Weekend Reading: News Break, It’s a Marathon, Heavy Metal, & Ever Wonder? 2121 1414 AEPC Health

Weekend Reading: News Break, It’s a Marathon, Heavy Metal, & Ever Wonder?

Healthcare Quality Week, sponsored by  the National Association for Healthcare Quality, starts October 17th. HQW recognizes the contributions professionals have made to improve quality of care and raise awareness of quality issues. The focus on healthcare quality and patient safety…

Weekend Reading: Don’t Wait, Wait – Don’t Miss This, “Weight” a Minute & More 2121 1414 AEPC Health

Weekend Reading: Don’t Wait, Wait – Don’t Miss This, “Weight” a Minute & More

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month  – an annual campaign to raise awareness about the early detection and treatment of breast cancer. It is also a time to encourage women diagnosed with breast cancer and remember those who lost…

Sticks & Stones, Been There, Things are Looking Better & More! 2121 1414 AEPC Health

Sticks & Stones, Been There, Things are Looking Better & More!

Welcome to another edition of Weekend Reading!  October is packed full of important national health awareness campaigns – many of which will be covered in upcoming Weekend Reading series. This month’s national health awareness campaigns include health literacy, breast…

Increased Health Literacy = Better Health, Savings and Less Frustration 2560 939 AEPC Health

Increased Health Literacy = Better Health, Savings and Less Frustration

Whether you’re seeking routine medical care, making an unexpected trip to the emergency room, or getting treatment for a serious illness, it’s common to encounter unfamiliar words, intimidating procedures or tests, and possibly having to…

In the News, Just Saying, Food for Thought & More! 2121 1414 AEPC Health

In the News, Just Saying, Food for Thought & More!

Summer is officially over as the fall season began on September 22nd. In many parts of the country, temperatures will gradually decline, and leaves will fall from trees. Will COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths follow suit and decline? The COVID-19…

Everybody Hurts, How to Save A Life, Don’t Believe the Hype and More! 2121 1414 AEPC Health

Everybody Hurts, How to Save A Life, Don’t Believe the Hype and More!

September is recognized as National Suicide Prevention Month; the month that shines a spotlight on a topic not often talked about. While many suggested that the COVID-19 pandemic and quarantine restrictions would lead to an…

Weekend Reading: Balancing Freedoms, Test Time, Life Changes & Lives Impacted, Lasting Effects 2121 1414 AEPC Health

Weekend Reading: Balancing Freedoms, Test Time, Life Changes & Lives Impacted, Lasting Effects

Tomorrow marks the 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on New York and the Pentagon. Most people can remember when they learned of the attacks on New York and the Pentagon and their reactions. So many stories of…

Weekend Reading: Got a Job, It’s My Life, On the Edge, Workin’ for a Livin’ 2121 1414 AEPC Health

Weekend Reading: Got a Job, It’s My Life, On the Edge, Workin’ for a Livin’

The Labor Day holiday gives many a three-day weekend and time to spend relaxing as summer unofficially ends. The idea of Labor Day emerged in the late 19th century when labor activists pushed for a federal holiday to recognize…

The Strengths of Aging: How Individuals and Society Benefit From Elders 2560 1707 AEPC Health

The Strengths of Aging: How Individuals and Society Benefit From Elders

When we say someone is “young at heart,” we’re usually describing qualities found in young people: attributes such as a readiness to play, laugh and look at the world through a lens of possibilities, no…

Weekend Reading: Carrots or Sticks, Truth or Consequences and More 2121 1414 AEPC Health

Weekend Reading: Carrots or Sticks, Truth or Consequences and More

For decades, medical professionals, behavioral economists, psychologists and other thought leaders have looked for the “secret sauce” that will move people towards a healthier life. Are people motivated by a financial incentive to make lifestyle changes, such as quitting smoking,…

Less is More or Is More Preferred to Less? 2121 1414 AEPC Health

Less is More or Is More Preferred to Less?

The familiar expression, less is more, first appeared in the 1855 poem by Robert Browning, Andrea del Sarto, in the year 1855:            Yet do much less, so much less…Well, less is more, Lucrezia; I am judged. In 1947, architect Ludwig Mies…

It’s Groundhog Day 2.0 2121 1414 AEPC Health

It’s Groundhog Day 2.0

Today is Groundhog Day, as in the 1993 movie starring Bill Murray. The movie is about Phil, a weatherman, who is once again sent by his company to Punxsutawney, PA to report on the famous groundhog, Punxsutawney on Groundhog…

COVID-19 vaccines for children: what parents want to know 2560 1707 AEPC Health

COVID-19 vaccines for children: what parents want to know

With a new school year just around the corner, parents are thinking about more than back-to-school clothes and supplies for their kids this year. Memories of remote learning from the last school year are still…

Weekend Reading: It Takes the Wisdom of the Elders and Young People’s Energy, Victory 2121 1414 AEPC Health

Weekend Reading: It Takes the Wisdom of the Elders and Young People’s Energy, Victory

Welcome to another edition of Weekend Reading! August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM), an annual observance that highlights the importance of vaccination for people of all ages. It’s a good time to check that children are up to date…

Weekend Reading: Out in Front, 100 Meter Sprints, Like an Olympian, Twisties, Don Juan van de Donkhoeve & more 2121 1414 AEPC Health

Weekend Reading: Out in Front, 100 Meter Sprints, Like an Olympian, Twisties, Don Juan van de Donkhoeve & more

Some days it feels that the changing CDC COVID-19 mask and other guidance is like an Olympic gymnast twisting above the uneven bars or tumbling during floor exercises. Or maybe the CDC is experiencing twisties. If you are not familiar…

#Out of Bounds, #Heavy Lifts, #Horse of a Different Color, #Go for Gold 2121 1414 AEPC Health

#Out of Bounds, #Heavy Lifts, #Horse of a Different Color, #Go for Gold

The 2020 Olympics, postponed due to COVID-19, officially started with Friday’s Opening Ceremony. In many ways, the Opening Ceremony was like that of prior summer games. In the Parade of Nations, jubilant athletes representing 205 countries marched into the…

The Numbers Tell the Story, It’s a Problem, It’s Not the Alcohol & Liverish 2121 1414 AEPC Health

The Numbers Tell the Story, It’s a Problem, It’s Not the Alcohol & Liverish

The days of declining COVID-19 cases and deaths are unfortunately behind us. COVID-19 cases and deaths are once again increasing week over week as the Delta variant takes a foothold in the U.S. No, it’s not the failure of the…

Weekend Reading: Hot off the Presses, Heat is On, Don’t Get Burned, Fry Day, Frying, & Dayfri 2121 1414 AEPC Health

Weekend Reading: Hot off the Presses, Heat is On, Don’t Get Burned, Fry Day, Frying, & Dayfri

The unprecedented heat wave that began around June 26 broke numerous all-time temperature records in the Pacific Northwest and western Canada. The heatwave resulted in nearly 200 deaths in Oregon and Washington state. High temperatures, possibly record breaking, are forecasted…

Telehealth Or In-Person: How to Decide 2122 1500 AEPC Health

Telehealth Or In-Person: How to Decide

In a matter of months, COVID-19 changed our doctor visit routines. Both healthcare providers and patients who would have never considered a virtual telehealth platform flocked to them throughout 2020 to avoid the risk of…

Weekend Reading: #Freedom, #Unalienable Rights, #Life and #The Pursuit of Happiness 2121 1414 AEPC Health

Weekend Reading: #Freedom, #Unalienable Rights, #Life and #The Pursuit of Happiness

July 4th – a time to celebrate the birth of the U.S. with the  Founder’s adoption of the Declaration of Independence. It’s an opportunity to spend time with family and friends that will be remembered for years to come.…

A pillar of good health: sleep 2560 1920 AEPC Health

A pillar of good health: sleep

With more daylight hours and COVID-19 restrictions easing, many Americans are enjoying staying up late and being active outside this summer. While activity is a pillar of good health, it’s important not to let it…

Weekend Reading: It’s not over ’til we, ’til we, ’til we get it right , Catch-up, Ketchup and more 2121 1414 AEPC Health

Weekend Reading: It’s not over ’til we, ’til we, ’til we get it right , Catch-up, Ketchup and more

In the summer of  1987, the American rock band Starship released its second album, No Protection. Starship is not to be confused with Jefferson Starship, although the band did start as a continuation of Jefferson Starship, but changes in direction and…

Weekend Reading: What the Smell?, Lost & Found?, Heads Up and Magawa the hero! 2121 1414 AEPC Health

Weekend Reading: What the Smell?, Lost & Found?, Heads Up and Magawa the hero!

Thursday was a landmark day for our country. The U.S. Supreme Court Supreme Court ruled 7-2 against Texas and other states seeking to strike down the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Court found that none of the plaintiffs suffered…

Weekend Reading: Maintenance Required, Like No Other, Perspectives and S’more Summer Fun 2121 1414 AEPC Health

Weekend Reading: Maintenance Required, Like No Other, Perspectives and S’more Summer Fun

June is men’s health month – a time to remind yourself or the men in your life to get the recommended health screenings and embrace a healthy lifestyle.  A few fast facts: Only 3 out of 5 men get…

How seeing a doctor saved one firefighter from cancer 2560 1440 AEPC Health

How seeing a doctor saved one firefighter from cancer

June is Men’s Health Month – a good time to encourage early and preventive care. Plus, some men express resistance about seeing a doctor. Here are ways to get past it. Livonia firefighter Michael Valdez…

Weekend Reading: PRIDE & Prejudice, It’s Not That Simple, Flashback Friday, and more! 2121 1414 AEPC Health

Weekend Reading: PRIDE & Prejudice, It’s Not That Simple, Flashback Friday, and more!

June has started off with some positive COVID-19 metrics. U.S. COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths continue to decline thanks to the number of vaccine shots in arms. Vaccination rates continue to grow, but at a slower rate and…

Weekend Reading: Memorial Day, Tulsa Massacre, Worth a Shot, Got an ACE?, and more! 2121 1414 AEPC Health

Weekend Reading: Memorial Day, Tulsa Massacre, Worth a Shot, Got an ACE?, and more!

May is nearly in the books as we head into the three-day Memorial Day weekend. Memorial Day 2021 is sure to be far closer to normal than 2020 – thanks to the highly effective COVID-19 vaccines and millions…

Weekend Reading: It’s a Matter of Trust, Don’t Lie to Me, Play the Game, A Fistful of Dollars and more 2121 1414 AEPC Health

Weekend Reading: It’s a Matter of Trust, Don’t Lie to Me, Play the Game, A Fistful of Dollars and more

As in Bob Dylan’s song, The Times They Are A Changing, times are changing for the better – and hopefully the positive progress on COVID-19 in the US will continue! The seven-day average of daily new coronavirus infections in the US…

Life is better in motion! 2560 1709 AEPC Health

Life is better in motion!

National Senior Health and Fitness Day is May 26th this year, so let’s get moving seniors! While the recommendation to check with your doctor before starting an exercise program is solid advice, you can get started…

Weekend Reading: You’re Not Alone, Kids Too, Seize the Awkward, Hollaback and More 2121 1414 AEPC Health

Weekend Reading: You’re Not Alone, Kids Too, Seize the Awkward, Hollaback and More

This week the U.S. saw many positive developments in its fight against COVID-19. The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine  was approved for children ages 12 to 15. For the approximately 17 million children in this age group, vaccination is a significant step towards returning to…

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