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Healthy Habits for Cold & Flu Season

Developing healthy habits to combat the cold and flu season is a great way to protect your health. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic this year, you may want to take extra precautions as you are out and about this year. Here are a few preventative measures you can take to help you stay safe this winter season.
 
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth, and maintain frequent hand washing for at least 20 seconds. If you are unable to wash your hands, using a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol is recommended.
 
Stay at home if you are sick or experiencing any flu-like symptoms and avoid contact with anyone who may be sick. Keeping your distance can aid in your overall health and allow you to prevent unwanted sickness.
 
Practice healthy habits even in your vehicle or in your home. Clean and disinfect touched areas in your home and avoid eating and drinking after anyone. It's also important during this time to get enough sleep, drink plenty of fluids, and monitor your stress levels.
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3 Online Tips for Password Security, Avoid Phishing Attacks, and Social Engineering

Tips for Password Security

3 Online Tips for Password Security, Avoid Phishing Attacks, and Social Engineering

As an individual who frequently uses and has access to an online database to access your healthcare accounts, you have probably been made aware of how important it is to keep your account information safe. Most doctor's offices, clinics, or hospitals have cybersecurity protection installed between their servers and your line of communication. These are put in place to ensure the security of their information and your personal information. Some areas of focus are password security, phishing attacks, and social engineering. While your healthcare providers have already put security measures in place, there are some things that you can do too. Here are three tips!

1. Password Security

One of the benefits of having an online account is that you can access it anywhere on your mobile device. Not all mobile devices have security installed that can prevent you from hackers. You'll want to make sure that your device has either two-factor authentication or password protection installed before using it to access any healthcare information. These are easy to set up can be beneficial to have while viewing your information online. One of the most common mishaps when it comes to password protection is using the same password for everything. To maximize your online security, choosing different passwords for each account is the smart choice. Using passwords with uncommon phrases, numbers, and special characters can help with creating a strong password. Be sure to avoid storing these on your mobile devices. If you need to write them down, be sure to have them in a secure place.

2. Avoid Phishing Attacks

If you're using your mobile device to access your healthcare, chances are you are receiving emails about your account. Hackers can send you an email that looks very similar to that of your healthcare provider, but you should look at it carefully before clicking. This is called Phishing and is used to try to obtain your personal information like personal records, banking information, etc. If you do not recognize the sender and they are asking you to send in your personal information, do not click on the email. Instead, delete the email and change the password to your account. Another way to avoid these attacks is to keep your software up to date. Most of the time, software updates can be set to install overnight so that you are not taking time out of your day to have this done. Whenever your software isn't updated, it allows easier access for your accounts to be compromised. When was the last time you checked your software? 

3. Social Engineering

Social Engineering occurs when there is trust and can be why so many people have fallen into this trap. Hackers use emails, names, places, etc. that a user is familiar with as a way to bait them in. Users are more likely to click an email or send information to someone they are familiar with or a place they associate with. Social Engineering can come from a false email with the name of a friend, family member, or even a company you frequently shop with. Another way this is done is by triggering your interest by sending you false information to catch your attention. Hackers familiarize themselves with companies and users before initiating the hack. You can avoid these by being aware of your account, who you are interacting with via your account, and practicing safe online security.

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Please donate blood September 28th . . .

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Life Share blood drive on September 28th, 2020 at the Lasalle General Hospital

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Flu Vaccines are in - get yours today!

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Flu vaccines now available - Get yours now and protect yourself

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LFMC and LT&F reopens following Laura. . .

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Disinfecting Your Home (click on the image for all 3 pages) . . .

How to disinfect coronavirus

Cleaning and disinfecting your home. Learn these everyday steps to follow when someone is sick. Start by wearing disposable gloves to clean and disinfect surfaces.

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Stop the spread of Germs . . .

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stop the spread of germs and help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases like COVID-19.  Stay at least 6 feet away from people and cover your mouth when you cough.

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10 things you can do to manage your COVID-19 symptoms at home

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Let LGH Employer Solutions help you!

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Compassionate Healthcare . . . with You as our focus!

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Compassionate healthcare focused on you. We offer ambulance, cardiology, family medicine and mental health services in Jena, LA

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Call Kelli today if you think you or your loved one could benefit from a Medicare Swing Bed stay . . .

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Swing beds help patients with an acute condition get the hospital care they need.

 

Swing Bed Program

"Swing Bed" is a concept developed by Medicare to help with underutilized hospital beds and the lack of nursing home beds in rural areas. A patient being treated for an acute condition can remain in the hospital for porlonged IV Therapy, Wound Care, and Rehabilitation Therapy Services. The patient stays in the same bed, receives continued skilled care and is discharged with a higher level of functioning or wellness. Call Kelli at 318-992-9200 today if you think you or your loved one could benefit from a Medicare Swing Bed stay.

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Blood Drive at LGH . . . Please plan to donate!

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Blood Donores are Jawesome! Your Blood donation will be provided to someone fighting cancer, sickle cell, a surgery patient or accident victim.

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It's National EMS Week and we celebrate the best in the business - our very own!

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Happy National EMS Week from Lasalle General Hospital

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Fitness Center remains closed . . .

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Happy National Nurses Week!

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