Understanding ADHD

We’ve all heard of ADHD before, but what exactly does it entail? We’re breaking it down for National ADHD Awareness Month! You may have heard someone throw around the term when they felt scatterbrained, but true ADHD isn’t a momentary fog or a temporary phase; it’s a diagnosable behavioral disorder that can make completing daily…

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What You Need to Know About Newborn Screening

September is Newborn Screening Awareness Month! As exciting as becoming a new parent is, the preparation can be overwhelming. It’s hard to sift through all the advice and information out there for those expecting. That’s why we’re utilizing Newborn Screening Awareness Month to educate soon-to-be moms and dads about the importance of infant health screens.…

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Overdose Awareness Day

Addiction is a disease, and it’s one that is far too prevalent.  The CDC has estimated that 90,237 people have died from overdoses from September 2020 to April 2021. And The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime reports that North America continues to have the highest drug-related mortality rate in the world.  August 31st…

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What You Need to Know About CPR

Countless lives are saved every day by cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or CPR, and it’s some of the most valuable knowledge you can have. This week on the blog, we’re covering the basics of CPR, including when and how to give it. When to use CPR If someone is not breathing, it’s time to perform CPR. CPR…

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Celebrate the Fourth of July the Safe Way

It’s the Fourth of July weekend, and we’re ready to celebrate! Nothing kills the mood faster than an accident or injury at a holiday gathering. That’s why we’re reviewing these important outdoor safety tips, so nothing interferes with your fun-filled Independence Day! Grilling safety Whether you have ribs, kabobs, or veggies on the menu, grilling…

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Vegetables You Should Be Eating

Summer is in full swing, and we all want to look and feel our best. Today is National Eat Your Vegetables Day, the perfect time to up your veggie intake and diversify your palate! You know vegetables are good for you, but how? We’re breaking down what in-season vegetables offer which specific health benefits, complete…

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FDA Approves Breakthrough Drug for Alzheimer’s Disease

The FDA has granted accelerated approval for Aduhelm (aducanumab), a drug used to treat Alzheimer’s disease. Drugs approved under the accelerated approval pathway have proven to be more beneficial than what’s currently on the market for life-threatening illnesses. Considering Aduhelm is the first drug of its kind and the first Alzheimer’s treatment to be approved…

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Care for the Skin You’re In

As the warmer weather picks up and we start spending more time outside, it’s important to educate ourselves on the serious risks, causes, and dangers of skin cancer. May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, and with Memorial Day right around the corner, it’s a great reminder to love and protect your skin from the most…

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Thank You to Our Staff on National Hospital Week

The month of May is dedicated to thanking all the devoted individuals who selflessly and tirelessly work to improve the health and wellness of their communities! Nurses Week Every year, Nurses Week introduces National Hospital Week. Nurses Week begins on May 6 and ends on Florence Nightingale’s birthday on May 12. Florence Nightingale founded modern…

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Managing Allergies and Asthma

In 1984, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) declared May to be “National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month.” With May being peak season for both allergies and asthma, it’s an opportune time to discuss the conditions that affect more than 65 million Americans. Allergens Allergies are a hypersensitive immune response to allergens in…

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