Healthcare Education

Brain Injury Month

There are more than 5.3 million children and adults in the United States who are living with a permanent brain injury-related disability. That is one in every 60 people. Brain Injury Month aims to de-stigmatize brain injuries and increase the understanding of these injuries as a chronic condition.

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Cardiovascular Professionals Week

February is American Heart Month, which is not only a great time to raise awareness of heart disease, but also a great time to celebrate the cardiovascular professionals who help diagnose and treat heart conditions. Cardiovascular Professionals Week recognizes the constancy, dedication, and professional commitment of invasive and non-invasive professionals delivering emergent and routine care…

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National Therapeutic Recreation Month

National Therapeutic Recreation Month highlights the importance of engaging in activities that aid in recover and the healing of people with various disabilities. We honor our recreation therapists and all that they do to help our patients and our residents heal in the most enjoyable way.

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Congratulations Ditmas Park!

Ditmas Park is proud to announce that we have been rated a 2021 Best Senior Living Facility by SeniorAdvisor.com and A Place for Mom! During this very difficult year, we thank our hard-working Ditmas team for going above and beyond to keep our residents safe and happy. We are so glad to see others recognize…

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Thyroid Health Awareness Month

The thyroid is a small gland found in the middle of the lower neck. The hormones it produces helps control your body temperature and heart rate, and help regulate the production of protein. January is Thyroid Awareness Month. Up to 20 million Americans have a thyroid condition. The thyroid can be either over-active or under-active.…

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National Blood Donor Month

About 36,000 units of red blood cells and 7,000 units of platelets are needed every single day in the U.S. Blood donations typically drop off during and immediately after the winter holidays, which makes National Blood Donor Month in January a critical time. Donating blood saves many lives and improves health for many people. According…

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Handwashing Awareness Week

Practicing good hand hygiene is a simple yet effective way to prevent infections. Germs can get onto hands if people touch any object that has germs on it. It may be because someone coughed or sneezed on it or it was touched by some other contaminated object. When these germs get onto hands and are…

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World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day is an opportunity to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with the virus, and to commemorate those who have lost their lives from an AIDS-related illness. Globally, there are an estimated 38 million people who have the virus. We take today to remind people that there…

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Visiting Parks During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Some states have begun to opening parks and some have even lifted all stay at home bans. With summer approaching, the opening of parks is great, but we must recognize that the COVID-19 pandemic is not over. Here are the Dos and Don’ts that is recommended: Every state has different guidelines, always follow your state…

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