Spokane Medical Research

Families Face the Menopause Transition

Filed under: Women's Health — Tags: , , — Rudolph @

When a woman undergoes the menopause transition, possible changes in her mood and memory may affect her family, friends and co-workers. This can be a difficult transition and requires understanding from everyone.

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Inspiring the Lazy Ones

Filed under: Fitness — Tags: , , — Rudolph @

Inevitably there are people who join your facility because they get momentarily inspired or they are scared, feel guilty, hope that if they pay they will stick to their program, are told they must by their physician or are dragged in (or given a gift) by a caring friend or relative. These people are the most likely to drop out and give up quickly. (more…)

Benefits

Filed under: Communication — Tags: , , — Rudolph @

Communication is the most obvious benefit of a newsletter. It allows you to inform your members of new classes, new hires, new programs, schedule changes and much more. Says Kove, “Our newsletter … allows us to be in constant communication with [our members]. In addition, for those members who may not use our center as much as they should, [the newsletter] becomes an ongoing reminder of their membership, and the importance of addressing their health and wellness goals.” So, newsletters can also help with retention, to remind those members who haven’t been to your facility recently what you offer and how you can help them reach their goals. (more…)

College Health Clinics What You Dont Know Can Hurt You. Part 2

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Inspection assesses the procedures for hiring, firing and reprimanding its doctors and nurses. It also reviews policies and procedures, such as how a facility gets rid of infectious waste products, how it screens patients for blood-borne pathogens and how it keeps its medical records, says Dr. Margaret Bridwell, a long-time advocate for the accreditation of college health centers.

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College Health Clinics What You Dont Know Can Hurt You. Part 1

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When Northeastern University freshman Michel Goldberg went to her school’s health center, she complained of pains in her ear. The staff nurse, treating it as a routine earache, prescribed an antibiotic.

Over the next five months, Michel, a high school athlete who normally was in robust health, visited the Lane Health Center at least three times, suffering from fatigue and chills. (more…)

The Need for Cross Training and its Benefits

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According to the specificity and the S.A.I.D. principles, then, the human body is very proficient at adapting to the stresses it experiences. After repeating the same exercise time and time again, the neuromuscular system becomes stronger and better coordinated, which ultimately makes the body more energy-efficient at that activity. This causes the exerciser to reach a plateau. While this can be desirable for a competitive athlete whose goal is to win, it can be a source of frustration for exercisers with fat-loss goals. (more…)

Marketing

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In-house marketing is great. Get teaser flyers and banners up before the bikes arrive. Ask your dealer if their company offers a promotional video, and, if so, have it playing at the front desk. (more…)

Smoking During Pregnancy Impairs Child’s Future Lung Function

Filed under: Women's Health — Tags: , , — Rudolph @

School-aged children whose mothers smoked during pregnancy demonstrate decreased lung function, according to a study published in the March issue of the medical journal Thorax.

Impaired lung growth and development occur independently of respiratory problems associated with exposure to environmental tobacco smoke, also known as ETS or “second-hand smoke,” during childhood.

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