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Celebrate Healthy Aging Month in September

September 8th, 2016|

September is Healthy Aging Month. This annual observance focuses national attention on the positive aspects of growing older.

Sharing is Caring: Healthcare Innovators Collaborate to Reduce Hospital Readmissions

August 8th, 2016|

Sharing is Caring: Healthcare Innovators Collaborate to Reduce Hospital Readmissions

Knowledge is infectious and that’s a good thing for a diverse group of healthcare innovators in Nashville, Tenn., known as the Transitioning Patients Across the Care Continuum (TPACC) community.

The group meets monthly to share knowledge, host speakers and discuss how they can impact and improve

Five Ways to Increase Disease Prevention Among Men

June 20th, 2016|

In honor of Men’s Health Month, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) Program is sharing activities and resources to promote the importance of preventive health care in maintaining optimal health and ensuring early detection.

Wellness Coordinators Focus Care on Patients’ Mind and Body

June 6th, 2016|

Unity Physician Partners and Centerstone Health Partners share the belief that a person’s mind and body are not separate. What affects one, affects the other.

10 Early Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s

May 27th, 2016|

Memory loss that disrupts daily life may be a symptom of dementia, such as Alzheimer’s, a brain disease that causes a slow decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills.

Asking the Right Medication Questions Could Save Your Life

February 22nd, 2016|

Victor Harris almost died after taking a new medicine for high blood pressure. Victor, a 52-year-old African American, was on a low dose of blood pressure medicine for two years. After a routine visit to his primary care office, the nurse practitioner he saw changed his medication to lisinopril.

How to Prevent the Spread of C. diff

February 8th, 2016|

Clostridium difficile (C. diff.) is a serious infection that is linked to 14,000 American deaths each year. It is difficult to treat, easy to contract and especially harmful to older adults.

Dementia, I (Don’t) Love You

January 27th, 2016|

In the early days, before my mother was diagnosed with dementia, I just thought she had trouble hearing. For example, I often had a sitter at the house to stay with her during the day while I was at work. One day the sitter told my mother that she loved her.

Keep Your Bones Strong to Prevent Falls

December 22nd, 2015|

As we get older, keeping our bones strong reduces the risk of falls and fractures. Although some bone loss is to be expected with age, getting enough calcium and vitamin D can help maintain, and even improve, your bone strength.

Setting SMART Goals for the New Year

December 2nd, 2015|

Are you looking forward to a New Year and setting our goals now in anticipation that 2016 will be the year— the year that I run a 5k; the year that I lose 20 pounds; the year I meet the goal I set last year?