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Tips to Avoid Zika During Mosquito Season

While it may seem like spring has just begun and medical professionals throughout Santa Barbara County are preparing for a summertime influx of mosquitos – and potential health-related problems.

The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department is offering residents steps they can take to protect themselves from the Zika virus and other infections spread by mosquitos – especially during the busy summer travel season. Even though the type of mosquito that carries Zika has not been found in Santa Barbara County, people are warned that the virus does spread via bites from infected mosquitos.

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Retina Surgical Specialist Discusses Eye Problems

Dr. Nathan Steinle spent 14 years in college and medical school studying the retina, a postage stamp-size layer in the eyeball. The retina is a tiny layer at the back of the eyeball containing cells that trigger nerve impulses that pass via the optic nerve to the brain, where a visual image is formed.

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Reducing Medication Errors

According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (the lead Federal agency charged with improving the safety and quality of America’s healthcare system), nearly 700,000 emergency room visits and 100,000 hospitalizations each year are due to adverse drug events.

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Honoring National Donate Life Month

This month, LVMC is specifically promoting National Donate Life Month. Working closely with representatives from Donate Life/One Legacy, LVMC medical and nursing staff have facilitated numerous tissue donations, including skin, heart valve, bones, corneas, and pericardiums.

Helping Children to Cope with Trauma

Child life specialists traditionally work in hospitals, but the field has grown to include support for children in a variety of settings.Child life specialists also provide support for traumatic events through the coordination of programs offered through non-profit agencies and through some chapters of the American Red Cross.

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