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  • Training with the En-Route Patient Staging System

    “Prepare to lift,” called out an Air Force NCO to the three other litter carriers, all of whom were down on one knee. They each grabbed one of the litter’s four handles. “Lift.” They all stood in unison. “Prepare to move,” he said. “Move,” and they all carried the litter through the double doors of

  • Wisdom teeth removal: Wise or not?

    Some people have none, some people have more than four, but on a daily basis, patients are getting their wisdom teeth removed. Do you or your children have any? Are they predicted to be problematic in the future? These are questions patients should ask their dental providers to have an adequate

  • Alcohol Awareness Month: Take action, be a good wingman

    In 2014, there were approximately 80,000 preventable deaths; the leading cause among them was alcohol. April is Alcohol Awareness Month; it is a time for you to reflect upon this common problem which often carries fatal consequences.Currently, there are 22.6 million people in the U.S. who are

  • Preparing your child for their first dental visit

    It is no secret that parents these days are busier than ever before. Many are trying to juggle careers, responsibilities at home, and volunteer work that makes it very easy to forget when and how to prepare your child for their first dental visit. Parents actually play a very vital role alongside

  • Abused domestic violence survivor speaks on recovery

    As a child I endured it, as an adult I minimized it. Abuse, regardless of the severity, will always be abuse.I was in an abusive relationship for more than 16 years. Leaving that relationship took a long time and was extremely tough but today I'm happy to say I am no longer in that relationship.

  • Followership

    What is one of the single biggest assets to great leadership? I believe without a doubt, it is great followership.It is true that leaders must take responsibility and lead with vision, passion, commitment, and certainly role modeling; yet, I submit that without dedicated followers, there would be no

  • Human trafficking is modern-day slavery

    The most insidious trait of human trafficking is not the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring or receipt of persons by means of threat or use of force.It's not the other forms of coercion--abduction, fraud, deception, the abuse of power or the exploitation of another human being's

  • Practice your risk management this 4th of July

    The Fourth of July is an opportunity for everyone to celebrate our country's independence and freedom. Unfortunately, along with the celebration come possible hazards when risk management is not soundly applied.Many will take the time to travel and see family and friends, enjoy the beach and lakes,

  • Suntan leads to Skin Cancer

    Getting summer tanned skin is not what it used to be.Take it from me who is missing parts of my ear and nose due to achieving that "beautiful tan" when I was younger!There are a lot of things, when you are young, that you really don't understand until you are older and wiser, like me. For example, a

  • Own your attitude

    Every day is a gift; it's called the present. This gift is comprised of 86,400 seconds. How are you using them? Are you whining and complaining about what you don't have and all of the challenges you are facing? Or are you putting on a positive attitude and trying to find solutions? A couple weeks