There is no one-size-fits-all definition of nursing. It’s a profession in the field of healthcare that focuses on the care of individuals, families, groups, and communities, both sick and well, to promote optimal health and quality of life. Nursing are an integral part of the healthcare system, and its role falls on a spectrum from general to specialized care. Nurses work in various settings, but their ultimate role is to take care of patients. If you’ve had a nurse positively impact your life, we invite you to celebrate National Nurses Month.
Have you ever stopped to consider how important your limbs are to your everyday life? They allow us to move, work, and play in ways we often take for granted. But for millions of people around the world, limb loss or limb difference is a reality they must face every day.
April is Limb Loss and Limb Difference Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness about the millions of people around the world who live with limb differences or have lost a limb. While the reasons for limb loss are varied, diabetes and vascular disease are the most common causes in the United States. Rural and agricultural communities may have unique risks and challenges related to limb loss.
Topics: Healthy Lifestyle, Prevention
April is Occupational Therapy Month, and it's the perfect time to shine a spotlight on this important aspect of healthcare. Occupational therapy (OT) is a type of therapy that helps people of all ages to perform daily activities, both physical and mental, more effectively and efficiently.
Oftentimes, people may not know what occupational therapy is unless they’ve personally come into contact with it. If you're unfamiliar with occupational therapy, or you're curious about how it can benefit your health, we’ll give you all the information you need.
Topics: Programs, Services, Healthcare Clinic
Despite the significant impact that thyroid disease can have on a person's health and well-being, it is still a relatively under-discussed and underdiagnosed condition. According to the American Thyroid Association, approximately 20 million Americans have some form of thyroid cancer and about 60% of people with a thyroid disease are unaware of their condition.
As we celebrate National Nutrition Month and National Frozen Food Month it's important to consider the role that frozen foods can play in promoting a healthy diet. Frozen foods are often looked down upon and people may assume that frozen foods are unhealthy or expensive, but the truth is that frozen foods can be both nutritious and affordable.
As we age, our health needs become more complex and require more attention. For people with Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia, this can be especially challenging, as their conditions require regular monitoring and treatment.
Telehealth, or the use of digital technologies to provide healthcare services remotely, is a valuable tool that can help address these challenges, especially for patients living in rural areas. Rural medicine is often difficult because of either lack of resources or the physical distance that can exist between medical help and the patient.
Topics: Programs, Services, Senior Citizens
February is American Heart Month, a time to raise awareness about heart disease and the importance of taking care of our hearts. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, with more than 600,000 Americans dying from it every year.
Fortunately, there are steps we can take to reduce our risk and improve our heart health. We will explore some simple heart-healthy habits you can incorporate into your daily routine, as well as resources for where to go to learn more about heart health.
Topics: Healthy Lifestyle, Prevention, Heart Health
January is National Blood Donor Month which serves to raise awareness about the importance of blood donation and to encourage people to become regular blood donors. The event has a long history that dates back to 1969, when President Nixon signed Senate Joint Resolution 154 to honor those who give blood and encourage more to do so.
So many people make New Year’s resolutions to get healthy, and by mid-February about 64% of people are still successful in keeping them. People often set unrealistic goals or jump head-first into resolutions that they haven’t thought all the way through. With such a high failure rate how do you set yourself up for success?
Topics: Healthy Lifestyle, Physical Activity
Remember when your parents used to remind you to eat your vegetables so you can grow big and strong? Well, it’s actually important at every stage of life to get the proper nutrition so your body can be healthy. There are signs to when your body is missing key nutrients, and each symptom can be correlated to a specific nutrient.
Topics: Nutrition, Healthy Lifestyle, Prevention