Putnam Ridge Health Tips Archives - Putnam Ridge https://putnamridge.com Wed, 17 Feb 2021 16:14:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.2 https://putnamridge.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/cropped-logo-32x32.jpg Putnam Ridge Health Tips Archives - Putnam Ridge https://putnamridge.com 32 32 Cardiovascular Professionals Week https://putnamridge.com/cardiovascular-professionals-week/ https://putnamridge.com/cardiovascular-professionals-week/#respond Wed, 17 Feb 2021 16:14:58 +0000 https://putnamridge.com/?p=12411 February is American Heart Month, which is not only a great time to raise awareness of heart disease, but also a great time to celebrate the cardiovascular professionals who help diagnose and treat heart conditions. Cardiovascular Professionals Week recognizes the constancy, dedication, and professional commitment of invasive and non-invasive professionals delivering emergent and routine care for some of the most vulnerable and intensive populations in the health care system. We know that cardiovascular professionals and their patients are among those most impacted by this crisis, and yet, cardiovascular professionals don’t miss a beat.

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February is American Heart Month, which is not only a great time to raise awareness of heart disease, but also a great time to celebrate the cardiovascular professionals who help diagnose and treat heart conditions. Cardiovascular Professionals Week recognizes the constancy, dedication, and professional commitment of invasive and non-invasive professionals delivering emergent and routine care for some of the most vulnerable and intensive populations in the health care system. We know that cardiovascular professionals and their patients are among those most impacted by this crisis, and yet, cardiovascular professionals don’t miss a beat.

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National Healthy Weight Week https://putnamridge.com/national-healthy-weight-week/ https://putnamridge.com/national-healthy-weight-week/#respond Mon, 25 Jan 2021 16:09:20 +0000 https://putnamridge.com/?p=12391 In many parts of the United States, January contains short days, and harsh air. Though it may be difficult, keeping active year round is one of the most important ways to reduce one’s risk of cancer and other health issues. National Healthy Weight Week is celebrated on the third week of January and encourages Americans to reinforce healthy eating as a way of life instead of dieting to lose weight. It also encourages movement and physical activity, contrary to the sedentary winter months.  

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In many parts of the United States, January contains short days, and harsh air. Though it may be difficult, keeping active year round is one of the most important ways to reduce one’s risk of cancer and other health issues. National Healthy Weight Week is celebrated on the third week of January and encourages Americans to reinforce healthy eating as a way of life instead of dieting to lose weight. It also encourages movement and physical activity, contrary to the sedentary winter months.

 

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Handwashing Awareness Week https://putnamridge.com/handwashing-awareness-week/ https://putnamridge.com/handwashing-awareness-week/#respond Tue, 08 Dec 2020 15:15:35 +0000 https://putnamridge.com/?p=12348 Practicing good hand hygiene is a simple yet effective way to prevent infections. Germs can get onto hands if people touch any object that has germs on it. It may be because someone coughed or sneezed on it or it was touched by some other contaminated object. When these germs get onto hands and are not washed off, they can be passed from person to person and make people sick. The best way to stay germ-free is to wash your hands often during the day with hot water and lather your hands for 20 seconds.

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Practicing good hand hygiene is a simple yet effective way to prevent infections. Germs can get onto hands if people touch any object that has germs on it. It may be because someone coughed or sneezed on it or it was touched by some other contaminated object. When these germs get onto hands and are not washed off, they can be passed from person to person and make people sick. The best way to stay germ-free is to wash your hands often during the day with hot water and lather your hands for 20 seconds.

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International Day of Persons with Disabilities https://putnamridge.com/international-day-of-persons-with-disabilities/ https://putnamridge.com/international-day-of-persons-with-disabilities/#respond Wed, 02 Dec 2020 16:18:41 +0000 https://putnamridge.com/?p=12338 According to the World Health Organization’s World Report on Disability, 15 percent of the world’s population, or more than 1 billion people, are living with a disability. Of the over 1 billion, it’s estimated 450 million people are living with a mental or neurological condition— and two-thirds of these people will not seek professional medical help, largely due to stigma, discrimination, and neglect. International Day of Persons with Disabilities promotes the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all spheres of society and development. It also focuses on spreading awareness and understanding of disabilities that are not immediately apparent, such as mental illness, chronic pain or fatigue, sight or hearing impairments, diabetes, brain injuries, neurological disorders, learning differences, and cognitive dysfunctions, among others.

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According to the World Health Organization’s World Report on Disability, 15 percent of the world’s population, or more than 1 billion people, are living with a disability. Of the over 1 billion, it’s estimated 450 million people are living with a mental or neurological condition— and two-thirds of these people will not seek professional medical help, largely due to stigma, discrimination, and neglect. International Day of Persons with Disabilities promotes the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all spheres of society and development. It also focuses on spreading awareness and understanding of disabilities that are not immediately apparent, such as mental illness, chronic pain or fatigue, sight or hearing impairments, diabetes, brain injuries, neurological disorders, learning differences, and cognitive dysfunctions, among others.

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Benefits of Wearing a Cloth Face Covering https://putnamridge.com/benefits-of-wearing-a-cloth-face-covering/ https://putnamridge.com/benefits-of-wearing-a-cloth-face-covering/#respond Wed, 10 Jun 2020 14:46:09 +0000 https://putnamridge.com/?p=12126 The CDC has recommended wearing a face mask or a cloth face covering in public settings, especially in settings were social distancing is difficult, such as grocery stores. While everyone should always try to maintain a proper six feet from people to create social distance, read below about the benefits of wearing a cloth face covering, or a face mask. While cloth face coverings are not as protective as a N-95 mas, it can help in minimizing risk.

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The CDC has recommended wearing a face mask or a cloth face covering in public settings, especially in settings were social distancing is difficult, such as grocery stores. While everyone should always try to maintain a proper six feet from people to create social distance, read below about the benefits of wearing a cloth face covering, or a face mask.

While cloth face coverings are not as protective as a N-95 mas, it can help in minimizing risk.

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How to Protect Yourself and Others During COVID-19 https://putnamridge.com/how-to-protect-yourself-and-others-during-covid-19/ https://putnamridge.com/how-to-protect-yourself-and-others-during-covid-19/#respond Tue, 02 Jun 2020 16:15:33 +0000 https://putnamridge.com/?p=12121 During this uncertain time, it’s important to take all precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Protect yourself and help protect other with these quick tips:

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During this uncertain time, it’s important to take all precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Protect yourself and help protect other with these quick tips:

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Raising Awareness About Oral, Head and Neck Cancer https://putnamridge.com/raising-awareness-about-oral-head-and-neck-cancer/ https://putnamridge.com/raising-awareness-about-oral-head-and-neck-cancer/#respond Tue, 14 Apr 2020 16:20:53 +0000 https://putnamridge.com/?p=12076 Approximately 53,000 people in the U.S. will be newly diagnosed with oral cancer this year. 132 new people are diagnosed with oral cancer in the United States every day. National Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week raises awareness for oral, head, and neck cancer and the need for early detection in order to save lives.

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Approximately 53,000 people in the U.S. will be newly diagnosed with oral cancer this year. 132 new people are diagnosed with oral cancer in the United States every day. National Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week raises awareness for oral, head, and neck cancer and the need for early detection in order to save lives.

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Honoring World Tuberculosis Day https://putnamridge.com/honoring-world-tuberculosis-day/ https://putnamridge.com/honoring-world-tuberculosis-day/#respond Tue, 24 Mar 2020 19:11:56 +0000 https://putnamridge.com/?p=12063 Each day, over 4,000 people lose their lives to Tuberculosis (TB )and close to 30,000 people fall ill with this preventable and curable disease. We aim to raise public awareness about the devastating health, social and economic consequences of Tuberculosis, and to step up efforts to end the global TB epidemic.

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Each day, over 4,000 people lose their lives to Tuberculosis (TB )and close to 30,000 people fall ill with this preventable and curable disease. We aim to raise public awareness about the devastating health, social and economic consequences of Tuberculosis, and to step up efforts to end the global TB epidemic.

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Brain Injury Awareness Month https://putnamridge.com/brain-injury-awareness-month/ https://putnamridge.com/brain-injury-awareness-month/#respond Thu, 12 Mar 2020 19:21:29 +0000 https://putnamridge.com/?p=12043 For more than three decades, the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) has proudly led the nation in observing Brain Injury Awareness Month by conducting an engaging public awareness campaign in March of each year. This campaign provides a platform for educating the general public about the incidence of brain injury and the needs of people with brain injuries and their families.

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For more than three decades, the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) has proudly led the nation in observing Brain Injury Awareness Month by conducting an engaging public awareness campaign in March of each year. This campaign provides a platform for educating the general public about the incidence of brain injury and the needs of people with brain injuries and their families.

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Medicare Now Covers Many Tests and Treatments For Coronavirus https://putnamridge.com/medicare-now-covers-many-tests-treatments-coronavirus/ https://putnamridge.com/medicare-now-covers-many-tests-treatments-coronavirus/#respond Thu, 12 Mar 2020 13:30:16 +0000 https://putnamridge.com/?p=12037 Medicare now covers many tests and treatments for those suffering from Coronavirus, (COVID-19). The number of cases continues to climb in the United States, and therefore Medicare is giving access to testing and treatment for older adults. The fact is that seniors are most at risk for severe illness caused by coronavirus. According to Seema Verma, administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Medicare beneficiaries will not have to pay out-of-pocket costs associated with coronavirus testing. Moreover, many Americans with private insurance will also get relief from cost sharing for services associated with the this virus   In addition, more adults with Medicare now also have the option to connect with their doctor through telehealth technologies. this is a tremendous development as it minimizes exposure to people who may have the virus.   Medicare Covers: Don’t Be Shy, Call Your Doctor Public health experts are encouraging people experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 — fever, cough and shortness of breath — to call their health care provider before seeking care in person. This avoids spreading germs to others. Health experts believe that telehealth, including virtual visits and video check-ins, is a better way to deter the virus from spreading in health care settings. This is especially true for high-risk individuals such as older adults and people with underlying health conditions.   What’s Covered? Medicare covers in-person doctors’ visits and hospital stays. And while there currently is no vaccine for COVID-19, Medicare will cover it under Part D when it’s available. Government leaders met with several leading health insurers this week to discuss costs for care related to COVID-19. CMS then issued a statement outlining accommodations Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D beneficiaries can expect. The new guidelines will speed up access to prevention and treatment. These include: Waiving cost-sharing for COVID-19 tests Waiving cost-sharing for COVID-19 treatments in doctor’s offices or emergency rooms and services delivered via telehealth Removing prior authorizations requirements Waiving prescription refill limits Relaxing restrictions on home or mail delivery of prescription drugs Expanding access to certain telehealth services   Stay in touch.

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Medicare now covers many tests and treatments for those suffering from Coronavirus, (COVID-19).

The number of cases continues to climb in the United States, and therefore Medicare is giving access to testing and treatment for older adults. The fact is that seniors are most at risk for severe illness caused by coronavirus.

According to Seema Verma, administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Medicare beneficiaries will not have to pay out-of-pocket costs associated with coronavirus testing. Moreover, many Americans with private insurance will also get relief from cost sharing for services associated with the this virus

 

In addition, more adults with Medicare now also have the option to connect with their doctor through telehealth technologies. this is a tremendous development as it minimizes exposure to people who may have the virus.

 

Medicare Covers: Don’t Be Shy, Call Your Doctor

Public health experts are encouraging people experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 — fever, cough and shortness of breath — to call their health care provider before seeking care in person. This avoids spreading germs to others. Health experts believe that telehealth, including virtual visits and video check-ins, is a better way to deter the virus from spreading in health care settings. This is especially true for high-risk individuals such as older adults and people with underlying health conditions.

 

What’s Covered?

Medicare covers in-person doctors’ visits and hospital stays. And while there currently is no vaccine for COVID-19, Medicare will cover it under Part D when it’s available.

Government leaders met with several leading health insurers this week to discuss costs for care related to COVID-19. CMS then issued a statement outlining accommodations Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D beneficiaries can expect. The new guidelines will speed up access to prevention and treatment. These include:

  • Waiving cost-sharing for COVID-19 tests
  • Waiving cost-sharing for COVID-19 treatments in doctor’s offices or emergency rooms and services delivered via telehealth
  • Removing prior authorizations requirements
  • Waiving prescription refill limits
  • Relaxing restrictions on home or mail delivery of prescription drugs
  • Expanding access to certain telehealth services

 

Stay in touch.

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