Care Education

Navigating Diabetes: An Interview with John Stanley

November is National Diabetes Month, centered around World Diabetes Day  on November 14th. We were lucky to have the opportunity to interview Philadelphia’s favorite record collector and segment radio personality; John Stanley of John’s Dollar Bin. John has been living with diabetes for over 15 years and gave us some great insight on what to look out for and how…

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Tips to Promote Healthy Lungs

October seemed to come so quickly this year. Along with the usual drop in temperature, a grand display of fall colors and exciting Halloween festivities; October is also host to Healthy Lung Awareness Month.  Discover Health is fully invested in providing awareness and advocacy for keeping your lungs as healthy as possible. We want everyone to be able to breathe…

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Tips to Improve Your Health in the Workplace

As the world starts to open back up again, we see many people packing up their home office and returning to the workplace. With so much potential time spent in one place, it’s now more important than ever to be conscious of your own health and conscientious of your employees/co-workers as well. Here are a few tips that anyone can…

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Seeking for health care as an LGBTQ elder

During Pride Month, I have realized the unique health challenges that face the LGBT elder population. But what most concerned me is the discrimination and accessibility LGBT elders face when seeking health care. Over the course of my nursing career, there has not been any formal training in cultural sensitivity to the LGBTQ and elder population. For this population experiencing…

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What You Should Know About Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s Disease is the 5th leading cause of death for people over the age of 65 in the US. With no known cure, it’s important to be able to identify in the earliest stages. This helps treatment, care, and prevention to be practiced properly. Because of the nature of its symptoms, caregiving is practically inevitable for patients. Here are a…

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Observing Skin Cancer Awareness Month

In the United States, we see over 5 million skin cancer cases a year. This makes it America’s most common form of cancer. Fortunately, it is also one of the most preventable forms of it. May is National Skin Cancer Awareness Month, so Discover Health would like to share some basic facts, warning signs and preventable measures to help raise…

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Observing National Alcohol Awareness Month with Discover Health

Over centuries, even before European settlers arrived, alcohol has been used as a coping mechanism heavily in American culture. The traditions and rituals that come along with the social aspect of alcohol make it pretty hard to avoid. Had a long week at work? The first thing on many people’s minds is happy hour. Celebrating a milestone birthday or a…

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Top 5 Healthy Eating Tips to Celebrate the National Nutrition Month

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics began the annually celebrated campaign of National Nutrition Month in March of 2019. The goal is to focus on informed food choices and develop sound eating and physical activity habits. This month, Discover Health would like to share some of our favorite tips for a healthy and prosperous lifetime (not just this month) of…

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Celebrating American Heart Month with Discover Health

In February 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson proclaimed the first American Heart Month in hopes to raise awareness for cardiovascular health across the country. The federally designated event promotes understanding healthy heart practices and encourages involving your own friends, family, and community.  5 Basic Facts About Heart Disease Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and…

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Searching for Transitional Care Management

For most patients and their families, an unexpected stay in the hospital can a disorienting and possibly life-changing event.  In addition to health concerns that brought them to the hospital in the first place, patients are often bombarded with a huge amount of complex information, within a short period of time. From new diagnoses and medications to arranging follow-up appointments,…

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