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19 05, 2021

Celebrating Three Pioneers in Nursing

2021-05-19T12:33:33-04:00May 19th, 2021|Categories: Health, Nursing|Tags: , , , |

The COVID-19 pandemic put many essential workers on the frontlines, but few were exposed to the dangers as the nurses working directly with patients.   We owe them a huge debt of gratitude for putting their lives at risk to help others. May 6 through May 12 was officially Nurses Week for 2021, but one week is hardly enough to celebrate our gratitude.  FirstLantic, as a healthcare organization, is honored to have some of the most dedicated nurses working tirelessly on behalf of our patients.   So, in this blog, we celebrate them and recognize three other American nurses who were pioneers in improving patient care. Dorothea Dix Dorothea Lynde Dix (April 4, 1802 – July 17, 1887) spent 40 years of her life lobbying for mental health care. [...]

20 04, 2021

10 Facts About the COVID-19 Vaccine

2021-04-20T13:48:33-04:00April 20th, 2021|Categories: Health|Tags: , , |

Despite the fact that vaccines are the best defense against the further spread of COVID-19, many people are still concerned about the safety and possible side effects.  So, FirstLantic has compiled facts from three of the most reputable sources that are available: The Mayo Clinic, John Hopkins and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.  We have put together this list of Myths and Facts to ensure you have all the information you need to make an informed decision. Myth 1:  COVID-19 vaccines will interfere with my DNA: Fact:  COVID-19 vaccines do not change or interact with your DNA in any way. There are currently two types of COVID-19 vaccines that have been authorized and recommended for use in the United States: messenger RNA (mRNA) [...]

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