Navigation Links
'Tis the Season for Cold, Cough and Flu
Date:12/31/2012

Albany, NY (PRWEB) December 31, 2012

The holidays have become a scheduling nightmare for local physicians who are trying to keep up with a high volume of patients with bronchitis, sinus infections, and colds. That’s the latest from the CDPHP Wellness Watcher, which found the two short holiday weeks, coupled with the Capital Region’s first snow fall, created a perfect storm of scheduling chaos.

What’s Going Around?
In addition to upper respiratory infections, physicians are also starting to see a number of patients with the flu. The good news, the number of people who are calling about the stomach bug is slowing down.

Healthy Tip of the Week – CLICK HERE for the CDPHP Wellness Watcher Weekly Report.

When it comes to upper respiratory infections, Lettrick Family Medicine is particularly concerned about patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), a common lung disease. The office offered the following insight for patients who have COPD and believe they may be getting sick.

COPD and Upper Respiratory Infections

  •     Call physician at first sign of illness
  • Physician will often see COPD patients immediately
  • Catching cold with COPD may also lead to bacterial infection
  • Treatment may include inhaled medication, oxygen or antibiotics
  • Get a flu and pneumonia shot!

The CDPHP Wellness Watcher is a weekly report on what illnesses are trending in your community.

Each week, CDPHP reach out to doctors in your community to find out “What’s Going Around?” The CDPHP Wellness Watcher also included helpful tips and information – from local doctors – about what you can do to stay healthy this season.

For more information or to speak with a physician who contributed to this report, please contact Ali Skinner at (518) 605-4497 or askinner@cdphp.com.

About CDPHP®
Established in 1984, CDPHP is a physician-founded, member-focused and community-based not-for-profit health plan that offers high-quality affordable health insurance plans to members in 24 counties throughout New York. CDPHP is also on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

###

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/12/prweb10278728.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Red Tide Likely in New England This Season, Experts Warn
2. Wilderness Medicine founder offers health tips for summer season
3. Tick Season Starting Early This Year
4. Does Your Child Have Seasonal Allergies or a Cold?
5. Flu Season Was One of Mildest on Record, CDC Confirms
6. NYC Doc Announces 3 Surprising Ways to Beat Seasonal Allergies
7. Van Beek’s Garden Supplies Set to Break Records with Busiest Top Soil Season Ever
8. Study examines role of seasonal prescribing changes in antibiotic resistance
9. Antiobiotic Resistance Spikes During Flu Season
10. Pre-season fitness makes no difference to risk of injury
11. Pre-Season Fitness Not a Factor in Collegiate Sports Injury Risk
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/31/2016)... , ... May 31, 2016 , ... Throughout the day, adults often find themselves reaching ... and awareness, but what they could be reaching for instead is a cup of Matcha ... are grown in Japan. This sacred tea is harvested from early June to mid-July, when ...
(Date:5/31/2016)... ... May 31, 2016 , ... Presence ... it has been included by Gartner, Inc. in the Contact Center Infrastructure Magic ... Contact Center Infrastructure technologies, some of which include: Computer-telephony integration (CTI)/Web services ...
(Date:5/31/2016)... TEXAS (PRWEB) , ... May 31, 2016 , ... ... live in Greater Houston Healthconnect’s (Healthconnect) regional health information exchange, which enables physicians ... medical records for their patients from other participating organizations in the exchange. SJMC’s ...
(Date:5/31/2016)... GA (PRWEB) , ... May 31, 2016 , ... ... readmissions using a mix of advanced Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the latest in ... solution. The medical center is integrating predictive analytic outputs directly into the clinical ...
(Date:5/31/2016)... ... 31, 2016 , ... DDL, Inc. announced today it has expanded the scope ... include ISO 594-1 and ISO 594-2 testing for conical (Luer) fittings. , A ... two medical devices (e.g. a syringe and hypodermic needle) that carry small volumes of ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/31/2016)... 2016 The global dental bone ... a CAGR of 10.6% within a forecast period from ... bn in 2013. Owing to favorable factors at play ... bn by the end of this forecast period, i.e. ... holistic representation in a research report published by Transparency ...
(Date:5/31/2016)... NESS ZIONA, Israel , ... a regenerative medicine company utilizing its proprietary plant-based rhCollagen ... has received authorization from the Chief Scientist of ... approximately 50% of its NIS 12 million development project ... million, measurably higher than last year,s authorized grant, which ...
(Date:5/30/2016)... , May 30, 2016 ... research report "Healthcare Biometrics Market by Technology ... Voice)), Multifactor, Multimodal), Application (Workforce Management), End ... to 2021", published by MarketsandMarkets, the market ... by 2021 from USD 1,182.6 Million by ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: