Safety Tips for Black Friday Shoppers

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With the holiday season approaching, Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals can help you save money. Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving, and it is the biggest shopping day of the year. Before you shop in stores or online, here are some safety tips you need to know. Shopping in stores:  ●  Plan by researching 1-2 weeks prior to Black Friday and make a list of stores with the best discounts, and what you want to buy.  ●  If you are the type of shopper who waits long hours in line, you may want to have enough water and snacks with you. It is important to stay hydrated.  ●  Since it’s November, it is going to be cold. Wear warm clothes and bring hand warmers when waiting in long outdoor lines. .  ●  If possible, leave your kids at home. Stores get very crowded during Black Friday, which can cause a child to be lost or kidnapped, sometimes without anyone noticing. Leave your kid with a babysitter or relative. If you choose to shop with …

Flu Season: Get Vaccinated, It’s Worth a Shot

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It’s flu season! In the United States, “flu season” is common during the fall and winter months. Influenza, commonly known as flu, is “a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and sometimes the lungs. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death.” To prevent the flu, it’s important to get a flu vaccine yearly. Preventing the Flu Get vaccinated Stay at home when you are sick Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze Cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve, not your hand Put used tissues in the waste basket Wash your hands frequently Is it the flu or a cold? Flu symptoms is different from the common cold, and it’s important to know the difference between the two. People who have the flu or cold will have some or all these symptoms. Refer a Registered Nurse, and you can earn up to $500!  Call us today at 909-895-8960 or visit here for more information.

24HRMED Summer 2018 Newsletter

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Check out 24-Hour Medical Staffing Services’ (24HRMED) Summer 2018 Newsletter – Volume 5 Issue 2. Summer is a time for BBQs, weekend trips, and outdoor activities, so it is important that you stay cool and healthy. Read more to get the latest update about what 24HRMED has been up to these past few months. In this issue, 24HRMED received the Top Diversity Partner Award, 24HRMED Success Institute Graduation, Summer Tips, and Travel Nursing Packing Tips. Also in this edition, we welcome five new members to the 24HRMED Team! Click Here to Read More

Allergy Season 2018

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It’s allergy season! Allergy season starts in spring and lasts through early summer. What is an allergy? Allergy occurs when your immune system reacts to harmless substances in the environment. Allergies exist in many different forms such as food allergies, skin allergies, house dust mites, pet hair, and many more. But, the most common are seasonal allergies – mold and tree, grass, and weed pollen. Symptoms Common symptoms are sneezing, itching, watery eyes, runny nose, and nasal congestion. For some who might have an underlying asthma, they can experience shortness of breath, coughing, and chest tightness. How can you prevent allergies or minimize exposure? Keep windows and doors shut at home and in your car. Avoid pollen by checking weather reports for pollen count. Levels are usually highest in the morning. Take a shower and change your clothes after working or spending time outdoors. Dust mites are everywhere especially on mattresses, pillows, and soft bedding. Wash sheets and pillowcases at least once a week. Wash comforters and bedspreads every one to two months. There is medication that you can find …

24HRMED Spring 2018 Newsletter

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Here is 24-Hour Medical Staffing Services’ (24HRMED) Spring 2018 Newsletter – Volume 5 Issue 1. Get the latest update about what 24HRMED has been up to these first 3 months of 2018. In this issue, 24HRMED held their annual kickoff meeting where corporate employees gathered together to highlight the previous year’s accomplishments and goals for 2018 fiscal year. This issue also includes some health and wellness tips, and tips for spring. Click Here to Read More

24HRMED Winter 2017 Newsletter

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Here is 24-Hour Medical Staffing Services’ Winter 2017 Newsletter – Volume 4 Issue 3. Read more about what 24HRMED has been up to these past 3 months, as well as our upcoming events. From our final COSi Graduation of 2017 to raising money for City of Hope and La Mission, 24HRMED continues to be involve in improving the company and giving back to the community. Click Here to Read More

Great California ShakeOut 2017

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24-Hour Medical Staffing Services (24HRMED), along with millions across the state, participated in the Great California ShakeOut. “Millions of people worldwide will practice how to Drop, Cover, and Hold On at 10:19 a.m. on October 19 during Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills, which began in California in 2008.” Not only is the Great California ShakeOut an annual drill to inform, prepare, respond, and recover in the event of a disaster, but also for communities, schools, and organizations to review and update their emergency preparedness. Also, California has a higher risk of earthquakes due to the infamous San Andreas Fault line.  24HRMED’s Emergency Evacuation Plan details procedures in the event of a fire, earthquake, explosion, disaster, or medical emergencies. The purpose of the Emergency Evacuation Plan is to ensure that, during an emergency, 24HRMED employees exit quickly and safely. In MOST situations, you will reduce your chance of injury if you: DROP where you are, onto your hands and knees. This position protects you from being knocked down and also allows you to stay low and crawl to shelter if nearby. COVER your head and …

Healthy Fruits & Vegetables to Prevent Dehydration

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During summer, there are many activities to do with your friends and family. It’s common to go on a family picnic, go to the beach, park, or having a barbecue in your backyard. But excessive heat exposure can cause conditions such as heat exhaustion and sunstroke due to dehydration. It is very important to drink a lot of water during summer to stay hydrated. Eating healthy food that is high in water content replenishes your body without any artificial flavors. If you’re feeling hungry or looking for a snack, here are some healthy fruits and vegetables that are high in water content, which will keep you cool and refreshed.   Bell Peppers Raw colorful bell peppers contain 92% water, and are loaded with various vitamins such as vitamin A, vitamin B6, vitamin C, vitamin K1, potassium, & folate. Blueberries Blueberries contain 85% water content, and it is also a good source of dietary fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K, and manganese. Broccoli Broccoli contains 89% water content. Other health benefits of broccoli include lowering the risk …

Three Tips to Reduce Stress at Work

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    What is stress? “Stress is your body’s way of responding to any kind of demand or threat. When you feel threatened, your nervous system responds by releasing a flood of stress hormones, including adrenaline and cortisol, which rouse the body for emergency action.” Also, stress can lead to a wide range of illnesses such as heart disease, asthma, obesity, diabetes, headaches, depression, and many more. To combat stress, here are three tips to improve your health and well-being at work. Move Frequently If you’re sitting for a long period, get up and take a short walk during break. According to WebMD.com, walking reduces stress hormones and mild depression. Drink Herbal Tea In fact, herbal tea have been used for centuries as natural remedies. Due to its medicinal properties, it’s good for your health and can calm the nerves. Rather than drinking coffee to boost your energy for the rest of the day, drinking Teas such as Mint, Chamomile, Ginseng, Skullcap, Lavender, Lemon Verbena, etc. helps bring the stress hormones back to normal levels. Ingesting high levels of caffeine, such …

Fall Health Tips

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September 22 is the first day of Fall, which means descending leaves, corn mazes, hay rides, and delicious pumpkin pie. But with the cold winter air approaching, it is also a time to fall into health care habits to prevent yourself from getting ill and stay healthy. Here are some health tips and essentials for the fall. Get Your Flu Shot September is the start of flu season, and it is best to get vaccinated each year to prevent the flu. Some symptoms include fever, headache, fatigue, dry cough, sore throat, stuffy nose, and nausea. Remember to always cover your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing. Carry Travel Tissues Travel tissues are handy when you’re out of the house especially if you or a friend needs to blow their nose. Coughing and sneezing into tissues are ways to help prevent illness from spreading to others. Hand Sanitizers Keeping hand sanitizers in your bag or purse is handy when traveling, especially when you don’t have access to soap and water. Having clean hands will reduce germs …