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Saving a life after death

Saving a life after death

According to the Health Resources and Services Administration, over 100,000 people in the U.S. are waiting for an organ donation, and many may never receive that call for their second chance at life. It’s difficult to imagine what will happen to your body after death–let alone committing to donating your organs and tissues. Although having this plan in place allows you to possibly impact hundreds of lives and continue making a difference to others.

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Managing the symptoms of arthritis—both physical and mental.

Managing the symptoms of arthritis—both physical and mental.

Arthritis comes in many forms.

Arthritis is a common affliction that affects the joints, causing pain and inflammation that can make it hard for sufferers to stay active. There are more than 100 types of arthritis, each with its own set of symptoms. While arthritis usually affects older people, it can develop at any age. Today in the U.S., about 50 million adults and 300,000 children have some form of arthritis.

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Why it’s important to vaccinate your children

Why it’s important to vaccinate your children

Vaccines or immunizations can be overwhelming for children and parents. Although vaccinations are sometimes uncomfortable, they are a critical part of keeping your children and others surrounding them safe. National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is an annual observance that highlights the importance of protecting children two years and younger from vaccine-preventable diseases.

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Join us in celebrating WOC Nurse Week

Join us in celebrating WOC Nurse Week

Did you know the third week in April kicks off WOC Nurses Week? Most people tend to have the same question, what is a WOC nurse? While it may not be a very well-known specialty, WOC nurses make up a vital component of care as experts in wound, ostomy and continence care. They hold advanced degrees and are one of the only sub specialties that needs to be board certified. In fact, WOC nurses are required to have at least five years experience in a hospital setting and maintain a board certification which must be renewed every five years.

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Helping patients navigate through the world of healthcare

Helping patients navigate through the world of healthcare

Healthcare social workers act as patient advocates, educators, advisors, coordinators of care, and strive to preserve the healthcare and dignity of the communities they serve. Almost 60 years ago, Social Work Month was established to spread awareness regarding the profession, and the holistic support they provide to patients, their families, and caregivers.

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