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Toolkits Support Pharmacists Central Role in Health Management

Toolkits Support Pharmacists Central Role in Health Management

Whether  swinging through the drive-through or stopping by the pharmacy counter, individuals with prescriptions for managing a chronic health issue are in regular contact with their pharmacist.  Medication consumers rely on these healthcare professionals to answer...

Life’s Simple 7…Small Steps to Big Changes

Life’s Simple 7…Small Steps to Big Changes

  Stroke can happen to anyone at any time. Stroke is not just an older person’s disease. Risk factors for stroke, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity and diabetes are happening at younger ages. Unfortunately, risk factors may not be recognized and...

Working the Mind and Body at Work

Working the Mind and Body at Work

The many demand s from deadlines, to-do lists and meetings of all kinds leave no time for an idle mind during an average workday. The  American Diabetes Association’s (ADA) third annual National Get Fit Don’t Sit Day held on Wednesday, May 2, encourages people to use...

2017 Economic Costs of Diabetes in the U.S. Estimated at $327 Billion

2017 Economic Costs of Diabetes in the U.S. Estimated at $327 Billion

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) and the Lewin Group published a report in March 2018, updated from 2012, showing a 26 percent increase in the costs of diabetes. This is due to increased diabetes prevalence and increased per person cost. This cost increase is...

Oral Health in Older Adults: An Essential Component to Overall Health

Oral Health in Older Adults: An Essential Component to Overall Health

Recent research suggests ties between poor oral health and diabetes, stroke, heart disease, lung disease and other serious health issues (CDC). In addition, In 2013, an estimated $111 billion was spent on dental services in the United States. Older adults spend more...

Pass on the Salt, Say “No” to the Cookie

Pass on the Salt, Say “No” to the Cookie

Couple Benefits from Better Choices, Better Health Carol has lived with type 2 diabetes for seventeen years. She experienced various phases of the disease and managing her health was a struggle. When she learned about a chronic disease self-management program during...

One in Three Americans Face Diabetes Risk

One in Three Americans Face Diabetes Risk

The risks for developing type 2 diabetes are common lifestyle challenges faced by many Americans.   Advice on how to lose weight, eat well and stay active is everywhere.  While many believe they are on track, one in three is at risk for developing type 2 diabetes.  Of...

Team Bonding:  Health Care and Self-Care against Diabetes

Team Bonding: Health Care and Self-Care against Diabetes

Health care is expensive and individuals diagnosed with diabetes spend twice as much on their care. Many factors including age, physical activity and family history put individuals at risk for developing pre-diabetes or diabetes.  While lifestyle and behavior can...

Steps Forward: Practice Improvement Strategies

Steps Forward: Practice Improvement Strategies

Developed by the American Medical Association, Steps Forward™ is a free, online platform offering education, process improvement initiatives, metrics and tools with the goal of enhancing practice transformation. These modules include case studies and downloadable...

From Resolution to Long-Term Solution: Healthier Lifestyle Choices

From Resolution to Long-Term Solution: Healthier Lifestyle Choices

Lose weight, exercise more and eat healthier are always on the top of the New Year’s Resolution list. The gym is packed for the first few weeks and the vegetable tray is a fixture at the dinner table.  And then, life gets in the way.  For individuals with chronic...

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Register Now Incontinence is a prevalent condition among nursing home residents and can cause hygienic problems, skin problems and may lead to impairment in Activities of Daily Living (ADLs). It also has implications for resident dignity,[...]
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Register Now Learn the recommended techniques for taking blood pressure (BP). Evaluation of blood pressure is essential in assessing cardiovascular health. As a standard part of many physicians’ office workflows, measuring blood pressure may seem[...]