WASHINGTON, DC-The profile of the family caregiver in America is changing as the population ages, according to a new research study from the National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP. While the "typical" family caregiver is a 49-year-old woman who takes care of a relative, caregivers on the whole are becoming as diverse as the American population.
Nicotine poisonings of children continued to rise in 2014
Thursday, 02 July 2015 15:21
The Minnesota Poison Control System saw a 35 percent jump in e-cigarette and e-juice poisonings among children from birth to 5 years old between 2013 and 2014. This marks the second year of significant increases in nicotine poisonings related to e-cigarette products, which can contain fatal levels of nicotine for children.
So how do you grocery shop? Do you go in with a plan? Do you bring recipes with you? OR do you just wing it? Do you ever get to the check out counter and gasp at the amount of food you grabbed without even thinking about it? Here are my favorite tips to keep you on task and on track with your health!
Four to nine factors contributed to each 'never event,' study finds
Wednesday, 01 July 2015 15:29
ROCHESTER, Minn. — Why are major surgical errors called "never events?" Because they shouldn't happen — but do. Mayo Clinic researchers identified 69 never events among 1.5 million invasive procedures performed over five years and detailed why each occurred. Using a system created to investigate military plane crashes, they coded the human behaviors involved to identify any environmental, organizational, job and individual characteristics that led to the never events. Their discovery: 628 human factors contributed to the errors overall, roughly four to nine per event. The study results are published in the journal Surgery.
"Late Life: Facing Dementia" features people living with dementia. Instead of focusing on the doctors who treat these patients, it features the organizations that are helping them live well and advocates who are making communities more "Alzheimer's friendly."
How often do you get outside? Too many of us are spending way too much time indoors and are paying the price for it with our health! When we get outside we get Vitamin D from the sun, fresh air for our lungs and brain to give us energy and we reconnect to the natural state of the world around us.