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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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 Physicans 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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Recognizing Social Work Month

March is Social Work Month, a time that recognizes the dedication and empathy social workers deliver while providing services to those in need. Social workers provide support to people of all backgrounds, in our communities. They guide us through the obstacles and help lift us out of the potholes. Social workers provide a voice for…

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American Heart Month

More than 650,000 Americans die from heart disease each year, according to the CDC. It is the leading cause of death for American men and women. We observe American Heart Month in February to remind everyone about the risks factors of heart disease and how to keep your heart healthy. While high blood pressure, high…

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Thyroid Awareness Month

The thyroid is located in the neck and consists of a small butterfly-shaped gland. The gland influences the function of important organs such as the brain, lier, heart and kidneys. Its most important function is to make hormones that travel in the blood to control your metabolism, digestion and regulation body temperature. January recognizes Thyroid…

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National Blood Donor Month

National Blood Donor Month is recognized every January for nearly 50 years to remind others about the lifesaving impact of blood and platelet donors. According to America’s Blood Center, 31,000 pints of blood are used every day.  January is one of the most difficult times to maintain a sufficient blood supply for patients. Make a…

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