Is Blinking Really Necessary? Here Is Your Answer

Human beings blink a lot. Statistics show that the average human being usually blinks at a rate of about 20 blinks per minute. This, and the fact that human body doesn't really entrust "blink-acts" to its voluntary systems, and that it is almost automatic, suggests that it is important. Question is, is it really as important as it seems? While blinking might look like a mindless activity, it is not. As scientists have found out, blinking may just be the reason why you still have your eyesight. [Read More]

Hospice Care: Is It Time To Call? What Should You Do?

One of the most difficult decisions you will have to make is when to contact hospice care for services for your parent. Hospice has many advantages that are important to you and your family and choosing the right time to call for help could impact which services are available to you. Here are some guidelines on determining when is the appropriate time to seek help and what to do when it is time. [Read More]

Underlying Dangers Lurking In Daycare

If you place your child in a daycare facility, you're probably aware of the most common threats to his or her health and safety. Besides everyday perils such as germs and infection, there may be less obvious threats lurking behind the closed doors of child care. From bedbugs to nap mats, there are underlying dangers to consider.  The Hidden Danger of Bedbugs Bedbugs have made a resurgence in most North American states, and your child's daycare facility could be a host to these unwanted visitors. [Read More]

Updating Personal Information In EHR: Medical Practice Legal Responsibilities

Medical practices in the United States must now follow strict regulations about the way they handle patient data. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) aims to protect the security and privacy of patient data held in computerized systems and electronic health records (EHR). If your medical practice stores patient information electronically, patients will often need to update or delete their personal details. Learn more about the rules that relate to changes to patient data, and what you need to do to comply with HIPAA legislation. [Read More]