Kitty Wilde, RN: 1 (805) 452 3225 info@patient-advocate.com

Superbug in California

A deadly superbug, thought to be rare on the West Coast, is appearing in large numbers in Southern California, according to a new study. In seven months last year, there were 356 cases of carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae (CRKP), according to the study by the Los Angeles County Department of Health. The...

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Why hire a private Patient Advocate?

Do you feel you have way too much on your plate related to your medical issues, or dealing with elderly parents? Our private Patient Advocate is a indispensable tool for both patient and healthcare providers in the optimal delivery of health care to increase the quality of life for...

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Over the Counter Flu Treatments to Ease Flu Symptoms

The following over-the-counter medicines are examples of flu treatments that may help ease flu symptoms. Type of Medicine: Antihistamine For Symptoms: Itchy, runny nose and eyes, sneezing, itchy throat Possible side effects: Drowsiness or grogginess, upset stomach, dry mouth Impaired coordination and judgment, urinary retention, loss of appetite, excitability...

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Flu Symptom Checker

Flu symptoms can be mild or severe, and can come on suddenly – be sure you know your flu treatment options so you can be prepared. Symptoms generally appear 1 to 4 days after exposure to the virus. The common symptoms of the flu include: Fever (100º F or...

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Is It a Cold or the Flu?

Here is a great chart from webmd.com Below are cold symptoms and flu symptoms. See the differences and similarities between a cold and the flu. Symptoms Cold Flu Fever Rare Characteristic, high (100-102°F); lasts three to four days Headache Rare Prominent General Aches, Pains Slight Usual; often severe Fatigue, Weakness...

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Healthy Valentine’s Cherry Almond Chocolate Clusters

Cherry Almond Chocolate Clusters Have a healthy Valentine’s Day!  Enjoy this Healthy Valentine’s Day Dark Chocolate Treat SOURCE  Ellie Krieger Serves: 12 clusters Ingredients 1 cup toasted almonds, coarsely chopped 1/2 cup dried cherries, coarsely chopped 6 ounces dark chocolate, finely chopped Directions In a medium bowl, toss together...

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Heart Healthy Recipes

Have a Heart Healthy Diet on Feb. 4th and WEAR RED to support GO RED FOR WOMEN Tex-Mex Chili Pie Serves 4; 1 1/2 cups per serving Perfect for wintry nights or while watching sporting events, this hearty chili is accented with crisp corn tortillas, fat-free Cheddar cheese, and...

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