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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.
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.