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World Stroke Day: October 29

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Would you know how to detect the signs of a stroke? Most people don’t, and yet strokes are the 5th highest cause of death in the United States. Your ability to spot a stroke and then take action means the difference between life and death. The American Heart/Stroke Association has created an easy to understand graphic and some catchy tunes to help you recognize and act should a stroke occur.

The good news is that 80% of all strokes are preventable by enacting easy changes to create a healthier lifestyle. So read, sing, learn and make a difference.
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SING TO END STROKE

 

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A Leader in Environment of Care

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Environment of Care.

It’s not a term you hear a lot, unless, like us, your priority is providing healthcare to your community. Then, Environment of Care is a pretty big deal.

Environment of Care is exactly what it sounds like: it’s all the details, both tiny and huge, that blend together to create a warm, friendly, professional healthcare home. From the management of patients to employee training to emergency management to even the maintenance of our vehicles; it is a thousand moving pieces that must constantly be monitored for the highest quality performance to better serve the people who come to us for their healthcare needs.

And although we work together as a team to bring the best environment of care to our patients, our Quality Management Department, under the leadership of its director, Laura Robinson, works tirelessly to make your Spectrum experience the best it can be.

And…it’s not gone unnoticed.

Recently, Spectrum Healthcare was recognized as a “Leading Practice” in the Environment of Care by the Joint Commission, which means that Spectrum’s Environment of Care is now considered a model for other organizations nationwide.

And while it’s wonderful to be recognized within our industry, it’s not why we do what we do. Helping YOU feel better is the reason we are here.

environment of care

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Move It!

By | Health Tips, Motivation, Primary Care | No Comments

Thanks to computers and computer related tasks, we live in a World of Sitting. Many of today’s jobs involve sitting in a chair for hours on end, and our bodies, well, they weren’t designed to sit for long periods of time. Our muscles need to move and contract and with the exception of typing on a keyboard, many don’t move at all during the workday. And when muscles don’t move, a whole host of problems can occur: metabolism slows, blood circulation becomes impaired, and you are at an increased risk for heart disease and obesity.

The effects of movement have long been touted as beneficial to our bodies, but did you know that sitting for long periods can also increase anxiety?

Researchers from Deakin University’s Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research in Australia discovered that engaging in sedentary activities can actually increase anxiety levels. It’s no surprise that in the US alone, as we’ve decreased movement, we’ve seen an increase in anxiety disorders. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association, approximately 40 million adults are affected by anxiety. That’s 18% of the US population.

The easiest way to help combat this effect is quite simple: Get up and move! If possible, move your muscles hourly, even if only for a few minutes. You don’t need to engage in an hour of cardio or yoga; just a quick stroll around the office, simple stretches, marching in place, or simply taking a few steps back and forth every hour can help boost your health.

So if you find your lifestyle requires you to sit for long periods of time, make your health a priority and…

move it

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A Magical Health Potion

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Did you know that you have access to a magical health potion? No, it’s not found on some shady website in a dark corner of the Internet. And no, you don’t need to be a wizard to activate it. It’s available to most everyone and yet, many don’t fully realize its powers.

It’s a clear, odorless potion–so simple really, that most don’t realize how powerful its effects can be. With regular use, this magical liquid can:

  • Remove toxins from the body
  • Aid in digestion and helps prevent constipation
  • Smooth the skin and gives it a glow
  • Help you lose weight
  • Increase energy levels
  • Help lubricate painful joints
  • Fight off illness by boosting your immune system
  • Energize muscles
  • Fight fatigue

What is this magical health potion? You know it by one word:

water crop

 

Water is essential to good health; it’s a nutrient your body needs every day and especially in warmer climates where higher temperatures can result in an increased loss of fluids. If your water intake isn’t increased to match your output, you can easily become dehydrated, which is why keeping a water bottle with you wherever you go is a great idea.

So, make sure to take advantage of this magical health potion. Your body will thank you for it. It’s an inexpensive, easy way to improve your health, one sip at a time.

 

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