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Can Vaping Derail ERAS Protocols in Cardiac Surgery?

Traditional cigarette smoking is a risk factor for poor postoperative outcomes with preoperative abstinence reducing this risk. Smoking cessation is one component of the Enhanced Recovery After Cardiac Surgery (ERAS) multi-modality approach to preoperative optimization. The current guidelines recommend cessation (quitting smoking) four weeks prior to a scheduled operation. Smoking as a Major Risk Factor […]

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Allergies: Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment

An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system sees a certain substance as harmful. It reacts by causing an allergic reaction. Substances that cause allergic reactions are allergens. There are many types of allergies. Some allergies are seasonal and others are year-round. Some allergies may be life-long. It is important to work with your health […]

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Make Time for Play + Reading

*Originally printed in our Families First Magazine. Despite research that shows playtime is important for young minds, many children are spending all day in front of the TV or using digital devices instead of learning about the world from free play. That also means that many children aren’t reading books, which should be a part of every child’s daily […]

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Contraception and Family Planning

Today more than ever, women have a wide variety of non-surgical contraceptive options for preventing pregnancy. Research tells us that the most effective methods in preventing pregnancy are long-acting reversible contraception (LARC), which includes 5 types of intra uterine devices (IUDs) and the contraceptive implant (Nexplanon). Benefits of Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) LARCs are better […]

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Patient Profile: Christopher Perrott

ERAS Cardiac aims to improve recovery and prevent surgical complications by standardizing the care of heart surgery patients – before, during and after surgery.  Comprised of more than 20 individual steps that may have minimal impact on their own, once combined have proven significant improvements in the recovery process for surgery patients. Working 12-hour days […]

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Tips for Getting Outdoors This Spring

Spring is HERE, and if you’re an outdoorsy person, then your bones are vibrating with excitement to get out there -the sun on your face, the wind in your hair, the trail at your feet. Oh SNAP! Umm, kids—you have those now, and you absolutely want them to experience these outdoor adventures that you love […]

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