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ER Nurses are Heroes of the Emergency Room

We’ve all seen TV shows about emergency rooms. Whether it’s a drama starring George Clooney or reality TV, likeTrauma: Life in the ER, we know the pandemonium that can be unleashed when a screeching, speeding ambulance rolls into the hospital. Emergency nurses are at the center of this chaos, mixing authoritative care with calming compassion. ER nurses are on the frontlines of patient care.

Volunteer Makes an Impact With Veterans (and Cake!)

Rick joined our team September 12, 2012, and over the past year, he has become a valuable asset. A retired Naval officer, Rick served our country in Vietnam as well as at various posts in the U.S. After retiring from active duty, Rick worked for several years at the Millington Air Base as a civilian. In all, he served 47 years with the military.
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What is a Physician’s Assistant?

As a caregiver, you want to make the most educated decision possible, doing all the research and talking to the right people so that you can dowhat’s best for a loved one. In a perfect world, the doctor-to-patient ratio would be one to one. But, in reality, patients and caregivers don’t need 24/7 attention from a doctor. What you do need, though, is a healthcare professional who is educated, certified and can answer the many questions you may have.
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At a Glance: Celiac Disease Awareness

Celiac disease is an autoimmune condition that damages the small intestine and interferes with how our bodies absorb nutrients from food. People with the condition are unable to properly digest gluten, the protein found in wheat. In addition to common foods like bread and pasta, gluten is also found in a variety of processed foods such as salad dressings, soups, and lunch meat.
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Patient’s Return to Shooting Range Right On Target

Frank Ives has fond memories of blowing off steam with his friends at the shooting range. The 93-year-old Westchester resident developed his knowledge of guns while serving as a radio operator in the Air Force and kept up this passion in his civilian life by becoming an avid collector of firearms. Unfortunately, it has been several months since he has been able to indulge in his favorite pastime.