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5 Ways to Prevent Infections Despite sanitary requirements, infections are spread each day in hospitals and healthcare facilities.  Most people wouldn’t think of the possibility of getting an infection while being treated at a hospital or healthcare facility for another illness.  Unfortunately, this can happen.  Infections...

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...

Social work supports a large number of professional jobs.  Social work is dedicated to improving lives of patients through their social functioning.  Social work can involve an individual, a family, a group of people and/or a community.  Social workers often work alongside a team of...

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 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...

This week I thought I would highlight the role of a home health aide.  A home health aide has a significant role in ensuring a patient’s well-being, while allowing a patient to reside in their own home, instead of moving into an assisted facility. A home...

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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