on April 13, 2012
Approximately 9,000 urgent care centers operate in the United States, with each center treating an average of 342 patients a week. Due to consumer demand for immediate access to medical care, hundreds more are expected to open over the next few years, according to the Urgent Care Association of America.
As urgent care centers seek to provide an exceptional patient experience, many are utilizing innovative [...] Read More »
on April 11, 2012
In honor of National Autism Awareness Month, we hear from Bruce Mills, an English professor whose son, Jacob, has autism.
My son just turned 20; he has autism.
During this past week, when running through a computer folder of personal essays on autism, I saw a document file entitled “Observation of Jacob. April 26, 2000.” Written by an autism teacher consultant who is now a dear friend, she [...] Read More »
on April 9, 2012
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) – a time to raise public awareness about sexual violence and to educate communities and individuals on how to prevent sexual violence.
Sexual violence affects people of all ages, ethnicities and backgrounds. According to a recent survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly one in five women and one in 71 men report experiencing [...] Read More »
on April 6, 2012
The United States is a country that embraces excess. Americans have the biggest cars, the biggest houses, and, according to the latest report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the biggest bodies. We also express our work-hard-play-hard attitude in the way we imbibe; according to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD), approximately [...] Read More »
on April 4, 2012
Cloud computing, the technology that enables people to access data though an Internet connection, has been around for a long time. If you’ve ever used a web-based application like Gmail, Hotmail, or Yahoo!, you’ve used the cloud. But only recently has the cloud entered the mainstream consumer’s radar; the advent of Google Docs and other web-based applications have highlighted the cloud’s potential. [...] Read More »
on April 2, 2012
If you’ve been watching videos on the web lately, you’ve likely encountered the commercials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that target tobacco use. The commercials are part of the CDC’s 12-week ad campaign, urging smokers to quit, and discouraging non-smokers not to pick up the habit. Most of these ads profile the lives of people who have given up using tobacco products [...] Read More »
on March 30, 2012
Forrester published a report recently titled Mobile is the New Face of Engagement. As the name implies, Forrester found that mobile users of a service are more engaged than non-mobile users of the same service. Forrester followed up the report with a series of blog posts on the subject of mobile, citing some very good examples of mobile driving adoption and usage numbers that were way beyond expectations. [...] Read More »
on March 28, 2012
Teething—this word said in a gathering of parents will suddenly evoke perilous stories of sleepless nights, fevers and tears.
It’s enough to make any new parent who had dreams of her baby finally sleeping through the night want to collapse, yet don’t fear. You may have a lucky child with no teething problems—but even if it’s a struggle, here are some tips to get through teething woes.
When [...] Read More »
on March 26, 2012
According to a study by the American Association of Endodontists, 80 percent of Americans are afraid of visiting the dentist, and 50 percent allow these fears to prevent them from ever going to a dental office. There are many reasons why people have dental phobias, such as:
Bad Experiences with the Dentist: Some dentists are cold, unkind, controlling and cause emotional harm. Patients may hear the [...] Read More »