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The month of January is recognized nationally as the glaucoma awareness month.  Glaucoma is a disease of the eye that can cause blindness through damaging the optic nerve.  According to the Glaucoma Research Foundation, over 60 million people in the world have glaucoma and over...

If you have not set a New Year’s resolution yet, and you are a smoker, here is some encouragement to end smoking this year once and for all.  Let us start with some basic facts about smoking.  Smoking has many negative health effects on the...

HIPAA was designed to protect the patient and the privacy of their health information.  However, HIPAA affects not only the patient but healthcare providers who are interacting with patients.  It is important if you are in the healthcare field or considering a career in the...

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...

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...

The month of November honors Diabetes awareness.  Bringing awareness to others about diabetes helps promote education, prevention and disease management.  According to some statistics from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), over 30 million people have diabetes and a quarter of those people don’t know...

What is healthcare fraud? It is important to know and understand what healthcare fraud is when you are a part of the healthcare field on any level and in any capacity.  Healthcare fraud is the act of giving false information about a patient and their services...

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