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Don’t Delay Making Sure Your Lungs are Healthy Today!

Speak with Your Doctor About Having a Lung Function Test The Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) is pleased to release this lung function checklist to help you determine whether you should have a lung function test. A survey of respiratory care clinicians conducted by the Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety in theContinue reading “Don’t Delay Making Sure Your Lungs are Healthy Today!”

Does the elderly patient you’re caring for have a gambling problem?

Editor’s note: In this guest post, Anna Preston, a consultant with Live-In Care Hub, a UK non-profit organization, discusses how we can identify gambling issues in the elderly and how we can help those who have a gambling problem. By Anna Preston (Live-In Care Hub, a UK non-profit) Gambling has, in recent years, infiltrated allContinue reading “Does the elderly patient you’re caring for have a gambling problem?”

Helping the elderly understand the internet

Editor’s note: In this guest post, Anna Preston, a consultant with Live-In Care Hub, a UK non-profit organization, discusses how we can help the elderly better understand the Internet. By Anna Preston (Live-In Care Hub, a UK non-profit) The internet and all its wonders hold no fear for the younger generation, but for older people,Continue reading “Helping the elderly understand the internet”

How Patients Can Stay Safe During Telehealth Visits

Image from Unsplash.com By Brad Smith (technology expert, TurnOnVPN, a non-profit organization focusing on a free and unimpeded internet for all) Introduction During the COVID pandemic, many patients were stuck at home, left with no way to make their regular medical appointments. For this very reason, many doctors, therapists, and psychiatrists began emphasizing the importanceContinue reading “How Patients Can Stay Safe During Telehealth Visits”

Race is a Patient Safety Issue: Black Lives Matter: Today and Every Day

On May 25, 2020, George Floyd was killed during an arrest by the Minneapolis police. Since that time, Derek Chauvin (one the police involved in that incident) has been found guilty of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and manslaughter, and the other three former Minneapolis police officers involved in his death have been indicted on federalContinue reading “Race is a Patient Safety Issue: Black Lives Matter: Today and Every Day”

I got the COVID Vaccine, have you?

By Michael Wong, JD (Executive Director, Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety) Here is my story of efforts to get the COVID vaccine, waiting, waiting, and more waiting … and then finally receiving the first dose of Pfizer COVID vaccine. Like many people around the country – and indeed the world – I met theContinue reading “I got the COVID Vaccine, have you?”

How a Healthy Exercise Routine Plays an Important Role in Your Life

Editor’s Note: In this opinion piece, Elaine Vanessa an Occupational and Physical Therapist discusses why exercise plays such an important role in maintaining physical and mental health. By Elaine Vanessa (Occupational and Physical Therapist, Dissertation Assistance) A healthy mind needs a healthy body and vice-versa. This has been a known truth discovered by various physiologistsContinue reading “How a Healthy Exercise Routine Plays an Important Role in Your Life”

Getting COVID is NOT Worse Than Getting the Vaccine:

Don’t Let Vaccine Misinformation Cause You to Get COVID Will the US Reach COVID Herd Immunity? Vaccination has been shown to be an effective measure to combat disease. As the World Health Organization (WHO) Bulletin proclaims, “Vaccination greatly reduces disease, disability, death and inequity worldwide.” Prior to the pandemic, there were vaccines for 17 diseases,Continue reading Getting COVID is NOT Worse Than Getting the Vaccine:

Protecting Your Mental Health During COVID-19

By Regina Wheeler (e-Learning consultant at Write My Dissertation and PhD Kingdom; contributing writer at Next Coursework) There’s no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has shaken the world, and has had people worrying for their safety. While this can be a scary time for so many, that doesn’t mean that your mental health has toContinue reading “Protecting Your Mental Health During COVID-19”

Could COVID-19 Be Tied To Hearing Loss?

By Pauline Dinnauer (VP, Audiological Care, Connect Hearing) Just because it’s 2021, doesn’t mean the pandemic has ended. New Year’s Eve didn’t come with the flip of some magical switch that made COVID-19 disappear. COVID-19 is still very real, and very dangerous. According to John Hopkins University, the virus has already claimed over two millionContinue reading “Could COVID-19 Be Tied To Hearing Loss?”

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