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Patient Safety Awareness Week

Posted by Grace Youn on Mar 14, 2016 1:30:00 PM

Do you know about the invisible healthcare crisis happening across hospitals in the US? 
Antibiotic resistance isn't just a problem in the meat we eat... 

Read more to find out about these antibiotic-resistant bacteria! 

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Topics: LVN, jobs, career, health news, patient safety awareness week

National Trisomy Awareness Month

Posted by Grace Youn on Mar 3, 2016 1:30:00 PM

Did you know...

That March is designated as National Trisomy Awareness Month? 

But, okay, what IS trisomy (pronounced "try-so-me")? Who does it affect? How? 
Let me answer those questions for you. 

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Topics: public, health news, trisomy, national trisomy awareness month

National Kidney Month

Posted by Grace Youn on Mar 1, 2016 1:30:00 PM
 
Did you know that March is National Kidney Month? This month especially, the  National Kidney Foundation urges everyone to get a checkup and screening for Kidney Disease.
 
Reminder: This year's World Kidney Day is on March 10th! It's celebrated every second Thursday of March.
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Topics: public, health news, national kidney month, kidney disease

American Heart Health Month

Posted by Grace Youn on Feb 26, 2016 1:00:00 PM

Did you know that February has also been designated as American Heart Health month?

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. It is estimated that every 43 seconds, someone will suffer a heart attack. 

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Topics: public, health news, american heart health month, heart health

Children's Dental Health Month

Posted by Grace Youn on Feb 24, 2016 3:04:32 PM
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Did you know that February is also National Children’s Dental Health Month? This year’s theme is “Sugar Wars”! (I'm sure you got the reference.)
 
Good dental health is important at any age. Poor oral hygiene can also interfere with your child's ability to learn, which can lead to other long-term problems. 
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Topics: public, child care, health news, dental care

Lead Poisoning (Infographic)

Posted by Grace Youn on Feb 1, 2016 1:30:00 PM

What's happening in Flint, Michigan? 

The water supply for has been contaminated with lead for over a year, and President Obama has declared it a federal state of emergency. Unfortunatelty, the lead contamination has increased blood lead levels for almost all the residents of Flint, Michigan. 

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Topics: public, current events, lead poisoning, health news

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