Dogs and cats can be a wonderful part of our family. Unfortunatley for some these fluffy creatures are also a cause of allergy symptoms. If you, or a loved one is considering getting a pet but have someone in the household that is an allergy sufferer consider the right type of breed. No dog or cat are considered hypoallergenic, but some breeds may be more tolerable.
“The best possible sleeping posture is on the back (supine) in a firm bed with adequate support of the cervical lordosis. One solution for stomach sleepers is to have them use pillows under the chest to minimize head rotation. Side sleepers should concentrate on having sufficient pillow support between the head and neck not (squashed down by) the shoulder, a bed that supports the spine in a neutral position.
Relax your neck and shoulders by resting your arms on two pillows placed on your lap while sitting. Use these while reading, watching TV, texting, computing, knitting etc. This simple trick provides some support to our skeleton so our muscles don't have to work so hard to hold our body up.
Grant Gibbs, CMnTPT
Ergonomics is a buzzword in today's business world. The term has actually been in use since 1857 when Polish scientist B.W. Jasterzebowski coined the term to apply to his studies of work. The modern definition is "the applied science of equipment to make work easier, safer, and more productive." It can include cognitive (intellectual) and emotional components. We often equate it to mean expensive upgrades to desks, chairs, computers etc.; however, there are often simple, low cost solutions to the mechanical problems of our work.
We just celebrated Avante's 10-year anniversary on April 2nd! I would like to share how deeply grateful we are for the opportunity to provide medical care to Alaskans for the past 10 years. Without you, we would not be here today and we thank you for your loyal support.
Our goal is to serve you better in every way possible. Avante Medical Center, LLC has increased patient access to their providers by creating three team care coordinator (TCC) positions and two full time schedulers. Starting in mid-July, you will be able to contact your provider's TCC to request access to your provider while bypassing the front desk. Please see our website for your provider's extension number. We extended our clinic hours from 8AM-8PM on Mondays and Wednesdays and extended our Saturday hours from 9AM-4PM.