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Campaign Launched to Increase Advance Directives in Tennessee

April 21st, 2017|

Honoring Choices Tennessee has launched the AdvanceDirectivesTN initiative to increase the number of Tennesseans who have an advance directive for healthcare.

Unsteady on Your Feet?

March 16th, 2017|

If you sometimes feel unsteady, stagger when you try to walk, teeter or fall, you may have a balance disorder. You can help identify a balance problem by asking yourself some key questions before seeing a doctor.

Cutting Out Fat: Healthy Aging Tips for National Nutrition Month

March 4th, 2017|

Here are steps you can take to lower the fat in your diet, according to the National Institutes of Health’s Senior Health website.

Cardiovascular Health Improvement Resources Now Available

February 26th, 2017|

If improving your patients’ cardiovascular health is a priority at your home health agency (HHA), the national Home Health Quality Improvement (HHQI) team can provide the resources and assistance you need to make your efforts successful. Their Cardio Milestones program provides a roadmap to achieving measurable improvement in the cardiovascular health of your patient population.

How Motivational Interviewing Can Inspire Patients to Improve Cardiac Health

February 22nd, 2017|

Motivational interviewing, a clinical approach to communication that leverages open dialogue, empathy and self-motivation, has been shown to have positive health outcomes for patients with chronic conditions.

Five Tips for Creating a Successful Tobacco Cessation Initiative

February 17th, 2017|

Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the United States, accounting for more than 480,000—or one out of every five—deaths each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Controlling High Blood Pressure Starts with Accurate Measurement

February 13th, 2017|

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 75 million American adults—over a third of the population—are living with high blood pressure.

Cardiac Health Q&A with Cynthia Pamon-Burnett, RN

February 8th, 2017|

Cynthia Pamon-Burnett is a registered nurse with many years of experience in health care. Currently, she serves as the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Program Lead for the QIO Program’s Healthy People, Healthy Communities: Improving the Health Status of Communities initiative.

Sharing Blood Pressure Control Best Practices from Across the Country For Heart Month

January 31st, 2017|

American Heart Month, celebrated each February, honors health professionals, researchers and heart health ambassadors whose dedication to fighting heart disease enables countless Americans to live full and active lives. Qsource is sharing blood pressure control best practices from providers across the U.S.

New Guideline on Systolic Blood Pressure for People Aged 60 Years and Older

January 31st, 2017|

The American College of Physicians (ACP) and the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) recently released a joint practice guideline on systolic blood pressure for people aged 60 years and older with hypertension.