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National Blood Pressure Month

May is High Blood Pressure Education Month, providing an important opportunity to focus on hypertension control and stroke prevention. According to the CDC, nearly half of all adult Americans have high blood pressure, and of those 75% do not have it controlled. While many believe that high blood pressure is something that happens later in…

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Older Americans Month

Older Americans Month is observed every May. It focuses on again place, in an attempt to keep older adults comfortable in their homes and living independently in their communities for as long as possible.  This year’s theme is Age My Way, a chance to explore the many ways older adults can be involved with their…

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National Nurses Month

Nurses make a difference. This month we recognize the vast contributions and positive impact of America’s 4 million registered nurses. National Nurses Month honors our nation’s nurse heroes and their contributions to the health and well-being of our communities. Nurses make a difference as trusted advocates who ensure individuals, families, and populations receive quality patient…

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Parkinson’s Awareness Month

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a neurological disease that affects the brain’s nervous system. The nerve cells (neurons) gradually break down and die.  Often called the movement disorder, Parkinson’s symptoms include: Tremor Stiffness Walking and Balance issues Speech Changes Slowed movements PD is a lifelong and progressive disease, which means that symptoms slowly worsen over time.…

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Stress Awareness Month

April is Stress Awareness Month, a time dedicated to learning healthy ways to manage stress. Everyone experiences stress, the most common experiences become a mental or emotional strain. Continuous stress can have negative effects on your body. When placed in a stressful situation, stress hormones enter the bloodstream, leading to an increase in blood pressure…

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Autism Awareness Month

This April we proudly recognize National Autism Month! Let’s celebrate the resilience of those with autism & applaud their unique talents! Let’s create better awareness by informing and encouraging communities to celebrate differences, and become more inclusive of individuals with autism.  Autism, or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), refers to a broad range of conditions characterized…

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Occupational Therapy Month

Through the use of therapeutic everyday activities, occupational therapy treats the physical and developmental ailments that impact the ability to perform day-to-day tasks. April is Occupational Therapy Month celebrates the holistic and custom approach to making independence possible.  Occupational Therapists have studied the movements to make a safe transition and improve weakened muscles. Through their…

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National Physicians Week

National Physicians Week is celebrated from March 25th to the 31st. It gives us a moment to honor the hardworking men and women who took an oath to ethically help others heal.  Doctors have completed years of schooling and make difficult decisions while managing to care for their patients with kindness and focus. Every day,…

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Brain Injury Month

Brain injuries are fall-related damage to the brain through impact to the head or penetration of sharp objects. National Brain Injury Awareness Month raises awareness of the significant cause of brain injuries and eliminates the stigma for those with brain injuries.  There are two types of brain injuries; Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) and Traumatic Brain…

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Patient Safety Awareness Week

Patient safety is a public health concern, as everyone interacts with the health care system. Every detail matters when it comes to providing the highest quality care that is safe and error-free. Patient Safety Awareness Week aims to acknowledge the steps needed to improve patient safety while recognizing the work already being done to protect…

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