Low Vitamin D Linked to Headaches

Insufficient levels of vitamin D have been linked to obesity, diabetes, heart disease, depression, and musculoskeletal pain. According to the University of Eastern Finland, The Kuopio Ischaemic Heart Disease Risk Factor study found low vitamin D may increase the risk of chronic headache. The study examined approximately 2,600 men aged Read more…

February is National Heart Month

Many people have hearts on their minds in the month of February. This not only holds true for the holiday built to celebrate love, Valentine’s Day, but also marks American Heart Month. The American Heart Association designates February as awareness month to remind people to focus on maintaining healthy hearts Read more…

Bringing the Clinic Home

Going home from the hospital or nursing home does not mean that a loved one’s healthcare needs are over. The transition period between the time of discharge from the hospital and when routine care is reestablished can be confusing for both the loved one and their caregivers. This is where Read more…

Medicare Pays 100%

Traditional Medicare pays 100% of allowable charges for both home health and hospice. Yes, when someone meets the basic qualifications for these services, and when the agency is Medicare-certified, Medicare pays 100% of allowable charges. It means no co-pays, no deductibles to meet, and no cost-sharing of any kind.  To Read more…

Flu Shot Season 2020-2021

The 2020 flu season is going to be a little different this year. Sniffles and sneezes were originally considered the first sign of the common cold or influenza. But now, those same symptoms could also be symptoms of COVID-19. Even as COVID-19 continues its onslaught around the country, it’s important Read more…

September is Emergency Preparedness Month

Disasters do not plan ahead, but we can. September is National Preparedness Month and encourages people to take steps to prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses, schools, and communities. The effort is led by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The 2020 National Preparedness Month’s theme is “Disasters Don’t Read more…

Preventing Kidney Stones

Anyone who has ever had a kidney stone will surely remember it. The pain can be unbearable, coming in waves until the little stone passes through the urinary tract and out of the body. For many people, kidney stones are not a one-time thing. According to the American Urological Association, Read more…