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Age, Race and Education Impact Diabetes

Age, Race and Education Impact Diabetes

Every 19 seconds someone’s life is changed by the results of a blood test diagnosing diabetes.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Diabetes Statistics Report for 2017, 30.3 million people (9.4 percent of the U.S. population) were...

Master Trainer Joins Great Plains QIN Team

Master Trainer Joins Great Plains QIN Team

Vicki Palmreuter (pictured above right) has a true passion for impacting the health and wellness of others through outreach and education. As a self-starter with a background in medical business development, medical marketing and community event coordination, she...

Infographics to Help with Healthy Food Choices

Infographics to Help with Healthy Food Choices

Sodium can be sneaky! Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks can add up to more than 4,000 mg of sodium for the day.  Throughout the day, the average American consumes nearly 3,500 mg of sodium.  That is more than two times the amount recommended by the American Heart...

Can you Identify the 13 Prediabetes Risk Factors?

Can you Identify the 13 Prediabetes Risk Factors?

According to a recent study in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. only 6 percent of Primary Care Practitioners (PCPs) were able to identify 11 prediabetes risk factors (there are actually 13) that would prompt them to screen patients under the American Diabetes...

Spread the Love…Not the Disease

Spread the Love…Not the Disease

August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM). NIAM highlights the need for improving national immunization levels and encourages all people to protect their health by getting immunized against infectious diseases. The observance is a great way to promote...

CDC Reports Half of Americans Have Diabetes or Are at High Risk

CDC Reports Half of Americans Have Diabetes or Are at High Risk

100 million people in the United States have diabetes or prediabetes and this number is growing. The CDC’s Division of Diabetes Translation (DDT) recently released the newest National Diabetes Statistics Report, which highlights current data on diabetes incidence and...

Language Can Have Impact in Success of Patients Controlling Diabetes

Language Can Have Impact in Success of Patients Controlling Diabetes

Effective healthcare provider-patient communication is a central clinical function in building a therapeutic relationship between providers and their patients, which is foundation for high-quality medical care. Most often, patient dissatisfaction and complaints are...

LOVE Your Feet

LOVE Your Feet

Did you Know? In 2012, 29.1 million Americans, or 9.3 percent of the population, had diabetes. Another 8.1 million people are estimated to have the disease, but are undiagnosed. 86 million are estimated to have pre-diabetes, a condition that puts people at risk for...

Four Tips for Building Healthy Eating Patterns

Four Tips for Building Healthy Eating Patterns

Diet trends and conflicting messages on proteins, carbohydrates and fats makes healthy eating seem complicated and confusing.  The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion recently shared the How to Build a Healthy Eating Pattern resource to promote four...

Balancing Patient-Centered Care with Healthcare Costs

Balancing Patient-Centered Care with Healthcare Costs

Healthcare professionals face the challenges of promoting prevention in an acute care and treatment culture, while also navigating the change to value-based payment. In addition, patient satisfaction and the resulting health outcomes impact the healthcare...

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  Register Now November 13-19, 2017 is Antibiotic Awareness Week. This observance is a key component of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) efforts to improve antibiotic stewardship in communities, healthcare facilities and on[...]
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Register Now Presentation materials will be posted prior to the event. All healthcare providers, especially those with direct patient contact, have a unique opportunity to help tobacco users quit. Tobacco users cite ‘a doctor’s advice to[...]
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Access Dr. Kabbani’s PowerPoint Presentation Join WebEx Up to 70 percent of nursing home residents receive an antibiotic during a year and up to 75 percent of antibiotics are prescribed incorrectly.¹ The Centers for Medicare[...]