Weekend Reading: Numbers Tell the Story, Hard Times, Everybody Hurts, and Ever Wonder? 2121 1414 AEPC Health

Weekend Reading: Numbers Tell the Story, Hard Times, Everybody Hurts, and Ever Wonder?

Feeling stressed lately? You are not alone. The American Psychological Association (APA) partnered with The Harris Poll survey to look at how people in the US were dealing with stress over the past two years. The original survey took…

Weekend Reading: It’s the News, It’s My Choice, Or Is It? It’s My Story, It’s Limitless 2121 1414 AEPC Health

Weekend Reading: It’s the News, It’s My Choice, Or Is It? It’s My Story, It’s Limitless

History was made this week with the leak of an initial draft majority Supreme Court opinion to overturn Roe v. Wade, effectively ending federal protection of abortion rights.The Supreme Court released a statement stating that the leaked draft was genuine, but…

In the News, It’s All Too Much, Lookup the Number, & Days Gone By 2121 1414 AEPC Health

In the News, It’s All Too Much, Lookup the Number, & Days Gone By

There is still plenty of time to engage in the annual ritual of spring cleaning!  If you have not cleaned out your medicine cabinet, now is the perfect time to do so. The Drug Enforcement Administration’s 22nd National Prescription Drug Take…

Weekend Reading: In the News, Stop In the Name of Facts, Mercy,Mercy Me and How Sweet It Is 2121 1414 AEPC Health

Weekend Reading: In the News, Stop In the Name of Facts, Mercy,Mercy Me and How Sweet It Is

As is often the case, a range of healthcare topics were in the news this week. After a record high of nearly 107,000 overdose deaths in the part 12 months, President Biden sent the Administration’s national drug control…

Weekend Reading: News Break, Money Matters, IT Tracker, Hop In – with article featuring AEPC Chair’s daughter 2121 1414 AEPC Health

Weekend Reading: News Break, Money Matters, IT Tracker, Hop In – with article featuring AEPC Chair’s daughter

As is often said, the devil is in the details. The annual Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) report released on Tuesday is no exception. The CDC reported data on three STDs; gonorrhea, syphilis,…

Weekend Reading: What’s New? Consider This, Be Mindful and What’s the Smell & Sound? 2121 1414 AEPC Health

Weekend Reading: What’s New? Consider This, Be Mindful and What’s the Smell & Sound?

April is National Alcohol Awareness Month, providing an opportunity to increase awareness of alcohol addiction, also known as Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD), including causes, risks, and treatments. The monthly observance was started in 1987 by the National Council on Alcoholism…

Weekend Reading: Real News, Don’t Be Fooled, No Fooling and For Real? 2121 1414 AEPC Health

Weekend Reading: Real News, Don’t Be Fooled, No Fooling and For Real?

April kicks off with a launch of new products that you do not want to miss! Today Hellmann’s announced their new Butterfinger mayonnaise, a mash-up of Butterfinger chocolate and peanut butter candy bars with traditional mayonnaise. Pringles went to…

Weekend Reading: News Break, Put It All on the Line, Playing with Fire, and Simply Amazing 2121 1414 AEPC Health

Weekend Reading: News Break, Put It All on the Line, Playing with Fire, and Simply Amazing

Everybody talks – but not always in the same way. There is the traditional face-to-face and  the telephone conversation. Individuals with hearing loss use sign language to help facillitate communication. The use of text, email, chat as a first line…

Weekend Reading: Heard the News?, Livin’ on a Prayer, How to Save a Life, and Save It! 2121 1414 AEPC Health

Weekend Reading: Heard the News?, Livin’ on a Prayer, How to Save a Life, and Save It!

As worries about Covid-19 are fading, concerns about inflation are growing. The annual inflation rate in the U.S. rose to 7.9% in February of 2022, the highest since January of 1982. Consumers are facing higher prices for food, gasoline,…

Weekend Reading: At This Time, Timely Perspectives, Timeless Effects, and A Change of Pace 2121 1414 AEPC Health

Weekend Reading: At This Time, Timely Perspectives, Timeless Effects, and A Change of Pace

It’s nearly time to “spring forward”! In most of the U.S., Daylight Saving Time begins this Sunday, March 13 when clocks “spring forward” an hour, meaning one less hour of sleep! Arizona, with the exception Navajo Nation, and Hawaii…

Surgery is one – though not necessarily the best – option for certain types of joint and bone pain 2560 1338 AEPC Health

Surgery is one – though not necessarily the best – option for certain types of joint and bone pain

Surgery can be an effective option to fix painful hips, shoulders, and other joints – but non-surgical treatments can be just as effective for certain conditions, according to a 2021 study published in one of…

Weekend Reading: Here’s the Plan; It’s a Wrap, or is It; Trending Now; Paying the Tab; & Ever Wonder? 2121 1414 AEPC Health

Weekend Reading: Here’s the Plan; It’s a Wrap, or is It; Trending Now; Paying the Tab; & Ever Wonder?

President Joe Biden unveiled plans to address a wide range of healthcare issues in his State of the Union address on Tuesday. The President stated that the country was ready to move into a new phase of the…

Weekend Reading: Tribute to African American History, War on Costs, Women & Children First, Continuing the Battle, and A Little R & R 2121 1414 AEPC Health

Weekend Reading: Tribute to African American History, War on Costs, Women & Children First, Continuing the Battle, and A Little R & R

February 2022 is nearly in the books! Today the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued updated guidance on masks that is based on metrics such as new Covid-19 hospitalizations, hospital capacity, and new Covid-19 cases rather than the prior…

Weekend Reading: Tribute to African American History, Heading Up, Thinking Differently, Head First & Chasing the Dream 2121 1414 AEPC Health

Weekend Reading: Tribute to African American History, Heading Up, Thinking Differently, Head First & Chasing the Dream

As we pass the half way point for February, Covid-19 metrics in the U.S. are trending in the right direction. This week, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s administration dropped its recommendation that everyone wear masks in schools and many other…

Weekend Reading: Tribute to African American History, Out of Bounds, Safety, Heartbreak & For the Win 2121 1414 AEPC Health

Weekend Reading: Tribute to African American History, Out of Bounds, Safety, Heartbreak & For the Win

Valentine’s Day – celebrated on February 14 – is just around the corner. It’s a time for loved ones and friends to share cards, candy, flowers, and gifts. Right on the heels of Valentine’s day is National Random…

Weekend Reading: Tribute to African American History, Against the Clock, It’s Like a Slalom Race, Going for Gold, and Since 1924 2121 1414 AEPC Health

Weekend Reading: Tribute to African American History, Against the Clock, It’s Like a Slalom Race, Going for Gold, and Since 1924

February is Black History Month, a way to show our country’s respect and recognition for the hard work and sacrifices made by African Americans. This year’s theme focuses on the importance of Black Health and Wellness. The…

Weekend Reading: Making a Difference, Making the News, Making Changes, and Making It 2121 1414 AEPC Health

Weekend Reading: Making a Difference, Making the News, Making Changes, and Making It

Is life better in the U.S. today than 100 years ago? The 1920s, or the Roaring Twenties, was a time of great prosperity. With money to spend, Americans were buying mass-produced goods, such as ready-to-wear clothes, electric refrigerators, and radios.…

Weekend Reading: Footing the Bill, In a Pinch, Civility Costs Nothing and Dollars & Donuts 2121 1414 AEPC Health

Weekend Reading: Footing the Bill, In a Pinch, Civility Costs Nothing and Dollars & Donuts

The pandemic continues to make life seem like a lemon for millions of Americans and others across the world. But this week, lemonade was made from some of the lemons. According to three studies released…

Weekend Reading: In the News, Narrowing the Gap, Science Says, and Urban Legends 2121 1414 AEPC Health

Weekend Reading: In the News, Narrowing the Gap, Science Says, and Urban Legends

On Monday, our country will honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  The Martin Luther King holiday serves multiple purposes: it honors the total legacy of Dr. King, focuses on the issue of civil…

Healing Without Harm in the ICU – A Doctor Explains 2061 1374 AEPC Health

Healing Without Harm in the ICU – A Doctor Explains

A trip to a hospital Intensive Care Unit (ICU) isn’t usually planned ahead of time. It typically happens suddenly, when an illness or accident reaches a critical level and intensive care is needed to save…

Weekend Reading: An Ounce of Prevention, In the News, Health Hacks, Curiosity Corner 2121 1414 AEPC Health

Weekend Reading: An Ounce of Prevention, In the News, Health Hacks, Curiosity Corner

Happy new year and welcome to the first Weekend Reading edition of 2022! The new year starts with an all too familiar challenge – COVID-19. The highly transmissible omicron Covid-19 variant is resulting in record numbers of cases and…

Weekend Reading: D is for Delirium, L is for List, the F Word and more 2121 1414 AEPC Health

Weekend Reading: D is for Delirium, L is for List, the F Word and more

Most of us have been asked to sing or listen to a child singing an alphabet song or two – multiple times! Perhaps it was the “traditional” ABC song that uses the same tune as Twinkle Twinkle…

Does Your Hospital Get Top Grades? 2121 1414 AEPC Health

Does Your Hospital Get Top Grades?

WHEN YOU WALK INTO a hospital to get treatment for yourself or a loved one, you’re trusting that the facility and staff follow practices to keep you safe and properly cared for. But trust should…

Weekend Reading: The Kids Are Not Alright, The Kids Are Not Alone, What’s the Answer? Ever Wonder? 2121 1414 AEPC Health

Weekend Reading: The Kids Are Not Alright, The Kids Are Not Alone, What’s the Answer? Ever Wonder?

We all have them – favorite routes traveled by car or by foot, by bike or other modes of transportation. Scattered landmarks along the routes  mark progress to the destination. Perhaps it’s a coffee shop, a park or the giant…

Weekend Reading: COVID Thanksgiving 2.0; Thanks and Giving; Timer Setting: 3 Minutes; Thanksgiving Hacks 2121 1414 AEPC Health

Weekend Reading: COVID Thanksgiving 2.0; Thanks and Giving; Timer Setting: 3 Minutes; Thanksgiving Hacks

Thanksgiving celebrations this year will one again be impacted by COVID-19 – although not to the extent as last year. The COVID-19 vaccines in the arms of millions of Americans will allow a Thanksgiving with fewer…

Weekend Reading: “I am a fat boy now and I feel fine,” Unequal Access, Battle Continues and Out of the Blue 2121 1414 AEPC Health

Weekend Reading: “I am a fat boy now and I feel fine,” Unequal Access, Battle Continues and Out of the Blue

November 2021 is National Diabetes Awareness month, a time to raise awareness of this chronic condition that can lead to heart disease, kidney disease, amputations, vision loss, and other serious health problems. Diabetes is increasing at an alarming…

Weekend Reading: It’s time, Codswallop, Kids and Part of Life 2121 1414 AEPC Health

Weekend Reading: It’s time, Codswallop, Kids and Part of Life

November kicked off with numerous key developments in the fight against COVID-19. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) authorized the Pfizer vaccine for children ages 5-11 after the unanimous recommendation by the agency’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.…

Burned out and walking out: Workers seek good pay, benefits, and a humane culture 1280 854 AEPC Health

Burned out and walking out: Workers seek good pay, benefits, and a humane culture

The numbers and the stories bear it out. The “Great Resignation” is a term coined by Anthony Klotz, a professor of business administration at Texas A&M University, to describe the unusually high rate of people…

Weekend Reading: Music as Medicine, Hospital Notes, Notable News & Take a Breath 2121 1414 AEPC Health

Weekend Reading: Music as Medicine, Hospital Notes, Notable News & Take a Breath

No better way to close out October than with Halloween celebrations! Unlike last year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has given the green light to outdoor Halloween trick-or-treating. The CDC does recommend…

Weekend Reading: Delirium Factories, Hear Me Out, Here’s to Halloween and more! 2121 1414 AEPC Health

Weekend Reading: Delirium Factories, Hear Me Out, Here’s to Halloween and more!

The COVID-19 pandemic has spotlighted the essential role of intensive care units (ICUs) in treating critically ill patients, such as those with severe respiratory conditions. One of the early intensive care units was started during…

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