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As we looked at, social work is a large and important field in the healthcare system.  If you are passionate about working with people and helping them through different stages of life, then social work might be the path for you.  Here is a closer...

As we previously learned, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is an agency within the Health and Human Services Department of the United States.  Its mission is to protect the public health by regulating food supply, human and veterinary drugs, medical products, cosmetics, and more....

In today’s healthcare system there is a demand and a pressure to improve healthcare as a whole.  More patients are facing chronic diseases such as diabetes, Alzheimer’s, arthritis, cancers, obesity and more.  Unfortunately, there are not current fixes to all of these conditions and problems. ...

The month of May is the National Stroke Awareness Month.  It is a good time of year to review what the signs of a stroke are.  According to the American Heart Association, in the United States, strokes are the fifth leading cause of death.  It...

The month of April is recognized as foot health awareness month.  Having healthy feet is important to maintaining the health of your entire body.  Your feet are often overlooked because they aren’t in easy reach, like other parts of your body, and are often covered...

It is officially the spring season! Springtime is the sign that the winter months are over and warmer weather is on the way. Now that the weather is beginning to change, people often have cravings to spend more time outdoors. Spring is a symbol of regrowth...

As previously shared, it is common for adults over the age of 65 to be living with more than one health problem, known as comorbidity.  Because of this, there are actions that one needs to be aware of as a patient and/or as a caregiver. ...

It is estimated that three quarters of adults age 65 and older are living with more than three health problems.  This is significant in working with and/or living with someone in this age category.  Having multiple health problems is often referred to as comorbidity. Comorbidity can...

Earlier this week we looked at what a home health aide is and the necessary skills that the position requires. Now we are going to take a look at some reasons to become a home health aide and the prerequisites. The home health aide position, according to the...

Caregivers care for adults and children who need assistance with their medical care or activities of daily living.  The Family Caregiver Alliance estimates that in the United States 43.5 million people have provided caregiving to adults and/or children in the last year.  Caregivers play such...

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