Archive | December, 2013

New Year’s Resolutions: Making them Stick

With the New Year fast approaching, many people will be soon start thinking about things they would like to do differently in the coming year. Research into resolutions tends to show a fairly consistent pattern. Most people will make some type of resolution at the beginning the New Year. A large majority of those resolutions […]

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Understanding ICU Equipment

EIRMC is ready to debut the new renovations of our Intensive Care Unit.  You may be asking “What types of conditions get treated in the ICU?” We’ve compiled a list of common scenarios that might constitute the need for a high level of care, and the specific state-of-the-art equipment used to help patients recover. Scenario #1 […]

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Screening

Down Syndrome Testing Available at EIRMC

What is a First Trimester Screening? First Trimester Screening is a safe, simple and non-invasive test that can assess a mother’s risk for having a baby with Down syndrome (Trisomy 21), Trisomy 18 and Trisomy 13 during the first trimester of her pregnancy. The test is performed between 11 and 14 weeks gestation. A First […]

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Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: What You Need to Know

The outside temperatures are dipping and it’s probably time to turn on your furnace and gas or wood-burning appliances.  But be careful–carbon monoxide poisoning is a very real threat during the winter months.  What is carbon monoxide? Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless, tasteless gas formed when carbon-based fuels–kerosene, gasoline, propane, natural gas, oil, charcoal […]

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