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Tips for Lowering High Blood Pressure

According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), about 1 of 3 U.S. adults, or about 70 million people, have high blood pressure. Normal healthy blood pressure is defined as: a systolic pressure under 120 and a diastolic pressure under 80. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is defined as: a systolic pressure of 140 or higher and/or a diastolic pressure of 90 or higher.


Hospitals Penalized for High Rates of Infection

In 2015, over 700 U.S. hospitals will be penalized for high rates of hospital acquired conditions (HAC). These penalties are part of the Hospital-Acquired Condition (HAC) Reduction Program that was established as part of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). The program was started to give hospitals an incentive to reduce their rate of HACs.


3 Ways Springtime Can Help Renew Your Health

Spring is here and with it comes many opportunities to nurture your health. Warmer weather and the rejuvenating spirit of the season can be motivating for improving your well-being. Here are some great activities you can incorporate into a healthy lifestyle while celebrating Spring! 


November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month and as a healthcare company we feel it is important to share information regarding this aggressive cancer. Early detection can be a life saver for this disease and monitoring your health for symptoms is crucial.
Taken from, here are some statistics showing the seriousness of pancreatic cancer.


Upcoming October 1st Deadline for EHR Incentive Program

Time is running out to take full advantage of the Medicare EHR Incentive Program. Providers must begin Meaningful Use of Certified Technology by October 1, 2014 to receive maximum incentives (up to $24,000) from the Medicare Program. 2014 is the last year that eligible professionals (EPs) can register to participate and begin demonstrating meaningful use (MU) to earn an incentive.


School Wellness Policies

It’s Back to School time and one new thing parents may notice is an enhanced school wellness policy. Beginning July 1, 2014, more than 22,000 schools are now eligible to serve free breakfast and lunch to all students as part of a nationwide expansion of the National School Lunch Program/School Breakfast Program.


Preventing Inpatient Falls

Every 36 seconds a patient falls in a U.S. hospital

Inpatient falls cost the U.S. healthcare system over $20 billion annually