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HIPAA stands for Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.  HIPAA is a law that was passed in 1996 offering protection for patient’s medical information.  It oversees who can view and receive your health information and gives you the right to a copy of your record....

The winter season is a great time of year, but it often involves spending more time indoors.  If you are anything like me, staying indoors can be an excuse to change your normal routine and stray away from exercising.  However, the winter months should still...

The holiday season is filled with traditions, family, friends, gifts, food, shopping, traveling and so much more.  How much of your holiday season involves spreading holiday cheer?  Showing acts of kindness during the holiday is more than spreading cheer.  It is about the spirit behind...

December is here, and the cold weather has hit most of us!  Therefore, it is easy to want to bundle up ourselves and those we care for when heading outside.  We may think about ways to protect ourselves from common cold effects such as frostbite...

Kayla Neitzel has worked in the healthcare field for since 2001.  She started out as a CNA/CMA and then graduated with her LPN in 2003, followed by RN in 2011. She has worked with We Care Online since 2016. Kayla lives in Kansas with her husband...

In recognition of November’s health awareness of diabetes, we previously looked at what diabetes is and the different types of diabetes.  Once diagnosed with diabetes there are healthy lifestyle choices one can make to manage symptoms.  There are also certain risk factors, that if you...

Whether you are a patient, caregiver or assisting someone navigating their healthcare, it is important to plan ahead and protect your health in case of an emergency.  Your ability to bounce back from an emergency is more successful if you are prepared.  No one expects...

There are medical specialists for the heart, the skin, cancers, child health, the respiratory tract, the nervous system and much more.  Geriatrics is a medical specialty that focuses on the healthcare of those who are aging.  As all of us age and as many are...

Why do we wash our hands?  It may seem to be common knowledge to wash your hands.  Most children are taught at a young age to “wash up before dinner”.  However, hand washing is more significant than a habit.  Hand washing/sanitization is a requirement at...

The month of September is recognized nationally as Pain Awareness Month, also known as PAM.  Pain Awareness Month began in 2001 by the American Chronic Pain Association (ACPA) to raise awareness of pain. Most people experience pain of a certain degree at one point in their...

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