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Share Your Legacy: Entertaining the Elderly with a PhD in Fun

This post was written by Chris Eatheron, Director of Operations for Twin Cities Physicians As Director of Operations for Twin Cities Physicians (TCP), my role is non-medical. From my perspective, I cannot help but enjoy the care that we provide to our elderly population. Because the human condition is so complex, I find it interesting how things that are outside of our control can have a wide range of effects on our mood for the day or even longer. Depending on the person, a comment by a help technician on the phone can start the day off to a good
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Flu Season Is Upon Us!

As the weather becomes cooler and the leaves start to change, many of us in healthcare start thinking about the flu. Influenza, or “the flu” is a respiratory illness caused by a virus that brings on a  fever, dry cough, sore throat, muscle aches, tiredness, and headache. The flu is easily spread to others in close contact through coughing or unwashed hands. Influenza is often confused with the stomach flu, which causes stomach cramps, vomiting and diarrhea. However, these symptoms are rarely present in influenza. While most cases of influenza are mild and can be treated at home, some people
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