Insightsthe blog of Porter Hills
May 6-12 celebrated National Nurses Week. Did you get a chance to thank a nurse? Nurses work in a profession caring for people in many ways. When most people think of a nurse they envision someone working in a hospital or passing medications. The truth is that nurses have many roles. As the healthca read more.
Organ donation is a personal decision that should be carefully thought out and discussed with your loved ones. It is important to be informed and allow yourself time to make the decision that is right for you and your family. Choosing to be an organ donor is a decision that can affect the entire fam read more.
April celebrates National Volunteer Week. It has been proven that volunteering not only benefits those we are serving, but also has lasting benefits for our own wellness. Many organizations rely on volunteers to help them serve the surrounding community and TANDEM365, a new program focused read more.
We don’t wake up every day with the intent of talking about our own funerals. But I don’t like thinking about a court system talking about it for me. The reality is, an end-of-life conversation will happen in everyone’s life so don’t you want to be present for yours? These conve read more.
It used to be believed that the brain was fixed and unchanging. Scientific research eventually revealed the complexities of the brain and its ability to be molded, shaped and form new neural pathways through learning and experiences. This discovery was termed Neuroplasticity. Neuroplasticity is w read more.
There are many studies that show how important sleep is. The average adult should ultimately get 7-9 hours of sleep per night. I am going to go out on a limb and guess that most of us do not get the recommended amount of sleep on a regular basis. As I write this, I am slightly sleep deprived fro read more.
Low Vision is caused by diseases of the eye including: Age Related Macular Degeneration, Diabetic eye diseases-including retinopathy, Cataracts, and Glaucoma. Early diagnosis and treatment are key, as medication will not cure, but may prolong sight. The American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends e read more.
What is Heart Disease? According to the American Heart Association (AHA), it is a simple term used to describe several problems related to the buildup of plaque on the walls of arteries (“atherosclerosis”). This buildup causes the arteries to narrow and block the flow of blood. The lack of adequ read more.
As a nurse I know all too well the effects of medication mismanagement. People often begin taking medications as ordered when they are not feeling well but once they begin to feel better stop taking it altogether or become lackadaisical about it. People have told me they thought they didn’t need i read more.
Welcoming in the New Year for most people means creating a New Year’s resolution. Starting from scratch at the beginning of the year offers a fresh start and a clean slate, and most people take this opportunity to create a resolution. Many seize the chance to set a new goal as an attempt to get ri read more.