Category Archives: National Health Observance

Immunization and Heart Disease

National Influenza Vaccination Week is December 4-10, 2016 by Lilliam R. Gomez, RN-BC, BSN, CPHQ, and Laurel E. Martin, RN, BSHCA, COS-C, First Choice Home Health, Inc., Boynton Beach, FL The leadership and quality teams at First Choice Home Health, Inc. utilize evidence-based … Continue reading

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Be a Quitter! Take Part in the 2016 Great American Smokeout

by Nervana Elkhadragy, PharmD, and Karen S. Hudmon, DrPH, MS, RPh, Professor of Public Health Pharmacy, Purdue University College of Pharmacy With the 2016 Great American Smokeout just around the corner (November 17), there is no better time to start … Continue reading

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Face the Facts: Stroke is Treatable

By Julia Richards, Manager, Stroke Survival Programs, National Stroke Association Lives can improve with better awareness, access and action. World Stroke Day is October 29, 2016. On this day the National Stroke Association, along with other agencies across the globe, will join … Continue reading

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Score a Vaccination Touchdown with Pneumococcal Vaccines

by Crystal Welch, MSN, HHQI RN Project Coordinator We may be a few weeks away from the kickoff of football season, but now is the time to get your vaccination game started since August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM). … Continue reading

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June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

Guest post by Bethany Knowles Hall, Executive Director at Alzheimer’s Association, West Virginia Chapter It is common knowledge that Alzheimer’s disease robs people of their ability to remember, but many people are unaware that Alzheimer’s disease is fatal, its symptoms extend much further than … Continue reading

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May is Stroke Awareness Month

by Crystal Welch, MSN, HHQI RN Project Coordinator A stroke is serious, just like a heart attack. According to NIH Senior Health, stoke occurs in all age groups but nearly three-quarter of all strokes occur in people over the age … Continue reading

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Occupational Therapy in Home Health: The Value of Sustainable Change

Guest Post by Nancy Dubuar, MOT, OTR/L, CPAM, Occupational Therapist at Allegheny Health Network Healthcare @ Home As an occupational therapist, when I call my clients to set up my first visit in their home, I am often told, “Honey, I … Continue reading

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