Angela Patterson: Thursday, November 17, 2016

Tips To Help Make Sure You and Your Family Stay Healthy This Holiday Season

What Do You Do If You Get Sick Or Injured While Traveling During The Holidays?


Angela Patterson

Chief Nurse Practitioner Officer for MinuteClinic


Whether it’s off to grandma’s house for Turkey Day or a New Years’ cruise to the Caribbean, nearly 150 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more for the Thanksgiving and December holidays. With that many people on the go, it’s important that families plan in advance for a safe and healthy journey.

Just in time for Thanksgiving, Angela Patterson, Chief Nurse Practitioner Officer for MinuteClinic offers listeners some healthy recommendations and advice before their trip. Patterson will discuss: motion sickness and how to prevent children from getting car sick; key medicines for the suitcase to combat common illnesses; the importance of vaccinations and a travel-risk assessment for those visiting abroad; and options available if a family member gets sick and care is needed on the road.

On Thursday, November 17, Angela Patterson is available to talk about MinuteClinic and offer tips and insights to ensure your listeners and their loved ones have the resources to stay healthy while traveling during the busy holiday season.

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Angela Patterson is an advanced practice registered nurse, Vice President at CVS Health, and Chief Nurse Practitioner Officer of MinuteClinic. In this role, she is responsible for providing clinical and professional practice governance for the more than 3,100 nurse practitioners and physician assistants who staff the organization’s more than 1,100 retail medical clinics located across 33 states and the District of Columbia.

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