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March 1st, 2019

National Social Work Month, Health Information Professionals Week and National Doctor’s Day

By Joseph Aigner-Varoz, Senior Director, Clinic Operations Support March is National Social Work Month.  During the entire month, we celebrate Social Workers across WellMed and across the nation to recognize their contributions to those in need of support and advocacy.  We celebrate our Health Information Professionals Week from 24 – 30 March, and on March […]

February 28th, 2019

Knowing Good Advice When You Hear It

by Carol Zernial, WellMed Charitable Foundation Executive Director Sometimes when we hear a speaker or read a book, the words really ring true to us. We’ll nod our heads in agreement or feel like this is how we wish everything could be. Because I have the privilege of interviewing authors and speakers who are caregiving […]

February 28th, 2019

Do you DASH?

By Dr. Audrey Baria Diagnosed with high blood pressure in his 60s, a patient of mine decided to follow the DASH diet, with astounding results. In about a year, he lost 100 pounds. That’s the equivalent of a two-month-old horse, or a tire for an 18-wheeler. The weight loss helped him get control of his […]

February 5th, 2019

Flexing our muscle memory

by Carol Zernial, WellMed Charitable Foundation Executive Director While cleaning out the piles of articles, papers, books, cassettes, etc. that belonged to my mother, we discovered that her anxiety was much more severe than we had realized. We knew that she suffered from anxiety and had once been diagnosed with Panic Disorder, but we didn’t […]

February 1st, 2019

American Heart Month: A Reminder to be Aware and Take Care

By Dr. Christopher M. Thompson Cardiologist – WellMed / Specialist For Health February is when we traditionally present our loved ones and friends with Valentine cards, candies and gifts. But it’s also American Heart Month when we are reminded of the importance — especially for older adults — about taking care of our hard-working hearts. […]

October 30th, 2018

National Home Care Month and National Palliative Care Month, Radiologic Technology Week, Nurse Practitioner Week

by Joseph Aigner-Varoz, Sr. Director, Clinic Operations Support This coming month marks several recognition celebrations for a few of our amazing WellMed clinical teams. Throughout the month of November, we celebrate National Home Care Month and National Palliative Care Month. From November 4 – 10 we celebrate National Radiologic Technology Week, and from November 11 […]

October 24th, 2018

The importance of breast cancer awareness

By Brittany Shoemake, M.D. Awareness of a disease begins with education. Breast cancer is no different. It’s important to understand what it is so you know what to do if you’re diagnosed. Breast cancer is the out of control growth and duplication of tissue cells in the breast. It affects both men and women, but […]

September 24th, 2018

New dangers, old prevention measures for this mosquito season

By Armando Gutierrez, MD Summertime means mosquitos—and mosquito bites. In some parts of the southernmost United States and the Gulf Coast, mosquitos are a year-round nuisance. Mosquitos can be much more than just a nuisance – they can spread viral, bacterial, or parasitic diseases to anyone, young and old, through their bites. People most at […]

August 20th, 2018

Preparing for a natural disaster: Simple steps for seniors

by Henry Calderoni, M.D. Though natural disasters and other emergencies are perilous for everyone, people 60 and older are especially vulnerable. Limited mobility, impaired hearing or vision and reduced cognitive abilities can make it more difficult for seniors to cope with these serious, potentially deadly emergencies. Planning ahead is critical and can help put you […]

August 2nd, 2018

Thirsty for Better Health

By Emily F. Frye, M.D. Do you ever suffer from one of the following? Feeling tired Frequent headaches Joint pain or stiffness Constipation Dry mouth Trouble concentrating These are frequent symptoms for many of us. If you are having symptoms such as these, you should make an appointment to see your physician or medical provider […]