COVID-19 – Kids Video Explainer

I am sure some children will be confused or upset during this pandemic. ​I thought this German video did a nice job of explaining to younger children the current situation with the virus and the fact they have no school. It has English subtitles. This one by the Vietnamese government might have missed the mark

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COVID-19 – Friday the 13th Update

Happy Friday the 13th!  As a Jason, I embrace this day wholeheartedly. The COVID-19 outbreak is obviously scaring people. We are seeing unprecedented actions being taken to stem the spread of this virus, and misinformation, conflicting information, and a lack of information are rampant. To help understand where we’re currently at with the virus, I

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COVID-19 Tracker

One of our clients, Johns Hopkins, has published a COVID-19 real-time tracker.  This is a great source for monitoring and analyzing the outbreak trends, and a few features are worth highlighting: 1) Daily Cases: The graph in the bottom right corner defaults to total Confirmed cases. This number will consistently trend up due to the formula

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COVID-19 – Did It Originate Earlier Than We Know?

The new COVID-19 coronavirus has people scared. The prevailing belief seems to be this disease just recently hit Europe and the United States. However, this article from January 3, 2020 discusses the number of nationwide flu patients in Italy, with the worst hit areas mirroring places we now know have COVID-19 outbreaks. Some 225,000 people

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COVID-19 – Reasons Not to Panic

I have followed the new coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak closely for some time now. Rising is making contingency plans for various situations and we will continue to monitor the situation. China would not take the draconian actions they did in Wuhan if this was not serious. This appears to be a real outbreak with some serious

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10 Bad Habits to Eliminate from Your Daily Life

A recent Inc. article cited 10 common bad habits that endanger our health, hamper our productivity, and harm our relationships. Some habits identified are widely acknowledged “no-nos,” such as cigarette smoking and using electronic devices before bed. Other cited habits that I personally struggle with are keeping a cluttered desk and snacking out of stress

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Big Differences Between Three ICD-10 Coding Systems

Here are some interesting facts about ICD-10 that may not be commonly known. International Classification of Diseases (ICD) was created by the World Health Organization (WHO), which has served the healthcare community for over a century. While most industrialized countries moved to the ICD’s “tenth revision” – ICD-10 – 30 years ago (1983), the United

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