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Honoring World Tuberculosis Day

Each day, over 4,000 people lose their lives to Tuberculosis (TB )and close to 30,000 people fall ill with this preventable and curable disease. We aim to raise public awareness about the devastating health, social and economic consequences of Tuberculosis, and to step up efforts to end the global TB epidemic.

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6 Tips to Protect Seniors from COVID-19

  While older adults are not the only ones at risk for the coronavirus, they are at a greater risk for more serious and deadly consequences. Here are 6 tips to protect seniors from COVID-19.   1. Social Distancing Social distancing means avoiding people, nonessential travel,  public transportation, and social gatherings. Staying away from other…

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Brain Injury Awareness Month

For more than three decades, the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) has proudly led the nation in observing Brain Injury Awareness Month by conducting an engaging public awareness campaign in March of each year. This campaign provides a platform for educating the general public about the incidence of brain injury and the needs of…

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Stocking up on Medical Supplies and Food

As more cases are reported of the novel coronavirus across the country, a two-week individual quarantine no longer seems far-fetched whether its government-imposed or self-imposed. People over 60 years, as well as those with underlying conditions like diabetes, heart disease, and lung disease, are more vulnerable to COVID-19. Those over 80 or 90 years are…

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Comparing the Flu with the New Coronavirus [COVID-19]

  Many people are comparing the flu with the new coronavirus [COVID-19]. Here’s a list of 5 similarities and 5 differences to give you more clarity into the current situation.   Similarities between the Flu and the new Coronavirus   Common symptoms of the flu and the new coronavirus include fever, cough, body aches, and…

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Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week

Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week honors those born with a heart defect and all of the families and friends touched by children with heart defects. This is also the time for recognizing those who care for children and adults born with heart defects, as well as researchers and other heart experts.

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Art Therapy for Dementia

  Alzheimer’s Disease is just one form of dementia.  Other forms include vascular dementia, alcohol-related dementia, Parkinson’s dementia, and frontotemporal dementia. But art therapy is blind to the causes of a patient’s dementia. In fact, it has proven to be an effective communication tool to help individuals with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) as well as…

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It’s Thyroid Awareness Month!

The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland located at the base of the neck. Although relatively small, the thyroid plays a huge role in the body, influencing the function of many important organs, including the heart, brain, liver, kidneys, and skin. Talk with your healthcare provider about whether your thyroid is healthy and functioning properly.

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An Active life Promotes a Sense of Purpose and Improves Self-Esteem

Recreational activities have always been part and parcel of a nursing home program. Meaningful activities tailored to the needs and abilities of nursing home residents promote their sense of purpose and improve their self-esteem. But with many different residents of varying interests and abilities, programming can be challenging. In fact, according to a study published…

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Celebrating National Handwashing Awareness Week

Join us in celebrating National Handwashing Awareness Week. Regular handwashing, particularly before and after certain activities, is one of the best ways to remove germs, avoid getting sick, and prevent the spread of germs to others. It’s quick, it’s simple, and it can keep us all from getting sick. Handwashing is a win for everyone, except…

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