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e-prescribing improves prescription-filling process

COLUMBUS – E-prescribing, or electronic prescribing, offers patients convenience, improves the process of filling prescriptions and improves patient safety, the Ohio Academy of Family Physicians says.

When a physician electronically prescribes a prescription, it is entered into his or her computer and immediately is sent directly to the patient’s pharmacy. There is no waiting time or handwriting for the pharmacist to interpret.

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Mercy Women’s Center and Mercy Cancer Center at St. Charles is now providing quicker access to diagnostic and treatment services to patients who have abnormal mammograms.

The center offers a Nurse Navigator to coordinate the expedited care and services for patients throughout the entire diagnosis and treatment process.

Patients who have abnormal mammograms at the Women’s Care Center, or who has been referred to a Mercy Cancer  Center facility after having an abnormal mammogram somewhere else, are connected immediately with a Nurse Navigator.

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CHICAGO – Mowing the lawn may not seem like a particularly hazardous job, but each spring and summer, many people find themselves in terrifying situations with these seemingly safe household machines.

In fact, 200,000 people – 16,000 of them children – are injured in lawn mower-related accidents each year, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports. However, lawn mowers don’t “attack” on their own. Most injuries, such as severed fingers and toes, limb amputations, broken bones, burns and eye injuries, are caused by careless use and can be prevented by following a few simple safety tips.

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