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October 21st is National Mammography Day

21 Oct

October 21 is National Mammography Day! First proclaimed by President Clinton in 1993, the third Friday in October is dedicated to encouraging women to make a mammography appointment. And to encourage screenings, on this day and throughout the month, participating radiologists will provide discounted or free screening mammograms.

Mammography screening remains the best available method to detect breast cancer early. So show your support to the breast cancer cause this month by asking everyone to make a promise to take care of herself and get a mammogram if they are 40 or over.

We have an entire section dedicated to breast cancer awareness; head over to allheart and check it out!

Get Into the Halloween Spirit!

14 Oct

Get into the Halloween spirit with our $6 tops! Choose from witches, pumpkins, and other spooky prints. These allheart scrubs are made of 100% cotton, perfect for all-day wear. Do some trick-or-treating here and start saving! We also have a new seasonal section with even more festive Halloween scrubs ready for you. I’m a fan of the Care Bear Scare Warm-Up Jacket, especially having been an avid viewer back in the day. Or get a Psycha-Scooby Doo V-Neck Top and become inspired to solve a mystery or two!

If you want to have a little extra Halloween fun, I’d suggest decorating your stethoscope with one of allheart’s plush stethoscope covers. It’s like a costume for your medical equipment! Available in dinosaur, lion, tiger, and dalmation shapes.

We hope you enjoy our treats! And if you’re looking for something edible to go along with your new scrubs, a healthier option this season is dark chocolate. It’s actually loaded with antioxidants and reduces blood pressure. It also can improve your mood by increasing blood flow and stimulating endorphins. In small moderation, dark chocolate is a good choice to satisfy that need for candy.

Happy Halloween!

October 10th is World Mental Health Day

10 Oct

World Mental Health Day was established in 1992 to raise public awareness about mental health issues. The day promotes more open discussion of mental disorders, and encourages efforts in prevention and treatment services.

We know that physical and mental health are intertwined, so a primary goal of World Mental Health Day is to encourage healthcare professionals to address the need to deal with mental health problems of people with chronic physical illnesses and, likewise, the physical care of mental health consumers.

The World Health Organization recommends incorporating mental health into primary care as a cost effective and convenient way of providing services and reducing stigma and discrimination. It is the only annual global awareness campaign to focus attention on specific aspects of mental health and mental disorders.

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

1 Oct

Today marks the beginning of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. As healthcare professionals, we all know the importance of promoting awareness of breast cancer issues and elevating the national dialogue on breast cancer—because while many great strides have been made in breast cancer awareness and treatment, there remains much to be accomplished. While there are different treatment options, a cure has yet to be found.

The campaign for early detection has been extremely successful and awareness is the key to prevention. For more than 25 years, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month has educated and empowered women to take charge of their own breast health by practicing regular self-exams to identify any changes, scheduling regular visits and annual mammograms with their healthcare providers, adhering to prescribed treatment, and knowing the facts about recurrence.

Chances are you know at least one person who is currently fighting breast cancer or is in remission who will appreciate the support. So be sure to share your ongoing commitment for the search for a cure to breast cancer. We even have an entire section of scrubs and accessories dedicated to the cause. Check out http://www.allheart.com/breast-cancer-awareness.html and show your dedication!

ScrubZone!

26 Apr

We’re thrilled to be carrying the newly redesigned ScrubZone line from Landau. ScrubZone scrubs are constructed to work tough and fit comfortably—because when you work hard, you need scrubs that can keep up.

They come in 19 colors, from soothing aloe green to deep burgundy wine, so you’ll be sure to find a hue that fits your mood or dress code. Best of all, they’re a great value with Landau quality in every stitch.

Click here to shop ScrubZone now!

Earth Week

23 Apr

It’s the end of Earth Week, with Earth Day yesterday celebrating its 40th anniversary! More than 20 million Americans participated in that first Earth Day celebration in 1970 and participation has grown ever since.

A very simple way to continue “going green” is supporting eco-friendly companies like Dansko, which has a fantastic line of nursing shoes and clogs. Part of their corporate mission to be as environmentally conscience as possible: their corporate office is LEED certified, they operate the only recycling center in their town, and they have a “green team” to do even more.

The Reality of H1N1 Prevention

13 Nov

As the flu season ramps up, hospitals and doctors’ offices are once again being inundated with potential flu patients. This season, however, the influx is greater than ever. Patients are nervous about H1N1, and their fear is filling waiting rooms. Waiting rooms full of people who don’t have H1N1u.

The CDC has created a laundry list of suggestions for how to prevent the spread of H1N1. They suggest everything from N95 respirator masks, hand sanitizer, and partitions in waiting areas, to ventilation systems and restricted visitation rules. The real question is, however, what is actually being implemented in facilities around the country. Has your hospital taken any drastic measures to minimize the spread of H1N1? Have you created a special triage plan? Or a partitioned waiting area? Are you limiting patient transport if they are suspected of having influenza? Has your hospital come up with any creative solutions that go above and beyond the CDC’s recommendations?

How have these changes impacted your daily work? Or has your routine been unaffected? Perhaps there are some good ideas out there that aren’t being shared between facilities that we could all use to the advantage of our hospitals, patients and staff.

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