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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...

May 6 through May 12, 2019 is recognized as National Nurses Week.  May 12, 2019 is the International Nurses day.  The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that in 2018 there were roughly 2.9 million nurses employed in the United States.  If you are a nurse,...

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. ...

Last time we took a look at different jobs available in the hospital setting. Today we will look at the good and bad or better stated the pros and cons! Hospitals vary from state to state, town to town and company to company. However, there...

What is respite care? --Respite care is temporary care given to a child or adult in place of a caregiver.  A respite care worker steps in place of the caregiver and assists with providing care that is necessary for the patient.  Respite care can be something...

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...

Medical News Today posted an article on January 21, 2019 regarding the findings of an Alzheimer’s research study from the Journal of Neuroscience.  This study and its findings are significant to the advancement of a cure of Alzheimer’s disease.  The article estimates 5.5 million people...

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...

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....

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