Our Everyday Heroes, Celebrating Our Caregivers
November is considered National Family Caregivers Month. During this month, we are charged to providing support acknowledgment to the selfless caregivers that care for loved ones and friends. Caregivers provide critical resources, committed attention, and emotional support to the many generations that make a family. The purpose of National Family
Veterans vs. COVID: A New Battleground
We recognize that everyone is concerned about the risk of contracting Coronavirus (COVID-19). According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), COVID-19 is a new disease; and there is limited information regarding risk factors for severe disease. Those who may be at higher risk for more severe complications
Effects Of COVID-19 On Mental Health
In late 2019, medical professionals identified the COVID-19 or coronavirus disease in Wuhan, China. This highly-contagious virus targets the respiratory system. In the days ahead, this virus in Wuhan would reek havoc on the physical body, the collective effects of COVID-19 on global mental health may this virus the most
What Is Oxygen Saturation level and Its Importance?
Oxygen saturation refers to the amount of oxygen transferred to the body’s different cells through the blood. Oxygen saturation is a standard measurement in the care of a patient. It tells us how much oxygen is present in the blood. Hemoglobin is responsible for transferring oxygen in the blood to
10 Things About COPD
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a long-term breathing disorder. It has severe effects on the lungs and the lung-associated organ, the heart. Here are ten things that you may not know about COPD: 1. COPD, A Multifaceted Disease Three conditions, Emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and refractory asthma can cause Chronic
Why Are The Vital Signs Important?
The Vital Signs are a collection of the four to six most critical medical signs showing the status of the body’s vital (life-sustaining) functions. Doctors take such tests to help determine a person’s general physical health, provide clues to potential illnesses, and demonstrate progress towards recovery. The normal ranges of
What Is Your Respiratory Rate And Why It Matters?
Your respiratory rate is the average rate of breathing in one minute. This rate is generally measured in breaths per minute and regulated by the respiratory center. Breathing is an involuntary and automatic process. How much the respiratory center in the brain controls how much air is inhaled or exhaled.
Social Distancing: 5 Ways To Stay Connected
Social experiences are critical for mental health and happiness. When we lose the ability to talk, hang out, or communicate with friends, family, and co-workers, maintaining that sense of happiness is difficult. Thanks to our digitally enhanced world, staying connected is easier than ever before. Hundreds of messaging and video