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Business growth requires effective change management
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Business growth requires effective change management

Change is all around us. From technological innovations to cultural shifts in the ways we live, play, and travel, our world is in a constant state of motion. Business is moving faster than ever, too, putting more emphasis on change management, which is now viewed as a necessity to guide companies through major adjustments. But how often is exciting and rapid growth considered a major adjustment? Rarely. And that’s a problem. Change management techniques are vital to bringing companies through adjustments in how we do business, how we must adapt to shifting business needs, or changes that have the potential to create discord among employees. Yet, all too often the need for change management in positive growth situations is overlooked. People assume that companies can absorb this kind o...
Engaging vulnerable populations: Making the right connections for better health
Health

Engaging vulnerable populations: Making the right connections for better health

A woman from a low-income neighborhood chooses not to receive care from her closest health center, which is located in a wealthy community, because of a demeaning interaction she previously had with the office staff there. A Spanish-speaking man whose prostate cancer has been in remission avoids making a follow-up appointment because he’s uncomfortable navigating discussions with staff in English. His daughter would go with him if he asked, but he doesn’t want to impose. Instead, he takes his chances and stays home. As these two examples demonstrate, barriers to healthcare access among those most vulnerable go beyond social determinants of health (SDoH) such as lack of reliable transportation or economic instability. Cultural, racial and socioeconomic barriers also play a role, from ...
Type 1 Diabetes Is Tougher on Girls Than Boys: Study
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Type 1 Diabetes Is Tougher on Girls Than Boys: Study

By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter(HealthDay)FRIDAY, Sept. 23, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Girls with type 1 diabetes may fare worse than boys when it comes to blood sugar control and other critical aspects of their health, a new research review finds.The review of 90 published studies by researchers in the Netherlands found some consistent patterns in how girls and boys with type 1 diabetes differed. In general, girls tended to have higher blood sugar levels, were more likely to be overweight, and reported an overall poorer quality of life.The reasons are not clear, experts said. But the findings bring attention to the fact that girls with type 1 diabetes may face particular challenges that need attention.Type 1 diabetes differs from type 2, which is mostly diagnosed in adults and is often ...
The Causes, Symptoms and Treatments for High Blood Sugar
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The Causes, Symptoms and Treatments for High Blood Sugar

High blood sugar levels can impact your health in a variety of ways.Getty ImagesBlood sugar, also called glucose, is the sugar that circulates in your bloodstream, says Dr. Michael del Junco, an internal medicine specialist with Providence St. Joseph Hospital in Orange County, California.“After we eat, the body digests the meal into sugars, called glucose. The sugar will travel from the stomach to the small intestine, where it’s absorbed into the bloodstream.”That signals the pancreas, an abdominal organ that aids in digestion and hormone regulation, to release insulin. “Insulin helps glucose get transported into tissues to act as a source of fuel for the cells in your body,” del Junco explains.Any excess sugar that does not move into the tissues gets stored in the liver and muscles as ...
U.S. News & World Report names Loma Linda University Medical Center as Best Hospital in Riverside-San Bernardino metro area
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U.S. News & World Report names Loma Linda University Medical Center as Best Hospital in Riverside-San Bernardino metro area

Loma Linda University Medical Center has been recognized as the 2022-2023 No. 1 hospital in the Riverside and San Bernardino metro area and No. 12 in California by U.S. News & World Report. The Medical Center earned “High Performing” marks in 22 types of care including a national ranking in pulmonology & lung surgery. Trevor Wright, CEO of Loma Linda University Health Hospitals, says this is a remarkable achievement made possible by every member of our healthcare team and their extraordinary efforts to provide compassionate, quality care to each patient. “These rankings offer evidence to our patients that Loma Linda University Medical Center is a place where they and their families will receive excellent healthcare when their need is the greatest,” Wright says. “Though we’ve fac...