Go RED for Women

February is American Heart Month and Friday the 3rd is GO RED FOR WOMEN! Heart disease is the #1 cause of death in the United States and the #1 killer of women, taking more lives than all cancers combined. Go Red for Women inspires women to make lifestyle changes and helps shape policies to save lives. Knowing the causes, risk factors, symptoms, and health tips can help not only improve the health of all women and men, but even prevent the disease in many. We encourage you to “Go RED” with us on Friday by wearing red to raise awareness to this disease, it’s causes, and ways to help prevent it. Heart disease or “cardiovascular disease” refers to conditions that involve narrowed or blocked blo

Tips to Improve Your Hospital Stay

Most of the time a hospital stay is unplanned and can be very stressful physically, mentally, and emotionally. There are many ways to improve your time in the hospital, and if your stay is a planned one for an upcoming surgery for example, then there are definitely a few things you can do to help yourself become more prepared. With these important tips, you can be mentally and emotionally ready for your stay, thus reducing stress and anxiety and maybe even the opportunity to recover at an even faster rate. Don't wait until the day of your surgery to ask the burning questions that you truly need answered. Be prepared. Be informed. If you are scheduled for surgery and have questions that were

Thankful for the Moment

For many of you, the holidays were a bittersweet mixture of moments and emotions. Every year the holiday season is often tough for many families due to recent deaths of loved ones, family, and friends. The “firsts” following the death of a loved one are typically rough for those of us left behind. There are times in life it seems that words are just not enough. This may feel true, but it’s still extremely important to find support in your grief and lean on another in times of pain and hurt and while sorrow may linger, remember to find thankfulness in each present moment. Treasure the ones still with us here today. Remember that it’s always ok to laugh, remember, cry, pray, but don’t forget

Pharmacist Day January 12

This Thursday, January 12th is National Pharmacist Day! It is a time to recognize these professionals for their important role in the medical industry. The first pharmacy school was established in 1821 in Philadelphia, but it wasn’t until June of 1852 that Pharmacy became a separate profession from medicine. Have you ever really stopped to think about what your pharmacist actually does? We know they provide us with our medications when we are sick, but what exactly does that entail? Pharmacists have a variety of responsibilities of which include, but are not limited to: Ensuring the quality of medications supplied to patients Ensuring that the supply of medications is within the law Ensuring

National Blood Donor Month

January is National Blood Donor Month! It’s a great time to bring awareness to the importance of giving blood. It’s also a time that donation is at its lowest due to the holidays, traveling, illness, and winter weather. Donating blood is about supporting life and helping to ensure a steady blood supply for patients in need. It’s very important to do so because even with the technological advances in this day and time, we still are not able make or create blood. There is no substitution. Blood is constantly being used in new and improved surgical procedures and unfortunately can only be stored and saved for a short period of time. Blood contains 3 components that can help people in different

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