The Story Behind National Nurses Day

Nurses are making the headlines now more than ever, most often the image of frontline workers in the COVID-19 pandemic. Before this virus was a household name, the World Health Organization had already declared 2020 the “Year of the Nurse”. What is the history behind the celebrations of the most honest profession for the past 18 years?

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COVID-19 Precautions For Your Everyday

While it may seem longer, most people have only been social distancing with additional shelter-in-place orders for only 30 days. Remember, the first ‘real’ shut down occurred with the NBA canceled their season on March 11th. As of today, April 12th, many across the country celebrated Easter Services remotely. Some states have closed school for the remainder of the academic year, and other states have extended orders through mid-May. Sometimes watching the daily news briefings can bring more questions than answers. Here are some answers to everyday questions that seem to be on everyone’s mind regarding COVID-19.

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Recovery & Self Care During COVID-19

Across the nation, our hospital systems anticipate being overwhelmed with the most critical patients during this COVID-19 pandemic. Hospital systems and provider offices are asking people to stay at home during mild to moderate illness and visit offices or the emergency room only when necessary. So, what should you do to care for yourself while home?

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COVID-19 Questions Answered

Coronavirus. COVID-19. However you refer to this virus, it’s taking over everyone’s life in some way or another. This virus has upended not only our towns, states, and country, but also our world. Schools are closed. People are working from home. Sports seasons are canceled. While we have the internet at our fingertips, sometimes the amount of information can be overwhelming. Let’s break it down a bit…

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Tylenol vs. Advil – What’s the difference?

Tylenol and Advil.  These two popular brand names of medication also have the generic names of acetaminophen and ibuprofen.  These two very common over-the-counter (OTC) medications can be confusing.  Let’s cut right to the chase and answer the questions these two medications seem to bring up time and time again for patients. 

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New Diagnosis? Five Questions to Ask Your Provider

Hearing a new diagnosis for the first time can catch you off guard. Taking the time to ask questions, gather information, and formulate a treatment plan are important steps to understanding how this new diagnosis will affect you. Here are five questions you should ask to help start your journey back to your optimal health.

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Three Tips to Improve Your Mental Health

Mental health is our overall psychological and emotional well-being. It’s much more than just a diagnosis.  It involves the way you feel about yourself and others. It includes your ability to manage your feelings and deal with every day conflicts. 

At times taking care of your mental health can mean seeking professional support and treatment.  It can also include taking personal steps towards improving your own emotional health on a daily basis.  Making small changes can improve all areas of your life including your mood, attitude, and overall outlook on life.  

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