Can you spot the warning signs of a stroke? Learn them and you could save a life -- maybe even your own! Why is stroke prevention and recognition important? Because it's the 5th-leading cause of death in the U.S., [...]
In the 53 years that American Heart Month has been observed, great strides have been made in the detection, treatment and prevention of Heart Disease, which is the leading cause of death in the U.S., responsible for 25% of all mortality.
By Crystal Maggard, RN Oxford Cardiopulmonary Coordinator Have you checked your blood pressure lately?? Did you know that long-term elevated blood pressure is called “the silent killer?” High blood pressure is a common condition in many people, many of whom [...]
By Rachel Choate, RN-C, FNP-C, Oxford’s Special Programs Manager Iron deficiency anemia is a common type of anemia in which blood lacks adequate healthy red blood cells. Iron deficiency anemia is caused by a lack of iron in the [...]
Caring for a parent is hard. Work together with your siblings to ensure your parent gets the support they need.
Every 40 seconds someone in the United States has a stroke. Strokes are TREATABLE, but every second counts.
By Carol Combs, MSW, Oxford’s Memory Care Program Coordinator Stress is defined as mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances. Stress is inevitable—everyone deals with it. So, during Stress Awareness Month, it is [...]
Summer is a great time to enjoy the outdoors, but the heat can also be very dangerous. Take precautions to keep you and your loved ones safe this summer.
February is American Heart Month. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) including heart disease,stroke and high blood pressure is the number one killer of women and men in the United States. Adopt healthy habits and manage risk factors to help prevent heart disease.