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Firework Safety

Each 4th of July, thousands of people, most often children and teens, are injured while using consumer fireworks. Despite the dangers of fireworks, few people understand the associated risks - devastating burns, other injuries, fires and even death.

How to Prevent Pesky Summer Pests

We love summer, but we hate the bugs that come with it. As the weather heats up, it is likely you will encounter these pesky creatures. If you’ve ever been bitten by a mosquito, tick, or flea, you probably have experienced the itching and irritation they cause. We may call them “pests,” but these vectors can spread germs and diseases with their bites. The term “vector-borne diseases” refers to the illnesses these bugs spread from person-to-person and animal-to-person. Vectors include organisms like mosquitos, ticks, fleas, flies, etc.

National Men’s Health Week

National Men’s Health Week is observed each year leading up to Father’s Day. This week is a reminder for men to take steps to be healthier, but they don’t have to do it alone! Whether it’s your husband, partner, dad, brother, son, or friend you can help support the health and safety of the men in your life.

Set an Example with Healthy Habits

You can support the men in your life by having healthy habits yourself and by making healthy choices.

ADLs and Occupational Therapy for Seniors

Occupational therapy is an essential part of a rehabilitation program, as it allows individuals to get back to a productive, independent lifestyle. Over one-third of occupational therapists work with older adults who have been affected by illness, injury, disability or mental health condition. In fact, occupational therapists are often advocates for the elderly, working with local community groups and governments to ensure each is doing their part to allow seniors to maintain as much independence as possible.

Women and Stroke

In the U.S., stroke is the 5th leading cause of death for men but the 3rd leading cause of death for women. In fact, stroke kills twice as many women as breast cancer. Women in general tend to live longer than men so more women tend to live alone when they become a stroke victim, have a worse recovery after stroke, and are more likely to reside in a nursing home after a stroke. Rapid recognition of stroke symptoms and calling 9-1-1 to help fast are incredibly important to prevent longterm disability from stroke.

12 Tips For Healthy Feet

You know your heart needs a lot of TLC but so do your feet! After all, they are the workhorses of your body, taking an average of 5,000 steps a day. That’s 2.5 miles! Not to mention that your feet have to bear the weight of your body every step of the way. Those hard-working feet deserve a little more attention than you’re probably giving them. Here are some tips to help keep them healthy.

Measles

Measles is an acute viral respiratory illness. It is characterized by a prodrome of fever (as high as 105°F) and malaise, cough, coryza, and conjunctivitis - the three “C”s -, a pathognomonic enanthema (Koplik spots) followed by a rash. The rash usually appears about 14 days after a person is exposed. The rash spreads from the head to the lower extremities. Patients are considered to be contagious from 4 days before to 4 days after the rash appears.

Sleep Basics

A third of US adults report that they get less than the recommended amount of 7 or more hours of sleep per night. Getting enough sleep is not a luxury, it is something people need for good health. Sleep-related difficulties affect many people, however, these disorders can be diagnosed and treated, bringing relief to those who suffer from them.

HRMC Pulmonary Rehab helps manage COPD

Aubrey Nuss RN, BS
Director of Cardiovascular Services

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the 3rd leading cause of death in the United States, behind heart disease and cancer. Currently, 16 million people are diagnosed with COPD, and many more have not been diagnosed yet. Unfortunately, COPD is a progressive disease and there is no cure. However, it can be treated! 

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