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April 26th, 2019

Mom was right: Eating more veggies can be key to good health

  By Michele Raglin, M.D.   What would you say if I told you there was a way to boost your mood, cut your risk of heart disease and cancer, and reduce how much medicine you may be taking every day?   Studies have shown that changing your diet from one based on processed foods […]

April 16th, 2019

Completing Advance Directive Documents Can Bring Peace of Mind

By Dr. Thet Aung Imagine that a life-threatening accident or illness has left you unable to tell your family or physicians what medical treatment you want, or don’t want. Would you want to be kept alive no matter what, even if it meant being dependent on a machine to breathe or receiving food through a […]

April 2nd, 2019

The Best of Intentions

By Carol Zernial, WellMed Charitable Foundation Executive Director She was his high school sweetheart, so when he got cancer after 47 years of marriage, she knew that she would take care of him no matter what. They would get the best doctors and fight it together. She had the best of intentions. He was the […]

April 1st, 2019

National Administrative Professionals Day, Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, and Patient Experience Week

By Joseph Aigner-Varoz, Senior Director, Clinic Operations Support According to the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science, approximately 300,000 clinical lab professionals work in this industry in the U.S.  Since the 1920s, lab professionals have “played an increasingly vital role in the diagnosis and prevention of disease” and are essential participants on health care teams.Three […]

March 28th, 2019

Not the perfect caregiver? That’s OK

By Carol Zernial, WellMed Charitable Foundation Executive Director I don’t know everything. This statement would be met with no surprise and great agreement among my family and friends. There might also be a smirk on a few faces that I had miraculously discovered this fact. In my younger days in school, I would be frustrated […]

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. […]