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Advice for Healthy Living

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

May 1st, 2018

Celebrating National Nurses Week

by Joseph Aigner-Varoz Senior Director, Clinic Operations Support The American Nurses Association’s theme for this year’s National Nurses Week is “Nurses: Inspire.  Innovate.  Influence.” National Nurses Week was first observed […]

February 28th, 2018

National Social Work Month 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 […]

February 23rd, 2018

The Silent Killer: Controlling Hypertension

By Saritha Pothuluri, MD As a primary care physician specializing in senior health care, I’m no stranger to a common malady in older adults: hypertension, more commonly referred to as […]

February 20th, 2018

RAISE Act raises the bar for caregiver support

By Carol Zernial In late January, the President signed the Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers Act into law. The new law requires the Secretary of Health […]