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Preventing a Stroke

Strokes occur when the blood supply to the brain is interrupted. According to the National Stroke Association a stroke occurs every 40 seconds with 1 person dying every 4 minutes. Signs of a Stroke Signs of a stroke can be determined by using an acronym called F.A.S.T. – think of the fact that the faster

Thanking Nurses Everywhere

Florence Nightingale is probably the most infamous nurse ever known. While many have heard her name and associate her with being a “nurse”; the reality is that Florence Nightingale founded professional nursing as we know it today. The History of Nursing Florence Nightingale wasn’t the only “nurse” in the mid 1800’s but she made a

ABCDE:  Why It’s Important In Detecting Melanoma

Melanoma is a skin cancer that starts in a certain type of skin cell, called a melanocyte. Although they can occur anywhere on the skin, melanomas are more likely to start in certain locations. The trunk area is the most common site in men, and the legs are the most common site in women. The

Do You Know What Kills More Women Than Anything?

Wearing red in February is a reminder of women and heart health, at any age, because heart attacks are the number 1 killer of women! Because the signs are so subtle in women, they are often ignored. Many people don’t realize that women’s symptoms for a heart attack can differ from those of men. In

Bringing Dementia to Light

  Many don’t realize that dementia is a term that actually refers to a symptom of a variation of brain disorders which can include Alzheimer’s. Caring for a loved one with dementia can be overwhelming and life changing to say the least. However, like most everything in life that we are dealing with, understanding the

What You May Not Know About Psoriasis

Psoriasis isn’t simply a skin rash that’s inconvenient or not pretty to look at; it’s an auto immune disease that comes out as a red, scaly rash that can be itchy, sore and uncomfortable. Psoriasis is the most common auto immune disease in America, affecting 7.5 million people of every age. Psoriasis Facts Psoriatic Arthritis

Take Control of Your Diabetes – Utilizing Your Diabetes Team

If you have diabetes, especially Type II, you have to understand that with that diagnosis comes the responsibility of a disease that needs to be managed/controlled. One can live a very long and full life with diabetes, as long as it’s under control and the best way to make sure you are in control of

Arthritis and Taking Medication

Could you be putting someone you love at risk when you take your medication? Many people have a variety of medications to treat one or more medical issues. Often those with arthritis or lack of feeling in their hands due to other medical issues (sometimes even a side effect of medications) can’t easily grasp or

UV Safety

July is National UV Safety Month. UV rays can be very harmful. Caregivers need to take special note to ensure that the person they’re caring for is well protected against UV rays whenever they are outside. How UV Rays Affect Your Body Did you know that your skin is your largest organ? Yes, skin is

The Silence of Aphasia

There is a saying that “Silence is golden”and while this may be true in many situations, if you or someone you love has been afflicted with Aphasia you may long to hear words from their lips. Aphasia is caused by an injury to the brain and is an impairment of the ability to speak, understand