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Are You at Risk of Heart Disease?

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. In 2021, heart disease was responsible for 1 in every 5 deaths. It is a silent killer that often does not show symptoms until you are already experiencing a medical emergency. Did you know around 1 in every 20 adults aged 20 or… Continue reading Are You at Risk of Heart Disease?

Allison Dalton
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Medicaid: What to Watch in 2024

Medicaid is the primary program providing healthcare coverage to one in five low-income Americans. See the issues at play in 2024.

Brooke Phillips, CWCMS
social work month

What Do Social Workers Do?

Social workers are people advocates. They work directly with, and on behalf of, a wide variety of populations, helping those in need address the personal, family, and social problems that affect their lives. For social workers in the medical field, this advocacy includes helping patients and their families with their medical care and health needs.… Continue reading What Do Social Workers Do?

Brooke Phillips, CWCMS
National IV Nurses Day

What is Infusion Therapy?

Infusion therapy is when medication or fluids are administered through a needle or catheter, usually via an intravenous line (IV). It is a method of delivering medication or nutrition that can’t be taken orally or that needs to be dispensed quickly and/or at a controlled pace. Some types of chemotherapy, for example, need to be… Continue reading What is Infusion Therapy?

Brooke Phillips, CWCMS
Home healthcare or Home care: what's the difference? Image of caregiver helping patient walk at home. Article explores the difference between home healthcare and home care.

Home Healthcare or Home Care: What’s the Difference?

Do you or your loved one need home healthcare, or just home care? The terms “home care” and “home health” refer to support services delivered in the comfort of home. These terms are often used interchangeably, depending on the state you’re in. Although they overlap, the services they provide are not the same. Knowing the… Continue reading Home Healthcare or Home Care: What’s the Difference?

Brooke Phillips, CWCMS

Celebrating Nurse Practitioner Week: Honoring Healthcare Heroes

Nurse Practitioner Week provides a well-deserved spotlight on the exceptional contributions of nurse practitioners (NPs) to the healthcare field.

Paige Oyaga

What is a Neonatal Nurse?

What is a Neonatal Nurse? Neonatal nurses are nurses who specialize in the care of newborn infants from birth until hospital discharge. While neonatal nurses care for all infants, including infants without medical complications, they are a key care provider for hospitalized infants born with a wide range of complications such as prematurity, infection, cardiac… Continue reading What is a Neonatal Nurse?

Madeline Perez
female doctor kneeling in hospital hallway and handing a red balloon to a young cancer patient. demonstrating the importance of empathy in healthcare.

Why Empathy in Healthcare Matters

I will never forget the call I received on the evening of September 18, 2019. Noah, the son of dear family friends, was taken for an emergent MRI due to concerning symptoms he had developed over the previous weeks. It was on this call that I received the news that the MRI showed Noah had… Continue reading Why Empathy in Healthcare Matters

Mikaela Morris, RD
history of national nurses week and national nurses month

History of National Nurses Week

Thank You, Nurses! Each May, we recognize both Nurse Appreciation Week (May 6 – 12) and National Nurses Month. With more than 4 million registered nurses in the U.S. across a wide spectrum of specialties, the impact nurses make on healthcare is unparalleled. Nurses of all specialties bring vast knowledge and expertise to every healthcare… Continue reading History of National Nurses Week

Brooke Phillips, CWCMS
National Doctors Day

Celebrating National Doctors’ Day

Every year on March 30th, we honor physicians for the work they do for their patients and their communities. The hard work and devotion of our physicians save lives and help keep us healthy. History of National Doctors’ Day The first known Doctors’ Day was observed in Winder, Georgia on March 30, 1933. Eudora Brown… Continue reading Celebrating National Doctors’ Day

Brooke Phillips, CWCMS
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