A stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of your brain is interrupted or reduced, depriving your brain cells of oxygen and nutrients. Within minutes, brain cells begin to die. When you're having a stroke, it's important to get treatment as soon as possible. Literally every minute counts. So use the memory aid "FAST."
The vast majority of cigarette smokers are quite aware of how dangerous their habit is, but their addiction is among the very hardest to quit. Here are some simple tips to have a useful conversation with a friend who smokes.
Sports physicals aren’t just a box to check off before school starts—seeing a primary care physician for a sports physical will help your kid play smarter and safer for the whole year. So, what can you expect from your physician?
Mental health is an important issue in all communities. That’s why for Minority Mental Health Awareness Month in July, we want to call attention to the disparity in access to mental health services and empower you to make a positive difference. Here’s what you need to know to make a difference in someone’s life.
“Please, help my mom.” That was the plea from
the woman at our office door. Larissa came to us
because she had heard about our social service
outreach to the elderly here in Belize, made possible
through a generous grant from the Catholic
Health Initiatives Mission and Ministry Fund.
Laverne is a 91-year-old patient who receives physical therapy services from VNA Health at Home. She lives with her daughter, who cares for her. Laverne had become increasingly withdrawn and sad, just sitting in front of the television.
In my life so far, I have seen very few true servant leaders, and I know how fortunate I am to have a true servant leader as my mentor. Early in my leadership journey, he saw something in me that I didn’t see in myself. For that, I am thankful beyond words.
We want smart, driven and compassionate people to join our team. With a wealth of careers across more than 100 hospitals and clinics in 18 states, there are plenty of opportunities to share in our mission of building healthier communities.