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Medical Assistant Recognition Week 2018

Medical Assistant Recognition Week 2018

October 15-19 is Medical Assistants Recognition Week! Our clinics could not run without our MAs, who room our patients, take vital signs, keep the appointment running smoothly, and much more. CHC currently employs around 100 MAs across all of our sites, and each one is vital to the team-based care that our patients receive. In addition to these 100 MAs, CHC partnered with the Salud Family Health Centers of Colorado to found NIMAA – the National Institute for Medical Assistant…

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World Breastfeeding Week 2018

World Breastfeeding Week 2018

Every mom and every baby is unique. Every mothering experience will be different. But if there is one thing that every new mom can expect, it’s lots of advice. From well-meaning strangers to mommy blogs to grandma, the endless parade of tips and opinions starts at the “we’re trying for a baby” stage and lasts all the way through the “what college to choose” stage. Breastfeeding is no exception. “All the politics around breastfeeding – it’s a politically fraught field,…

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Nurses Week: School Nurses Appreciation Day

Nurses Week: School Nurses Appreciation Day

Happy School Nurse Appreciation Day! The School Based Health Centers at CHC could not do their jobs without the support of their School Nurses. We are so grateful for everything that they do for the students they serve together! We often get asked by parents (and even by teachers): what’s the difference between the school nurse & SBHC staff? Why do students need both? Isn’t one enough? We spoke to the team at New Britain High School to get some…

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National Nutrition Month

National Nutrition Month

National Nutrition Month may be drawing to a close, but eating well is a great goal all year long. And there’s no one better to help you reach that goal than CHC’s team of Registered Dietitian Nutritionists! Ask for an appointment today, and check out these easy tips from EatRight.org for keeping a healthy, nutritious lifestyle: Include a variety of healthful foods from all of the food groups on a regular basis. Consider the foods you have on hand before…

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Simple Steps to Stay Healthy this Flu Season

Simple Steps to Stay Healthy this Flu Season

This year’s flu season continues to be unusually dangerous and widespread. Nationally, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report a 7.7 percent increase in people seeing their health care provider with influenza-like-illness, the same percentage observed during the peak week of the 2009 H1N1 pandemic. The Influenza A (H3N2) virus is hitting Connecticut hard, with flu widespread throughout the state.  A high percentage of patients are going to their primary care providers or the ER with flu symptoms, and…

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Stanford Medicine Dean Lloyd Minor on Apple Heart Study, Biomedical Revolution and Precision Health

Stanford Medicine Dean Lloyd Minor on Apple Heart Study, Biomedical Revolution and Precision Health

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Lloyd Minor, Dean of the Stanford School of Medicine, on his strategic plan for advancing 21st century biomedicine. He discusses the transformation underway in health care using data, artificial intelligence and telehealth protocols to support health industry transformation, and how all of this will impact medical education in the future.