While February is most commonly associated with Valentine's Day, for over 50 years it has also been recognized as the official American Heart Month in which advocacy efforts are made nationwide to bring awareness to cardiovascular health. That is why, today we are discussing the importance of observing American Heart Month as well as providing some helpful resources for everyone to read and share!
Earlier this week, we discussed the impact COVID has had on some of our everyday habits in terms of how we socialize with others in public spaces like stores, gyms, restaurants and even on dates all during a pandemic. While we can only offer so many social safety tips, it’s important to also note the overwhelming developments of digital engagement technology that continue to connect us with our loved ones, educate us even when schools are closed, provide virtual healthcare services in addition to stabilize our economy with remote workforce management. That’s why in part 2 of our “Living In 2021” blog series, we are going to discuss how these advancements have evolved how we define “social interaction” as well as what this year ahead will look like with continuity of communication as its focus.
A year ago today we had no idea what 2020 would have in store for us. Although we have each experienced trials and tribulations both collectively and individually, we are here today to face yet another new year full of opportunities. That being said, it will also be another year of navigating continuous change, so to stay safe but still manage to live your life, we’ve created a two part “Living In 2021” series that will cover what to expect and how to overcome the new “normal”.
Today is World Suicide Prevention Day - so we wanted to raise awareness for behavioral and mental health initiatives, especially focusing on the negative stigmas surrounding suicide. **warning: topics of this conversation may be disturbing for some listeners**
As this weekend (August 23) marks the beginning of National Healthcare Unit Coordinators (HUC) Week (August 23 - 29), now more than ever, it is important to remember the resilience of healthcare professionals around the world as well as appreciate the sacrifices they have all made in order to best protect our communities’ health and safety. That is why we wanted to raise some awareness for HUC Week by offering some insightful facts and resources on why HUC’s are so important to the healthcare industry. Be sure to share this information with others and promote National HUC Week by using #NAHUC on social media.
Since the beginning of March, the COVID-19 pandemic has had a rippling effect on the entirety of the healthcare industry, resulting in reduced accessibility and affordability of services to certain communities around the world. With no short supply of unprecedented changes, we have all learned to overcome the challenges of fear, panic and confusion in addition to learning how to be resilient during a time of crisis.
August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM), a campaign aimed to encourage everyone to participate in routine vaccinations as well as advocate the importance of immunizations for all ages. Now more than ever, vaccines play an important part in helping protect our communities from preventable diseases in addition to reducing the risks of spreading new ones.
If you are starting to feel the effects of being stuck in the house for too long - we've compiled a list of resources from some of our physical therapy customers that may help you feel less groggy during the day and more motivated to keep moving. Especially if you work from home, it is important to avoid remaining sedentary all day at your desk. Be sure to read more tips for remote workers here.
COVID-19 has definitely made 2020 already a year we won’t forget. As the media is flooded with news updates and the world is in a state of panic and confusion, it is hard to remain positive and look ahead to the brighter future coming our way. That is why, we wanted to evaluate some relatively good things that will come out of COVID-19 and help you focus on some positivity for a change.
While a lot of places like amusement parks, resorts and vacation destinations are beginning to reopen in phases, there has been much discussion and controversy over the way in which they do so. Whether it be a lack of precautionary measures or the implementation of too many, popular leisure and entertainment businesses are now facing the challenges of enforcing their guests to social distance while also making sure their experience is not ruined by safety limitations set in place.