Diabetes: Protect yourself from flu through vaccination

| November 11, 2016

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This video features a man with diabetes, discussing the risks of flu to his health, and how the flu vaccination will help protect him and his family.

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Lifeguard Ambulance Service was founded in 1990 by John and Deborah Roche as a small domestic and international provider of fixed-wing air ambulance services. In 1998, the company was expanded to include ground ambulance services. Since its humble beginnings, Lifeguard has grown exponentially to include more than 800 team members across six states. Lifeguard continually strives to deliver comfortable, comprehensive care to its patients while providing exceptional customer service by promoting a culture of creativity, innovation, and constant improvement. Lifeguard's policies and procedures are built upon a foundation of industry best practices established by the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services (CAAS). As a demonstration of its commitment to quality, Lifeguard voluntarily started the prestigious CAAS accreditation in 2011. Since that time, Lifeguard has received full accreditation in multiple locations and will continue to pursue the industry gold standard until all o

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Lifeguard Ambulance Service LLC

Lifeguard Ambulance Service was founded in 1990 by John and Deborah Roche as a small domestic and international provider of fixed-wing air ambulance services. In 1998, the company was expanded to include ground ambulance services. Since its humble beginnings, Lifeguard has grown exponentially to include more than 800 team members across six states. Lifeguard continually strives to deliver comfortable, comprehensive care to its patients while providing exceptional customer service by promoting a culture of creativity, innovation, and constant improvement. Lifeguard's policies and procedures are built upon a foundation of industry best practices established by the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services (CAAS). As a demonstration of its commitment to quality, Lifeguard voluntarily started the prestigious CAAS accreditation in 2011. Since that time, Lifeguard has received full accreditation in multiple locations and will continue to pursue the industry gold standard until all o

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