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What to Expect on your next Pediatrics Visit

As part of Alice Hyde’s response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we’re taking steps to ensure the health and safety of our patients and people throughout our organization – including in Alice Hyde Pediatrics. Whether you’re a parent of one of our current patients, or considering bringing your child in for the first time[...]

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I’m At–Risk for COVID-19. How Do Older Adults Get Care, and Stay Safe?

While we all wish there was a solution to put an end to COVID-19, we are best served to begin adjusting our behaviors, expectations and lifestyle to acknowledge this pandemic will take time to manage and resolve. As we shift to a longer-term acceptance of our new reality, many[...]

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Bouncing and Playing in the Backyard, Safely

The school year is ending and many summer camps and childcare programs remain closed prompting families to get creative in the way they entertain their children. Home playsets, trampolines, bounce houses, and public playgrounds are popular ways to keep kids moving. As I see more and more of these popping up in backyards,[...]

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Welcome Back: We’ve Got You Covered

Thank you. As members of the community, you’ve done a remarkable job evolving with the many swift changes across our homes, businesses, schools and health care facilities. This collective action – your sacrifice – has allowed our communities to flatten the curve and avoid a devastating surge to our heal[...]

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With Stroke, Seconds Count

Fear and worry. These feelings have gripped us all in one way or another during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Some fear is good, it helps guide us to make safe choices to ensure our health, but sometimes that same fear can disrupt healthy behaviors. As medical professionals, we are concerned our patients may b[...]

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Going stir-crazy? Ideas for low-risk outdoor activities

Our bodies, young or old, need to move. It’s tempting during this time of important social isolation and Stay at Home order to sit on the couch and watch a screen. It’s also important to keep our bodies active, even while remaining safely six feet apart. Under the current stay at home orders, you are allowed outside to exercise and d[...]

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Telehealth Got Him the Care He Needed

In early April Clayton K. Trimm of North Lawrence, was facing a dilemma. Clayton, 76, was doing what he could to help flatten the curve of COVID-19 infections — staying home, limiting contact with others and keeping himself and his family safe and healthy. Like others during the ongoing pandemic, however, Clayton found himself fa[...]

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What You Need to Know about Telehealth

Did you know that Alice Hyde Medical Center currently has 22 providers in its telehealth program? These providers are connecting with patients remotely, using technology that can help members of our community get the health care services they need to stay healthy, manage chronic conditions, or get the help they need for emerging medical needs. Read More


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Soap vs. Sanitizer?

The run on sanitizer makes it clear that people think alcohol cleansers are better than simple soap and water. In the case of COVID-19 this is wrong. Why? Washing with soap and water actually washes dirt or particles away – alcohol based sanitizers just spread things around and relies on alcohol to[...]

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Advice from an Infectious Disease Physician on COVID-19: Act Like You Have It

By: Wouter Rietsema, MD - CVPH VP of Population Health & Information Services, Infectious Disease Specialist

As an Infectious Disease Physician and Hospital Administrator, over the past several weeks I have been touting the many ways people can help protect themselves from COVID-19 – hand-washing, avoid touching your face, social distancing.  And then it hit me.  A better way to look at stopping the spread of the virus is to act like yo[...]

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