Category Archives: Guest Posts

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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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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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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