On Memorial Day, We Remember

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 8:16:04 AM America/New_York

What will you be doing this Memorial Day? Perhaps you will be visiting family and friends to enjoy a cookout. However you spend your day, pause to honor those who went to war to keep us free and safe. My father was a Lieutenant Colonel in the Army and served in WWll and in the Korean War. My brother served in View Nam. Both returned safely. My mother always reminded my family to remember the soldiers who served in our armed forces. She would tell us how grateful she was to the military nurses who saved the lives of the injured soldiers and comforted those they were unable to save.

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Comments | Posted in Action Products, Inc. By Peggy Forcelli

IMPROVING PATIENT CARE THROUGH TEAM COMMUNICATION

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 10:13:51 AM America/New_York

“The evolution in health care and a global demand for quality patient care necessitate a parallel health care professional development with a great focus on a patient centered teamwork approach,” observe the authors of a paper published by the Sudanese Association of Pediatricians. For the first part of this month, our Action Products blog will explore resources and techniques for improving patient care through improved team communication.

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Comments | Posted in Action Products, Inc. By Sally Fulmer

THE DELICATE BALANCE OF RISKS AND BENEFITS IN BARIATRIC SURGERY

Monday, April 29, 2019 11:36:50 AM America/New_York

THE DELICATE BALANCE OF RISKS AND BENEFITS IN BARIATRIC SURGERY

Bariatric surgery is performed to reduce the risks of potentially life-threatening weight-related health problems, the Mayo Clinic website explains, including:

  • gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • heart disease
  • high blood pressure
  • sleep apnea
  • type 2 diabetes
  • stroke
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7-YEAR OUTCOMES OF BARIATRIC SURGERY STUDIED AT 10 HOSPITALS

Monday, April 29, 2019 11:06:47 AM America/New_York

Just what are the 7-year weight and co-morbidity changes following bariatric surgery?

A multicenter longitudinal research project focused on this very question, studying patients at ten hospitals who had undergone either Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) or laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB).

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