The Dangers of Electronic Cigarettes

the dangers of electronic cigarettes

Electronic Cigarettes or “vaping” are electronic devices that heat a liquid and produce an aerosol, or mix of small particles in the air. Our very own Dr. Siegel talks about the dangers of vaping among teens. Please talk to your children about the importance of not smoking.

The CDC has provided facts about the facts on the risks of E-Cigarettes on teens and young adults. Read about them here https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/basic_information/e-cigarettes/Quick-Facts-on-the-Risks-of-E-cigarettes-for-Kids-Teens-and-Young-Adults.html

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Tricks for a Safe Halloween

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Halloween is an exciting time of year for kids, and to help them have a safe holiday, here are some tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

Make sure your child can see. Masks and costumes shouldn’t block their vision.
Use the buddy system. Children should trick or treat in groups, not alone.
Make sure your child waits to eat candy until they get home.
Plan costumes that are bright and reflective. Consider adding reflective tape or striping to costumes and trick-or-treat bags for greater visibility.

Read more tips here.

 

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Lead Prescription Assistance Program Case Manager CiCie

CiCie is the Lead Prescription Assistance Program (PAP) Case Manager.

We asked CiCie why she loves being a Case Manager, “Case Managers have one of the toughest but most rewarding jobs in the human services field. The main reason I chose this field was to give back that was given to me when I needed assistance. I guess you can say I want to give back to my community. Case managers are a major part of the support team, at times we take the lead role in coordinating services.”

You can find CiCie at 4308 Mesa Drive.

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Case Manager Allison

We asked our Case Managers to share why they love their job.

Allison loves working at Health Services of North Texas because, “Case management is an essential part of our patient care at HSNT. Just this year we have added a substance abuse program, and I am the case manager for that program. Substance abuse is not a solitary issue. It can be very complex. It is my job to assess the patient’s needs and connect them to resources, whether it’s for recovery or basic needs. Each time I meet with a patient, I am in awe of their resilience! I feel honored to walk alongside them and advocate for them in their recovery journey. My WHY is seeing their small successes add up to great victories.”

You can find Allison at 4308 Mesa Drive.

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Fight The Flu

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When you are sick with the flu, you risk missing work, missing school, and important life events. Get yourself and your family a flu vaccine now.We would love to provide your medical care. Let’s start with the flu shot! Get your flu vaccine for $20. No appointment necessary. For our pediatric patients, please call and schedule a nurse visit for the flu vaccine today.

Flu is a potentially serious, contagious disease. It can cause mild to severe illness. Serious outcomes of flu can lead to hospitalization and even death. CDC recommends a three-step approach to fight the flu:

  1. Get a flu vaccine. Everyone 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine by the end of October. Getting a flu vaccine every year provides the best protection against flu.
  2. Take everyday actions to stop the spread of germs. Try to avoid close contact with sick people, and if you become sick, limit your contact with others. Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, and wash your hands often.
  3. Take flu antiviral drugs if your doctor prescribes them. If you get sick with flu, prescription flu antiviral drugs can be used to treat flu illness. Antiviral drugs can make illness milder and shorten the time you are sick. They may also prevent serious flu complications.

Learn more about how you can fight flu this season.

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