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Before Every Surgery Take A TIME OUT

Despite the implicit risks of any surgical procedure, the devastating news of a medical mistake is every patient or families worst nightmare. Everyday, millions of patients trust Surgical Teams to successfully handle their lives with the utmost care. Yet the echo of media reports highlighting preventable mistakes consistently exemplifies the necessity for a TIME OUT.

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Hydrate Your Way To A Healthier, Happier You

Summer is right around the corner, and whether you plan to spend lazy days by the pool or crazy days crammed with activities, experts agree it's important to stay hydrated. So don't let the heat take the sizzle out of your plans ... stay cool and hydrated with iced tea this summer, and enjoy more than just a cold drink. With National Iced Tea Month upon us, June is the perfect time to take note of the multitude of benefits this powerhouse drink has to offer.

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Pressure Wound Therapy Products Available Through Medicare Part B

The Advanced Wound Management Division of Smith & Nephew's negative pressure wound therapy products will be available in nine of the ten designated metropolitan areas included in the first phase of the competitive bidding program administered by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services program.

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Fear Of Losing Income Due To Economy Equals Fear Of Losing Income Due To Disability

Despite job-security worries stemming from current economic conditions, it appears that US employees are just as concerned about the possibility of losing their ability to earn an income due to an unexpected illness or injury.

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10 Amazing Health Tips For Tennis Players To Prevent Injuries

Bring your best game to the tennis court this summer - and all year round - while preventing injury. The HSS Sports Rehabilitation and Performance Department brings you the following tips to optimize your performance and walk off the court feeling as good as you did when you walked on:

1. Make sure you have the proper equipment. Wear supportive, properly fitted tennis shoes. Use a tennis racket with the proper grip size that is not too heavy or strung too tightly.

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Tips To Prevent Recreational Water Illness

Swimming pool season is almost here, and while nothing can beat the heat like a refreshing dip, nothing can ruin the fun faster than picking up an illness at the pool. The week prior to Memorial Day, May 19 through 25, 2008, has been designated National Recreational Water Illness Prevention Week to highlight the importance of healthy swimming behaviors in preventing illnesses. As part of this health observance, the Tennessee Department of Health is urging Tennesseans to practice healthy swimming behaviors.

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Using Decision Aids During the Office Visit to Improve Patient Satisfaction

Involving patients in decisions about their own health care by using decision aids - tools designed to help people better understand the risks and benefits of different options - during the patient-physician consultation appears to improve patient satisfaction and involvement.

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