HARMONY BLOG


March 28, 2022 Healthcare Information

National Physicians Week is celebrated from March 25th to the 31st. It gives us a moment to honor the hardworking men and women who took an oath to ethically help others heal. 

Doctors have completed years of schooling and make difficult decisions while managing to care for their patients with kindness and focus. Every day, these dedicated individuals provide quality care. They listen to symptoms, watch and analyze signs, to consult and make decisions to keep our community healthy. 

Take time this week to thank these devoted physicians for working tirelessly and making tremendous sacrifices to heal their patients.



March 22, 2022 Healthcare Information

Brain injuries are fall-related damage to the brain through impact to the head or penetration of sharp objects. National Brain Injury Awareness Month raises awareness of the significant cause of brain injuries and eliminates the stigma for those with brain injuries. 

There are two types of brain injuries; Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Acquired Brain Injuries (ABI) are associated with pressure on the brain. It could come from tumors or neurological illnesses caused by strokes. Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) are caused by external forces, such as a hard impact to the head causes the brain to move inside the skull.

Brain injuries are an issue that affects older people, as they have a higher chance of fall-related injuries. Learning the signs of a head injury and when to seek medical attention can mean the difference between mild and severe injuries. 

It’s also important to remember to eliminate the stigma of having a brain injury. People are not their injuries.



March 16, 2022 Healthcare Information

Patient safety is a public health concern, as everyone interacts with the health care system. Every detail matters when it comes to providing the highest quality care that is safe and error-free. Patient Safety Awareness Week aims to acknowledge the steps needed to improve patient safety while recognizing the work already being done to protect health care patients.

This week we thank the contributions professionals have made in advancing patient safety, reducing uncertainty, and maximizing value.



Celebrated annually on March 8th, International Women’s Day commemorates the historic journey all women have embarked to accomplish. In 1849, Elizabeth Blackwell, MD became the first woman to earn a medical degree in the United States. According to the United States Census, women now hold more than 75% of healthcare jobs.

We are proud and grateful for the strong and courageous women in our lives, our workplaces, and our communities. Thank you for always safeguarding our health, and for all the amazing work done for the healthcare industry. Happy International Women’s Day!



March is Social Work Month, a time that recognizes the dedication and empathy social workers deliver while providing services to those in need. Social workers provide support to people of all backgrounds, in our communities. They guide us through the obstacles and help lift us out of the potholes.

Social workers provide a voice for equal rights for the weakest of us and connect us to resources when we are in need. They touch millions of lives each day and it is likely a social worker at some time will assist you, a family member, or a friend.

Social workers continue to work on the frontlines throughout the pandemic, helping patients get the health care they need and helping loved ones overcome grief and loss. Take some time out this month to recognize social workers and the great things they do.



February 22, 2022 Healthcare Information

Recreational therapy uses activities such as music and crafts to stimulate and improve overall health. This type of therapy has been found to have social, physical, and cognitive benefits. Recreational Therapists help individuals improve their range of motion, build relationships and increase mental alertness through a range of activities and community-based interventions.

February is Recreational Therapy Month to raise awareness of the positive impact recreational program have on people.



February 16, 2022 Healthcare Information

More than 650,000 Americans die from heart disease each year, according to the CDC. It is the leading cause of death for American men and women. We observe American Heart Month in February to remind everyone about the risks factors of heart disease and how to keep your heart healthy.

While high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and tobacco use are key risk factors for heart disease there are other medical conditions and lifestyles that can put you at higher risk of heart disease:

  • Diabetes
  • Not Enough Physical Activity
  • Excessive Alcohol Intake

Take time this month to learn about the many ways you can keep your heart healthy. We have listed a few healthy ways that you can start today:

  • Get 7-8 hours of quality Sleep
  • Eat a Healthy Diet
  • Physical Activity
  • Monitor your Cholesterol and Blood Pressure

You don’t have to make big changes at once, small steps will get you where you want to go.



February 8, 2022 Healthcare Information

Tinnitus, commonly referred to as “ringing in the ears” affects 15 – 20 percent of people. Tinnitus is usually caused by an underlying condition, such as age-related hearing loss, an ear injury, or a problem with the circulatory system.

Tinnitus Awareness Week is observed during the first full week of February to educate others on the symptoms and how it affects people.

 



January 25, 2022 Healthcare Information

Cervical Cancer is when cancer cells arise in the cervix. According to the National Cancer Institute, more than 14,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with cervical cancer.

January was declared Cervical Health Awareness Month to raise awareness and increase education in preventative methods such as regular screenings.



January 18, 2022 Healthcare Information

The thyroid is located in the neck and consists of a small butterfly-shaped gland. The gland influences the function of important organs such as the brain, lier, heart and kidneys. Its most important function is to make hormones that travel in the blood to control your metabolism, digestion and regulation body temperature.

January recognizes Thyroid Awareness Month to remind other of the 30 million Americans affected by thyroid disease.


logo-white-med
Harmony Hospice Care provides a complete range of caring and compassionate hospice services to residents of the greater Cleveland area.

Harmony Hospice Ohio © Copyright 2021 • 25825 Science Park Dr Suitr 255 Beachwood OH 44122 - Powered by: SkyCare MEDIA