Good skin health is important to living a full and active lifestyle By Corrie Dinwiddie, RN Oxford HealthCare Wound Coordinator The skin is the largest organ of the human body. According to the online journal LiveScience.com, the average [...]
By Alicia Jenkins BS, RN, CWCN, Oxford Wound Analyst Good nutrition is essential for wound healing. During the healing process, the body needs increased amounts of calories, protein, vitamins A and C, and sometimes the mineral zinc. Food choices and [...]
By Jan Untz, RN, BSN, Oxford Orthopedic Coordinator Falls can put you at risk of serious injury. Fall prevention may not seem like a lively topic, but it is quite important. Physical changes and health concerns—and sometimes the medications used [...]
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 [...]
By Cindy Tucker, RN, Oxford’s Quality and Compliance Coordinator Anne’s bus was late. Even though it was noon on a very hot summer day, she decided to walk from the grocery store to her home. At 72—healthy and active—Anne thought [...]
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.
Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in America. The National Cancer Institute estimates nearly 97,000 people will be diagnosed with colon cancer and 40,000 with rectal cancer this year alone. The Institute also estimates that over 50,000 people will die from colon and rectal cancer this year as well.