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.

January 12, 2022 Healthcare Information

As vital members of a medical care team, pharmacists consistently make a difference in their patients’ lives. Through managing complex drug regimens, counseling on use and helping navigate insurance and cost concerns, pharmacist have an irreplaceable role in healthcare.

Adults average two to four colds a year. It’s time to thank the healthcare workers that keep us through the year. January 12th celebrates National Pharmacist Day, a day that recognizes the importance of pharmacist and their impact on our health and well-being.

January 3, 2022 Healthcare Information

National Blood Donor Month is recognized every January for nearly 50 years to remind others about the lifesaving impact of blood and platelet donors. According to America’s Blood Center, 31,000 pints of blood are used every day. 

January is one of the most difficult times to maintain a sufficient blood supply for patients. Make a difference in the new year, and schedule an appointment to donate! 

December 6, 2021 Healthcare Information

Clean hands prevent sickness. Washing hands can keep you healthy and prevent the spread of respiratory and diarrheal infections from one person to the next. Remember to wash your hands:

  • Before and after eating
  • After using the bathroom
  • Before and after treating a cut or wound
  • Before and after caring for someone sick
  • After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing

Happy hands make for happy and healthy homes.

December 1, 2021 Healthcare Information

Crohn’s disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that inflames the digestive tract and leads to abdominal pain, weight loss, and malnutrition. Ulcerative Colitis is also an inflammatory bowel disease but it causes inflammation and ulcers in the digestive tract.

While many individuals have heard of Crohn’s and colitis, many do not fully understand these diseases. Every year Crohn’s & Colitis Awareness Week is recognized to shine a light on the challenges faced by people who suffer from these illnesses.

November 23, 2021 Healthcare Information

National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness aims to make the public aware of the disease and its scale amongst the American population. Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia, and approximately one in every two American families are affected. Take time this month to learn more about the Alzheimer’s epidemic.

November 17, 2021 Healthcare Information

Hospices across the country are informing others about the highest quality care they provide that enables patients and families to focus on living as fully as possible despite a life-limiting illness. Palliative care brings holistic care to people earlier in the course of a serious illness. November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month. Between Nurses, Chaplains, and Social Workers, these highly trained professionals ensure that patients and families find dignity, respect, and love during a most difficult journey. We would like to thank our caring teams for enriching the lives of our patients and their families every day.

October 18, 2021 Healthcare Information

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness about the impact of breast cancer and show our support for everyone affected by it. Let’s take this time to remind our loved ones about early detection methods so they can stay on top of their health.

October 11, 2021 Healthcare Information

Treating patients in today’s complex healthcare settings takes a whole team of professionals. Physician Assistants  help patients improve their quality of life and manage chronic conditions. We are taking this time to shine light on all that they do.

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

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