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Who would speak for you in the event of a health crisis?


It's National Healthcare Decisions Week

St. Vincent's Mecdical Center will be providing information about choosing a healthcare proxy and more all week:

Monday/Wednesday/Friday: 11:00 am - 1:30 pm in the Main Lobby

Tuesday/Thursday: 11:00 am - 1:30 pm in Our Daily Bread Restaurant on Level C


All adults should discuss and document their healthcare wishes in the event of a crisis. 
Accidents and acute illness can happen to anyone at any time, but far too few adults have done anything to plan ahead. 

Take a moment to ask yourself these important questions: 

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The Gift of Life: Understanding organ donation


I'll save you, will you save me?

Watch these inspiring real-life stories and be inspired by the true gift of life.

 

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The Gift of Life: Understanding organ donation


I'll save you, will you save me?

The gift of life and organ donation.

 

 

 

The Need Keeps Growing
While more than 120 million people are registered organ donors, we’re all needed—because the need for organs keeps growing. Currently, more than 120,000 people are on the organ transplant waiting list.* But not everyone will receive an organ in time. Sadly, an average of 22 people on the list will die each day, waiting for organs. Those who donate organs, tissues, and blood stem cells restore hope and share gifts beyond measure.

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Legionnaires' Disease: What You Need to Know

What do we know about Legionnaires’ Disease?

With the recent outbreak of Legionnaires’ Disease in New York, it’s natural to have questions about the possibility of an outbreak here in Connecticut and how to recognize symptoms. Cases of Legionnaires are typically isolated events, and outbreaks are relatively rare. It’s important to note that health officials expect the number of New York cases to decline. The New York Health Department has determined that the people who were affected had underlying medical problems and were older adults. 

Causes:

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Diapers to Diplomas: Making the switch from pediatric to primary care

When to Take the Leap

Here it is, arriving sooner than you expected. Your teenager (all six-feet of him; all grown-up loveliness of her) is on the cusp of independence. He or she is no longer a child. Instead, standing before you is a near-adult contemplating a world you may not have even gotten your own arms fully around yet. 

Find a Primary  Care Physician  

At this moment, your teen is asking, “Who do I say is my doctor on my college medical form?” And you think, Wait! I’m not prepared for this! Can’t I just say, “Tell them it’s Dr. So-and-So, your pediatrician”?    

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EMS STRONG: Celebrating Our Emergency Medical Services Personnel.

Celebrating Our Emergency Personnel Services


The American College of Emergency Physicians has designated May 17-23, 2015 as National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week. This year’s theme is “EMS Strong.”
 

When most of us encounter a serious or sudden injury or illness, we often say “call an ambulance.” While the life-saving equipment and transportation provided by that ambulance is important, what we really mean to say is “call

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Paging Dr. Google: The pros and cons of self-searching your health

 


One Conversation

with Cory Jaquez, MD

"A motivated patient is always a good thing."



A lot of us turn to our computer or device for all kinds of information - and now, more of us are surfing those devices for immediate answers to medical questions and concerns. About 1/3 of Americans use the Internet as a diagnostic tool and that number is on the rise.

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Who would speak for you in the event of a health crisis?


April 16th is  National Healthcare Decisions Day

All adults should discuss and document their healthcare wishes in the event of a crisis. Accidents and acute illness can happen to anyone at any time, but far too few adults have done anything to plan ahead. 

Take a moment to ask yourself these important questions: 

Read more »