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National Immunization Awareness Month – Are Adults Currently Immunized?

by Shari Levine, MPH, Information Director for Infectious Disease, Vermont Department of Health, NIPHIC Vaccines – for you, me and everybody. What comes to mind when you think of vaccines? I think of babies, toddlers and pre-teens with their heads shaking NOOO when … Continue reading

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Guilt – The Caregiver Nemesis

by Jane Marks, Certified Dementia Practitioner, Speaker, Trainer Do you recall the children’s movie that was a big hit a couple of years ago that had the theme song with the line, “Let it go, let it go.”? Yes, the … Continue reading

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The Struggles and Rewards of Being a Caregiver to a Loved One with Alzheimer’s

by Misty Kevech, RN, MS, HHQI RN Project Coordinator June is the National Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. The Alzheimer’s Association also celebrates June 21st as the “Longest Day” which is about love – “Love for all those affected by … Continue reading

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5 Tips and Tricks for Managing Your Medications This Summer

by Michaela E. Leffler, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCGP, Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice Department, University of Charleston School of Pharmacy, Charleston, WV As the busy summer months are approaching, keeping your health and well-being as a top priority is as important as … Continue reading

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Happy Nurses Week!

by Misty Kevech, RN, MS, HHQI RN Project Coordinator National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6 and ends on May 12, Florence Nightingale’s birthday. The American Nurses Association’s (ANA) theme this year is “Nursing: The Balance of Mind, Body, … Continue reading

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Bridging Health Equities Across Communities Begins with You

by Misty Kevech, RN, MS, HHQI RN Project Coordinator April is National Minority Health Month and this year’s theme is “Bridging Health Equities Across Communities.” The Office of Minority Health (OMH) selected this theme in an effort to promote awareness … Continue reading

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Patient Safety – It’s what we do!

by Tina Hilmas, RN, BSN, Project Manager, Center for Patient Safety Patient Safety Awareness Week is coming up March 12-18 and I’m always excited during this time of the year. You see, patient safety seems so simple yet is so complex and … Continue reading

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