We’re welcoming brighter days while continuing to promote health and safety.
As a health professional it's important to educate your patients on prevalent diseases to ensure that they're doing everything they can to avoid them. It's also essential that they know how to support loved ones if they're diagnosed with one of these common illnesses. For example, during Parkinson's Awareness Month in April, it's essential to familiarize patients with the progressive movement disorder and how it impacts people across the U.S. Here are a few tips for helping your patients understand Parkinson's.
As a health professional, ensuring that your patients are eating well and including essential vitamins and nutrients in their regular diets is crucial to helping them maintain their overall health. Here are four simple steps you can recommend to your patients to assist them with improving their nutrition.
As people grow older, their bodies become increasingly vulnerable to a number of age-related conditions. As a health professional, it's important to educate older patients on these illnesses to help them lower their risk.
January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, and is a great opportunity to share facts, risks and prevention tips for cervical cancer with patients.
Protecting heart health is key for people trying to maintain their overall well-being. Heart disease has become so prevalent among adults in the U.S. that the condition accounts for an estimated one in every four deaths that occur each year, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As a health professional, remind patients that simply improving their diet and making an effort to stay physically active can drastically reduce their risk of experiencing a life-threatening heart condition.
Folic acid is an important part of a healthy diet. Low levels of folate - the naturally occurring B vitamin from which folic acid is derived - can contribute to anemia, inhibited cell and protein regeneration and ulcers. While many people have heard of the importance of consuming folic acid during pregnancy, there are many other ways that the vitamin supports healthy bodies.
A smile tells a story and lights up a room, but sadly, many seniors are afraid to show theirs because of poor dental health. According to the Washington Dental Service Foundation, 75 percent of people age 60 and older have only some of their natural teeth, and nearly 23 percent of people between the ages of 65 and 74 have severe gum disease.
While people of all ages should take steps to reduce their chance of catching influenza, it's particularly important for seniors to make an effort to avoid the condition. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 50 to 70 percent of seasonal flu-related hospitalizations occur among people 65 years or older due to their risk of serious complications from the illness.