Community Health Improvement Week is recognized during the first full week of June to honor those working to improve the health and well-being of individuals and communities while advancing health equity.  These healthcare heroes should are recognized for the numerous causes they work for. They advocate for their communities, aiming to keep everyone safe and…

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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Celebrated annually on March 8th, International Women’s Day commemorates the historic journey all women have embarked to accomplish. In 1849, Elizabeth Blackwell, MD became the first woman to earn a medical degree in the United States. According to the United States Census, women now hold more than 75% of healthcare jobs. We are proud and…

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