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Counting Down to Better Health

By Susan Taplinger In the realm of health and wellness, knowledge is power. Our blog’s year-long journey through various health topics has revealed insights that encourage individuals to make informed choices. As we countdown to the new year, let’s explore 10 takeaways that offer ideas for well-being and proactive living. 10. Inclusivity in Healthcare 9. Prioritizing Men’s […] ... Read More

Breathing Easier: Taking Charge of COPD

 By Susan Taplinger Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a global health challenge impacting millions of lives. Nearly 16 million people in the U.S. are living with this progressive lung condition, which makes it difficult to breathe and engage in everyday activities. COPD Awareness Month is an opportunity to explore the impact COPD has on patients’ lives, and […] ... Read More

Rising Strong in the Face of Breast Cancer

> By Erin Hagan Breast cancer is one of the most prevalent forms of cancer, affecting approximately 1 in 8 women nationwide. It’s a condition that not only significantly impacts patients, but also touches the lives of families, friends, and loved ones.  Breast Cancer Awareness Month provides an ideal opportunity to offer meaningful support to those affected by […] ... Read More

Assisted Living Today — A Virtual Revolution

> By Susan Taplinger In the dynamic world of assisted living, innovation has emerged as a powerful force, reshaping the way we care for our elderly loved ones. Technology stands at the forefront of this transformative journey, revolutionizing the landscape of senior care.  As we observe Healthy Aging Month, let’s explore some of the tech-driven advances […] ... Read More

Diabetes Management on the Move

By Erin Hagan As the holiday season approaches, many people are prioritizing travel plans to visit family and friends. However, individuals with diabetes may find that preparing for these trips requires substantial effort. With diabetes affecting roughly 1 in 10 Americans, addressing the distinct travel needs associated with this condition becomes all the more crucial.  American […] ... Read More

Building Resilience: National Preparedness Month

By Erin Hagan First responders and emergency medical services (EMS) providers are at the very heart of preparedness efforts—providing life-saving care during emergencies and natural disasters. However, they can’t always be there the moment trouble strikes – and therefore community members must play an equally important role in emergency readiness. National Preparedness Month presents an ideal […] ... Read More

A Visionary Cause: National Eye Exam Month

> By Susan Taplinger National Eye Exam Month is here, reminding us to prioritize our eye health and to take simple yet impactful steps to keep our vision strong. This annual observance emphasizes the crucial role that maintaining good vision plays in productivity, safety, and overall well-being – and it all starts with comprehensive eye exams. […] ... Read More

Sun Protection Goes Viral: Embracing Skin Care Trends

By Erin Hagan As August ushers in the hottest part of the summer season, more people than ever are actively seeking to protect their skin from damage under the sun’s rays. Social media is playing a significant role in this increased interest in sun protection products and practices. Now that it’s Summer Sun Safety Month, it […] ... Read More

Essential Tools for Safe Tattooing

> By Susan Taplinger Welcome to the world of tattooing, where artistry meets safety!Tattoo art is an ancient practice dating back thousands of years—and its popularity has continued to increase throughout the modern age. Today’s successful tattoo business owners understand the importance of maintaining a safe tattooing environment, prioritizing the well-being of both their team […] ... Read More

Transforming Lives Through Recreational Therapy

By Erin Hagan Whether recovering from an injury or living with a disability, it is important to encourage individuals to continue engaging in activities they love and discovering new hobbies they enjoy. That is why therapy in the form of recreation is a powerful tool. National Therapeutic Recreation Week is celebrated during the second week of […] ... Read More

Chronic Wound Care: Building a Path to Optimal Healing

By Susan Taplinger Imagine waking up every day with a persistent wound that refuses to heal — a wound that restricts your daily activities, limits your mobility, and causes discomfort. This is the reality for many individuals living with chronic wounds. The key to promoting optimal healing and minimizing complications lies in proper wound care. […] ... Read More

Men’s Health Month: Make Prevention a Priority

By Erin Hagan Every day, millions of men throughout the U.S. work hard to manage a wide range of responsibilities. But when it comes to taking care of their own well-being, a lot of men fall down on the job – often due to traditional notions of masculinity. June is National Men’s Health Month, and it’s […] ... Read More

Men’s Health Month: Make Prevention a Priority

By Erin Hagan Every day, millions of men throughout the U.S. work hard to manage a wide range of responsibilities. But when it comes to taking care of their own well-being, a lot of men fall down on the job – often due to traditional notions of masculinity. June is National Men’s Health Month, and it’s […] ... Read More

Living Well with Arthritis

By Erin Hagan Each day, millions of people are faced with the challenges of living with arthritis — a debilitating condition that can make it difficult to perform daily activities, function at work, or simply move around. With nearly 1 out of 4 adults currently diagnosed, arthritis is a leading cause of disability across the United States. […] ... Read More

Paws, Claws, and Fins: Meeting Your Pet’s Unique Health Needs

 By Susan Taplinger Whether furred, feathered, scaled, or finned – pets hold a special place in our lives. They bring affection, fun, and joy to many households across the U.S.— and they can even help to boost our moods and reduce our stress. National Pet Day provides the opportunity to learn about proper pet care and […] ... Read More

Dental Hygienists – The Unsung Heroes of Oral Health

By Erin Hagan When it comes to your teeth, who should you thank for your healthy smile? Your first response was probably “my dentist”. But don’t forget to thank another important oral-health professional — your dental hygienist — an essential member of your preventive care team. National Dental Hygienist Appreciation Week is celebrated during the […] ... Read More

National Kidney Month: Surviving and Thriving on Dialysis

 By Erin Hagan Most of us don’t spend a lot of time thinking about our kidneys. But maybe we should. After all, they are essential to our everyday survival and well-being. That’s because kidneys are responsible for filtering blood and removing waste and extra fluids from our bodies. March is National Kidney Month, the perfect time […] ... Read More

Our Hearts Are on the Line

By Susan Taplinger For decades, heart disease was considered a man’s concern—not something for women to worry about. This misunderstanding meant that women’s symptoms were sometimes overlooked, ignored, or undiagnosed. Today, we are gaining a better understanding that heart disease is a serious consideration for both genders. Now that it’s American Heart Month, let’s take the […] ... Read More

National Pharmacist Day

By Erin Hagan Stand Up and Cheer for Your Pharmacist! The history of the pharmacy profession spans hundreds, if not thousands of years–and is constantly evolving. Today, pharmacists are highly skilled experts who play a crucial role in healthcare throughout the United States and across the globe. National Pharmacist Day  (January 12) gives us the opportunity […] ... Read More

How to Program a Healthy New Year

 By Susan Taplinger How to Program a Healthy New Year The beginning of January is the perfect time to plan for the year ahead, and to take stock of your annual medical needs. While many factors go into programming a healthy year, scheduling your physical examination and other routine appointments is a great way to […] ... Read More

Moving Forward with Multiple Sclerosis

By Erin Hagan Almost one million people in the United States deal with multiple sclerosis (MS), an unpredictable condition affecting the central nervous system, which plays a vital role in controlling our daily activities. It can impact anyone, but it’s more common among those between 20 and 40 years old, making MS a significant cause […] ... Read More

Pressure Points: Bariatric Breakthroughs in Pressure Ulcer Care

By Susan Taplinger Bariatric patients face unique challenges in healthcare, particularly when it comes to pressure ulcer prevention and management. These individuals, defined as those with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher, require specialized care to address the increased risk of pressure ulcers. Let’s consider some of the essential factors contributing to […] ... Read More

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