November: Celebrating National Home Healthcare Month

There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort. – Jane Austen In November, we here at Graham-Field, in celebration of National Home Healthcare month, honor the nurses, homecare aides, therapists, and social workers who travel to patients and their families so that they can stay where they are most comfortable – home. And as the National Association of

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Thank you, Caregivers! November is National Family Caregivers Month

The closest thing to being cared for is to care for someone else – Carson McCullers Family caregiving is defined as giving unpaid, at home help to a family member or friend who can no longer do, or is limited in doing, certain day-to-day activities for themselves. The National Alliance for Caregiving.org reports that in 2020, about 53 million people are

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month — Don’t Forget To Be Pink!

The month of October is more than half over, and we here at Graham-Field would be remiss if we didn’t acknowledge October as Breast Cancer Awareness month. Yes, with all that is going on in the world, we don’t want to forget to be pink. The breast cancer awareness campaign, which began in 1985, was established to increase global awareness

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National Physician Assistant Week is October 6 – 12: PAs are Essential!

We at Graham-Field would like to to join in and say thank you to Physician Assistants! October 6-12th of every year is National Physician Assistant Week, and this year’s theme is PAs are Essential. Amid the global pandemic, this theme is appropriate; along with so many other healthcare workers, Physician Assistants have been at the forefront of the COVID-19 response,

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A New Ship: Announcing the Global Mercy™

  The world’s largest civilian hospital ship designed to double the hope, double the healing. The dream was born long ago What if we designed a new hospital ship? One that could hold more patients? Support more volunteer crewmembers? Deliver more medical training? What if we build a vessel that could provide even more hope and more healing in Africa?

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National Cholesterol Education Month — We Make All We Need

Our body makes all we need. What is it? Cholesterol! Yes, our bodies naturally produce all we need; add to it with foods containing cholesterol, and we can get into trouble with our cholesterol levels.   September is National Cholesterol Education Month, a good time to reflect on this important aspect of our health. Who should be concerned about cholesterol?

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National Assisted Living Week, September 13 – 19: CARING IS ESSENTIAL

A hero is someone who voluntarily walks into the unknown … Tom Hanks September 13th – 19th is National Assisted Living Week. “Caring is Essential” is this year’s theme for the week, and it honors the essential workers who have courageously come to the forefront to help those who reside in assisted living facilities during the current pandemic. Simply put,

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National Grandparents Day — Our Caregivers, Our Friends

Grandparents, like heroes, are as necessary to a child’s growth as vitamins … Joyce Allston A warm hug and smile. Fresh baked cookies. A long talk on the front porch on a hot summer day. Your caregiver. Your support. What memories and experiences with your grandparents bring you joy? This year, September 13th is National Grandparents Day. Let’s come together

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Lighting The Way For Healthier Communities — August 9-15th is National Health Center Week 2020

What does the word community mean to you? More than likely, you will think about the place where you live with others. In times of trial, we turn to our community for help and strength to get through the bad times. The Health Centers in our communities shine a light of hope and healing that helps many through the ordeal

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Our New Normal: Facing Medical Care After Coronavirus

Doctor visits have changed, in our post-coronavirus world. What challenges do patients and healthcare workers face as far as medical care is concerned in our new normal? Even as you make your appointment, you may notice some changes in procedure. You may be asked to wear a face covering for your appointment. Also, you will likely answer coronavirus-related questions before

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