Insightsthe blog of Porter Hills
Nikki Urbon, RN QA/PI Manager Why is heat safety so important? During the summer months it is especially important to be aware of the dangers that high temperatures and a hot sun may pose, and to know how to be prepared for the heat. On average, 675 people die from complications related to extr read more.
Clinical Manager, Therapy As I began doing some research about skin cancer in the last couple of weeks, I was amazed at how many things about it I didn’t know. It is the most common form of cancer. 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of a lifetime. Yet, for decades, tann read more.
As we celebrate Father’s Day, we are reminded how important our dads are to us. Because we cherish the roles these men have played in our lives, we want them to be involved in our lives as long as possible. We want them to be healthy, happy and wise. A man in the United States today who reaches t read more.
Jessica Mays Nursing Clinical Manager, Porter Hills Home Care June celebrates National Safety Month. Awareness is key in being safe and healthy. A topic that should be discussed with care is elderly drivers and their safety. Many children begin to worry about their parents’ driving skills read more.
Jocelyn Bunce, MPA, ACSM-CPT, NASM-SFS, Fitness Specialist Often we decrease our physical activity as we age. While we may need to modify the exercises that we do, there is no reason to slow down! As an exercise professional I get all sorts of questions regarding fitness and exercise, especially read more.
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.