Healthcare Education

Celebrating National Handwashing Awareness Week

Join us in celebrating National Handwashing Awareness Week. Regular handwashing, particularly before and after certain activities, is one of the best ways to remove germs, avoid getting sick, and prevent the spread of germs to others. It’s quick, it’s simple, and it can keep us all from getting sick. Handwashing is a win for everyone, except…

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3 Things that will Help You Recover from a Stroke

Strokes are the third leading cause of death in the US, and the leading cause of serious disability. Stoke is also extremely common: every forty seconds, on average, someone in the US has a stroke. Despite these grim facts, there are ways to maximize recovery from stroke. Here are 3 ways to live your best…

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Indoor Temperature Affects Blood Pressure

In the coming days and months, Most of us will be turning up our thermostats. But according to British researchers, a warmer house does more than protect us from cold weather: It also protects us from hypertension (high blood pressure). A study published in the Journal of Hypertension, shows a strong link between a cooler…

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Lung Cancer Awareness Month

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. It is the most common cancer worldwide. Lung Cancer is the number one cancer killer of women and men in the United States. It takes more lives every year than colon, prostate, ovarian and breast cancers combined. Early detection leads to 20% fewer lung cancer deaths each year.

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The Surprising Connection Between Sleep Deprivation and Diabetes

The epidemic of sleep deprivation in the United States is well-established: the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that up to one-third of Americans do not get the minimum-required 7 hours of sleep each night. This sleep issue has a strong impact on general health. Studies show that people who do not get…

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November is COPD Awareness Month.

Now is the perfect time to share the facts about this disease, which is the fourth-leading cause of death in the US. What is COPD? Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a progressive lung disease that includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Emphysema and bronchitis work differently: emphysema destroys the lungs’ air sacs, while bronchitis causes…

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Asthma and Stress

Asthma is characterized by a narrowing and swelling of the airways, and is often accompanied by the production of mucus. As a result, breathing becomes more difficult. Coughing and wheezing often accompany this difficulty. There are numerous triggers for asthma attacks. According to statistics published in Asthma UK, 43% of people with asthma have reported…

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National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

The month of November is known as Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. President Ronald Reagan made that designation in 1983 and it is something that is still recognized today. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, at that time there were less than two million people with the disease. Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementia that leads to memory,…

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How to Exercise Safely When You Have Asthma

Asthma is a condition characterized by a narrowing and swelling of the airways, and is often accompanied by the production of mucus. The result is that breathing becomes difficult, which can lead to coughing and wheezing. There are numerous causes for asthma and a variety of stimuli that can trigger an asthma attack. For example,…

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What You Need to Know about Medicare Open Enrollment

What is the Medicare Open Enrollment Period? The Medicare Open Enrollment Period is a ten-week period during which a Medicare beneficiary can change their coverage. This is the only time, other than when you originally qualify for Medicare, that you can choose a plan. When is the Medicare Open Enrollment Period? Medicare Open Enrollment Period…

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