Weekend Reading: In the News, On Repeat, Food for Thought, & There was a Time 2121 1414 AEPC Health

Weekend Reading: In the News, On Repeat, Food for Thought, & There was a Time

At local fairs, carnivals, and amusement parks across the country, you are likely to encounter the guessing game amongst the midway booths. You simply “step right up” and if the booth attendant fails to guess your age, weight,…

In the News, Every Breath, Don’t Be Fooled, and In the Air 2121 1414 AEPC Health

In the News, Every Breath, Don’t Be Fooled, and In the Air

Throughout history, people have justifiably feared diseases that could not be prevented or effectively treated. In the early 20th century, around 675,000 people in the U.S. died from the Spanish flu because there were no…

Be Under No Illusion, It’s a Kind of Magic, Feels Like Magic, It’s Magic! 2121 1414 AEPC Health

Be Under No Illusion, It’s a Kind of Magic, Feels Like Magic, It’s Magic!

With wand in hand, the magician speaks the familiar words, abracadabra, and poof a rabbit comes out of an empty top hat! Next the magician tells “you to pick a card, any card” from the…

“Help” Care News, Teenage Nightmare, Troubled Waters, Getting Your Goat 2121 1414 AEPC Health

“Help” Care News, Teenage Nightmare, Troubled Waters, Getting Your Goat

Imagine for a moment that you are once again a teenager. Perhaps you were argumentative, defied rules at school and home or engaged in other behaviors that made your parents more than cringe. Your parents took away certain privileges,…

News Briefs, Proverbs of Truth, Risky Business, and Food for Thought 2121 1414 AEPC Health

News Briefs, Proverbs of Truth, Risky Business, and Food for Thought

Welcome to another edition of Weekend Reading! Moms, grandmothers, and aunts are often credited with using well-known catchy, or maybe not so catchy, phrases to teach children values and life lessons. You likely have heard…

Weekend Reading: Self – Evident, But Not to Everyone; Life – Making It Better; Created Equal versus Treated Equal; and Pursuit of Happiness 2121 1414 AEPC Health

Weekend Reading: Self – Evident, But Not to Everyone; Life – Making It Better; Created Equal versus Treated Equal; and Pursuit of Happiness

What’s not to like about the month of July? How can you not like a month that starts off with a long weekend? The Fourth of July, also known as Independence Day, has been a federal holiday in the…

Weekend Reading: Center Court, Vantage Point, In My Life and Pretty Unusual 2121 1414 AEPC Health

Weekend Reading: Center Court, Vantage Point, In My Life and Pretty Unusual

America was founded on the beliefs of liberty and rights. In 1776, the signers of the Declaration of the Independence proclaimed that all men have “certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of…

Weekend Reading: Yesterday is Here, Money for Nothing, The Weight of the World, There was A Time 2121 1414 AEPC Health

Weekend Reading: Yesterday is Here, Money for Nothing, The Weight of the World, There was A Time

This Sunday, June 19th, marks the second observance of the Juneteenth National Independence Day (Juneteenth) federal holiday. Often referred to as the “2nd Independence Day” it commemorates the day, more than two months after the end of the Civil War, when…

In the Limelight, For Better or For Worse, Something’s Changed -Something’s Rearranged & Just Wondering Why 2121 1414 AEPC Health

In the Limelight, For Better or For Worse, Something’s Changed -Something’s Rearranged & Just Wondering Why

Heraclitus of Ephesus (c. 535 BC – 475 BC) was a Greek philosopher, who like his predecessors, sought to understand the universe. Heraclitus is sometimes referred to as the “Riddler” because his philosophies were stated in a paradoxical form. He…

Newsworthy, Do You Know My Name?, Diagnosis: Broken, & Seems Fishy 2121 1414 AEPC Health

Newsworthy, Do You Know My Name?, Diagnosis: Broken, & Seems Fishy

With May and the long Memorial Day weekend in the books, it was back to our weekday routine this week. We knew the return to our weekday schedule was closing in with each passing hour of the long weekend.…

Weekend Reading: Again, Again & Again, Playing the Long Game, Never Forgotten and A Little Weekend Color 2121 1414 AEPC Health

Weekend Reading: Again, Again & Again, Playing the Long Game, Never Forgotten and A Little Weekend Color

Many Americans will enjoy a 3-day weekend in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. For many, Memorial Day is a time for barbecues, picnics, parades and perhaps a mini vacation. Memorial Day is often considered the unofficial kick-off of summer…

Weekend Reading: News Briefs, Mind the Money, Baby Baby & Looking Back 2121 1414 AEPC Health

Weekend Reading: News Briefs, Mind the Money, Baby Baby & Looking Back

There was no shortage of healthcare news this week. On the COVID-19 front, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that around 45% of the U.S. population are deemed either a “medium” or “high” COVID-19 community level…

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…

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