antibiotics, it is called methicillin‐resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA.