HARMONY BLOG


September 7, 2021 Healthcare Information

Cholesterol is a waxy substance found in your blood. Your body needs cholesterol to build healthy cells, but high levels of cholesterol can increase your risk of heart disease. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is the number one leading cause of death in Americans. High Cholesterol can be prevented by maintaining a healthy weight, being active and limiting foods that are high in saturated fats.



September 2, 2021 Healthcare Information

Healthy Aging Month is celebrated in September and is designed to focus on the positive aspects of aging. As life expectancy gets older, we continue to motivate adults to improve their overall health and well-being. Healthy Aging is not just physical, it also includes a healthy mental and social state.



August 26, 2021 Healthcare Information

Summer Sun Safety Month reminds us that the skin is the body’s largest organ. It is important to take the correct precautions when going out into the sun because of the damage ultraviolet radiation exposure can do to your skin.

Protect your skin from the sun by:

  • Staying in the shade as much as possible
  • Wearing full brim hats
  • Regularly applying broad-spectrum sunscreen that blocks UVA and UVB



August 19, 2021 Healthcare Information

Eyecare is much more than how you see, your eyes experience everything from ultraviolet ray exposure to elements of weather and the workplace. As you age, the risk of developing cataracts and eye diseases like macular degeneration increases. August is National Eye Exam Month, take this time to schedule an appointment for an eye exam to best detect early signs of disease or damage to your eyes.



Every thirty seconds, a person dies from a hepatitis-related illness. Hepatitis is is the inflammation of the liver, a vital organ that processes nutrients and fights infections. Heavy use of alcohol, toxins, and viruses can cause hepatitis. Hepatitis Awareness Week brings aims to educate others about viral hepatitis.



Sarcoma is a rare cancer that arises in the bones and the connective tissues such as fats and muscles. It is most commonly found in the arms and the legs, but can occur anywhere in the body. July is Sarcoma Awareness Month to encourage research and create awareness for a Sarcoma, also known as the “forgotten cancer.” Let’s take this time to spread awareness about Sarcoma.



Summer has arrived and spending time outside is a great way to be physically active, reduce stress, and get vitamin D. This is a great time to highlight that July is UV Safety Month!

Ultraviolet (UV) radiation comes from the sun, tanning beds, and sunlamps, and can damage skin cells. Protect your skin from the sun by staying in the shade whenever possible, wearing a hat, and using a broad-spectrum sunscreen that blocks UVA and UVB rays.



Migraines impact about 40 million people in the United States, and one billion people worldwide. June is National Migraine & Headache Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness about migraines and other headache diseases. Globally, migraines and headaches are recognized as the second cause of disability. Let’s take the time to educate ourselves and others about migraines.



June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month, a time to bring up the conversation of the brain, Alzheimer’s disease, and other types of dementia. There are more than 5 million Americans with Alzheimer’s. It has been estimated that there will be 76 million people worldwide with Alzheimer’s or dementia by 2030. Take the time this month to help raise awareness about this public health issue.



National Nursing Assistants Week is a special time set aside annually to celebrate and recognize the important work that CNAs do all year long. Nursing Assistants go by many titles (CNA, LNA, RNA, HHA) but they all provide hands-on care to others who need assistance with daily tasks of care.

Now more than ever, attention is being directed to the care of our elder and disabled citizens and greater attention also is directed to the workers who provide hands-on care. This week we recognize the hard work of our Nursing Assistants.


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