First, what IS a pre-existing condition? It’s a health problem you had before the date that your health insurance went into effect. This makes it CRITICAL for people with chronic illnesses, allergies, major diseases to never have lapses in health … Continue reading “Pre-existing Conditions” Under the AHCA
After a lot reading last night into the wee hours of the morning, I have learned more about some of the Republican reasoning behind this new health care bill, H.R.1628 – American Health Care Act of 2017. Republicans are all … Continue reading Life Under the Proposed GOP Health Bill
Today, the United States House of Representatives put another nail in the coffin of the country I once loved. Lately, every time I turn on the news, I see more evidence that empathy, citizenship and ethics are a way of … Continue reading Ow, my heart.
(Technically, the only 4 things you really enjoy.) Learn about how these 4 vital neurotransmitters (chemical messengers in your brain) affect your mood and behavior! DOPAMINE Nickname: The Reward Chemical A.K.A.: One More, Please! Catchphrase: The Joy of Getting What … Continue reading The Fantastic 4
Saw this billboard on the way to work today. LOVE IT!!! I’m still like a little kid when I see an ambulance or fire truck. It inspired me to Google “texting while driving,” (while in a house,not my car) and … Continue reading Distracted Driving
I live and work in an area with many bicyclists. I even ride my bike in the city streets from time to time. As a driver, I am safe, courteous, attentive, and not opposed to sharing the road… IF certain … Continue reading 9 Things Bicyclists Need to Know
What is a stroke? A stroke occurs when a blood clot blocks a blood vessel to the brain (ischemic stroke), or when a blood vessel ruptures in the brain (hemorrhagic stroke). Ischemic strokes are further broken down based upon where … Continue reading Act FAST during a stroke!
First Aid Kit is not just a good up and coming band! They are essential tools anyone can use. You can buy small, basic first aid kits in any drug store. May of us bought one years ago and have it … Continue reading Make a First Aid Kit
Have you ever seen police or EMTs carrying around little laptops? They’re called “toughbooks,” and they’re used for documentation by many groups, including the military. Understandably, EMS is regulated by the government, and has to answer to many different systems: administrative, medical, … Continue reading Document the S#*T Out of Every Call
One of my partners has been letting me drive the ambulances! We have two types of trucks that we use in our company, and I’ve driven both. The Type II ambulance is similar to a van, while a Type III … Continue reading Keep On Truckin