How do I teach my tween about clickbait?

Check out this Great Article from Salon. com on Clickbait.

Phony photos, outrageous claims, too-good-to-be-true contests, cute puppies, celebrity gossip — all these are wrapped up in headlines that move your mouse hand even before your brain registers what it’s doing. This so-called “clickbait” exists for one purpose: clicks. And it isn’t simply a distraction (although it is that). Clickbait actually does damage. It’s almost always age-inappropriate for kids, it’s potentially harmful to your computer, it spreads misinformation, fake news, and dubious sources, and it degrades everyone’s collective experience of the internet.

View full article at Salon.com

The Buzz on E-cigarettes

E-cigarettes can leak toxic metals into vapers’ lungs, study suggests
USA Today (2/23, May) reported, in continuing coverage, that researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found “significant levels of highly toxic arsenic” and other potentially harmful metals, according to a study in Environmental Health Perspectives. The study’s samples also contained significant levels of chromium, manganese, nickel, and lead. Study senior author Ana María Rule, assistant scientist in the Bloomberg School’s Department of Environmental Health and Engineering, said, “It’s important for the FDA, the e-cigarette companies and vapers themselves to know that these heating coils, as currently made, seem to be leaking toxic metals – which then get into the aerosols that vapers inhale.”

        Fox News (2/23, Dadourian) reported the research team “tested liquids in the refilling dispensers from 56 Baltimore area vapers and found potentially unsafe levels of arsenic, chromium, manganese, nickel and lead.” The results “also showed that aerosol metal concentrations were highest for e-cigarettes with more frequently changed coils.” Fox News points out that the FDA “has the authority to regulate e-cigarettes, but has not issued any rulings on the matter so far.”

U.S. News & World Report (2/23, Lardieri) reported, “Researchers are hopeful results of studies showing the harmful levels of toxic metals in e-cigarettes will help the FDA create rules to govern the devices.”

Most people believe CPR is successful more often than it really is, study suggests
Reuters (2/23, Crist) reported that research suggests most “people believe cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is successful more often than it tends to be in reality.” The findings

were published in American Journal of Emergency Medicine. Reuters added, “This overly optimistic view, which may partly stem from seeing happy outcomes in television medical dramas, can get in the way of decision-making and frank conversations about end of life care with doctors, the research team writes.”

How Long Are You Contagious With The Flu?

It’s shaping up to be one of the worst flu seasons in years.

Check out this great article below and video from nrp.org, Click here.

If you are one of the thousands of unlucky Americans who are sick with the flu, this one’s for you. You’ve spent the last couple of days cooped up in your house watching bad TV, fighting the fever sweats and expelling a baffling amount of mucus. As you start to resemble a human being again, you might feel pressure to head back to work. But when is it really OK to return? Many people go back as soon as their symptoms start to resolve, which could be putting your co-workers at risk. Those unpleasant symptoms are actually the result of your immune response battling the flu virus. Take fever for example. Your body starts a fever because the flu virus doesn’t grow as well at high temperatures, and some immune cells actually work better. All that gooey mucus you’ve been coughing up is good at trapping viruses before they can infect other cells.Your body is in an all out war, you against the virus. Immune cells seek out and destroy virus-infected cells. As your airways get irritated, you cough and sneeze. And that’s exactly what the flu wants. That’s because the flu is spread from person to person in virus containing droplets that are produced when a sick person coughs, sneezes or even breaths. When you cough, tiny droplets that fly from your mouth can travel as far as 20 feet at speeds ranging 25-50 mph. Sometimes, they can stay suspended for hours. If someone inhales those particles, they can become infected. The flu can even be transmitted if someone touches a surface contaminated with flu and then touches her face or mouth. That’s why hand-washing is so important when you’re sick. But, the best way to prevent spreading the flu is to stay home if you can. So how long are you really contagious with the flu? NPR’s Skunk Bear gives us an inside glimpse into how your body fights the flu, and when it’s a good idea to head back to work.

 

Medical Receptionist

Pawleys Pediatrics and Adult Medicine is a reputable, growing, primary care medical practice looking for a Medical Receptionist who is a dependable, hard-working, driven, goal oriented people person willing to do what it takes to be successful.

Is that you?

Does your experience prove that you are the person who can succeed at the following tasks and exceed expectations during the training process?

Competencies Include:

  • Greet patients
  • Excellence in telephone etiquette
  • Demonstrates proper command of the English language
  • Follows instruction and maintains training information for future reference
  • Uses and understands medical terminology
  • Schedules appointments according to physician specifications
  • Experience using Electronic Health Record system   (eClinical Works experience helpful) Provide name of the E.H.R. systems you previously used
  • Recognition of medical documents, such as Ultrasound, MRI, EKG, and Consult notes, etc.
  • Recognition of basic medical acronyms
  • HIPAA knowledge
  • Experience accessing Insurance websites to identify patient benefits
  • Type minimum 45 words per minute
  • Familiar with Word document and spreadsheet creation and usage
  • Confidence in discussing patient balance, account status and collections
  • Dependable with strong work ethic
  • Capable of assimilating to the practice culture

Employment Candidates frequently tells us what they want to learn and attain by becoming one of our employees.  Those are the things you hope we can do for you and your future.  Please tell us why you are the person we should hire and what you can bring to our company on day one. Tell us how you stand out and what you will bring to the practice.

Job Type: Full Time position
Benefits Offered: Life, Dental, Vision, Medical, 401K

Click Here to apply online.

If there are no immediate openings, please complete an Employment Application and send all requested information to the appropriate email.

Provide an up to date resume.
Include employment dates & reason for leaving.
References are required; please include them with your resume.
Eligible candidates will be contacted to schedule an interview.  Interview candidates will be required to provide a urine specimen for drug screen.  Authorization for background check will be requested at the interview.

The Buzz on Energy Drinks and Our Youth

Report: Energy Drinks Not Safe for

Children & Teens

An American College of Sports Medicine official statement published in Current Sports Medicine Reports said caffeinated energy drinks are not safe for children and teens, who are at a higher risk of consumption-related complications. The statement said children and teens should not consume the drinks before, during or after intense exercise and the drinks should not be marketed to them. HealthDay News (2/9) Click Here for full article.

Many Youths Consuming Energy Drinks Report Adverse Health Effects

A study in CMAJ Open showed that 55.4% of adolescents and young adults who consumed energy drinks said they had at least one adverse health event, 24.7% of whom reported having fast heartbeats. The findings, based on survey data involving 2,055 Canadian youths ages 12 to 25, should prompt increased government action to restrict energy drink consumption among young people, said researcher David Hammond. CTV.ca (Canada) Click Here  for full article.