Monthly Archive: March 2017

child with disability

What Words Should We Use When We Talk About a Child With Disability?

All of a sudden, I’m hearing the term “special needs” questioned, so I did some soul-searching. What's the right way to refer to a child with disability?

Alethea Mshar
Shield HealthCare Ostomy Customer

Thank You from a Shield HealthCare Ostomy Customer

A Shield HealthCare ostomy customer called in to thank us for the prompt delivery of their supplies and for the support and information we provide.

Aimee Sharp
Antidote to Heroin

In School Nurse’s Room: Tylenol, Bandages and an Antidote to Heroin

Nurses cabinets these days are including naloxone, an antidote for people who are overdosing on opioids like heroin. Read why.

Aimee Sharp
Health Bill Vote

Gohmert, Weber Among Holdouts as House Postpones Health Bill Vote

By Abby Livingston for the Texas Tribune WASHINGTON – Republican leaders in the U.S. House officially conceded Thursday afternoon what most observers already knew: They did not have the votes to pass a major overhaul of President Obama’s 2010 health care law. House leaders pushed back a much-anticipated floor vote on the issue until Friday morning, in a high-stakes gamble… Continue reading Gohmert, Weber Among Holdouts as House Postpones Health Bill Vote

Aimee Sharp
Seniors with No Appetite

Healthy Eating for Seniors with No Appetite

Due to changes in biological functions, many elderly people experience a loss of appetite. Read these steps that can be taken to help ensure healthy eating.

Dr. Kristy Taylor
Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis

Video: Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis – Prevalence and Economic Impact

Incontinence-associated dermatitis, or IAD, is an inflammation of the skin that occurs when the skin comes into contact with urine and/or fecal matter. It can be both painful and embarrassing for patients and is a well-recognized risk factor for the development of pressure injuries, which are not only painful for patients, but also expensive to… Continue reading Video: Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis – Prevalence and Economic Impact

John Maynard
Health Insurance for Special Needs Children

Health Insurance for Children with Special Needs: Letter from U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein

As the future of health insurance for special needs children becomes more uncertain, this mom appeals to her representative for continued services.

Amy Long Carrera, MS, RD, CNSC, CWCMS
Neurogenic Bowels

How to Manage Neurogenic Bowels

In this article by our Spinal Cord Injury Lifestyle Specialist, Aaron Baker describes his guts, feelings and lifestyle around his neurogenic bowels.

Aaron Baker
outstanding programs in Alzheimer’s Caregiving

Three Outstanding Programs in Alzheimer’s Caregiving Honored at AiA17 Conference

Family Caregiver Alliance and The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation honored 3 outstanding programs in Alzheimer’s Caregiving at the AiA17 Conference.

Brooke Phillips, CWCMS
Healthcare Vote

Trump Appears to be Losing Battle Ahead of Healthcare Vote

By David Morgan and Susan Cornwell for Reuters U.S. President Donald Trump and Republican congressional leaders appeared on Wednesday to be losing the battle to get enough support in the House of Representatives to pass their Obamacare rollback bill, watched by wary investors in financial markets. The current House Republican rollback plan is scheduled for a… Continue reading Trump Appears to be Losing Battle Ahead of Healthcare Vote

Aimee Sharp
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