Category Archives: Guest Posts

Your Next Home: A Senior’s Guide to Decluttering and Downsizing

by Janet Campbell, Founder of ElderSpark April is Occupational Therapy (OT) Month. Occupational therapists are a valuable resource for caring for patients at home. Keeping patients safe at home can be a challenge related to bathing, excessive clutter, unsafe pathways, … Continue reading

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The ABCs of Kidney Disease Prevention

by Dr. Angie Kurosaka, DNP, RN, CNN, CCM, NEA-BC, Sr. Vice President of Medical Management, Specialized Markets, a division of Centene Corporation Benjamin Franklin said, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” and that holds true today. The … Continue reading

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Preparing for Winter Weather: What to Have in Case of Emergency

by: Patricia Sarmiento, writer for Public Health Corps Being prepared in the event of an emergency is important for anyone, but when you have children, elderly family members, or loved ones who have health issues, it’s especially imperative. When the roads become … Continue reading

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Food Banks: Thinking Outside of the Box

by Jodi Gatts, Administrator of Healthy Habits Training Center at Greater Washington County Food Bank Fundamental Needs Food banking as we know it today started with a Phoenix man, John Van Henge, in the 1960’s. He saw a need, developed … Continue reading

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Is Diabetes Your Destiny? It’s Not the Native American’s!

Promoting self-empowerment and change through healthy choices and policies. by Susan Gay, M.A.Ed., CHES., public health training coordinator, Southern Plains Tribal Health Board You may already know that some racial/ethnic groups have higher rates of diabetes. This is true for … Continue reading

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World Heart Day is September 29, 2017

By Cynthia A. Keely, BA, RRT, LRTR, Director, Quality and Systems Improvement, Get With The Guidelines, American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Small Changes Can Make a Big Difference This World Heart Day, we’re asking you to share how you power … 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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