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14 Oct

People always say it is never too early to start planning for your future, but when is the right time to make sure your loved ones have been planning for their own?  Being a Millennial myself, I’d like to think that my mother will be in perfect health forever, but there will be a day that I will need to start the conversation about her long-term care wishes.  

Music Therapy: The art of healing
30 Sep

Music has charms to soothe a savage beast, but can it help your medical recovery?

If new studies are correct the answer is yes. Surgical patients who listen to music — even while they are under general anesthesia — have less anxiety and need less pain medication during recovery than those who do not, a large review of studies has found. Researchers pooled the data from 73 randomized clinical trials focusing on the role of music among surgery patients. Researcher Dr. Catherine Meads at Brunel University told NPR:

16 Sep

An Apple A Day had a busy summer with lots of HOT topics for everyone!  Did you miss out?  Don't worry, here are the top five posts from this past summer starting with number one.

1. Deciphering the meaning of white coat lengths

This blog post tops the charts on a monthly basis.  Learn everything you've every wanted to know about the various lengths of lab coats and what them mean.  Some of the answers may surprise you!

Deadline Extended - Nominate Your Everyday Hero Today!
09 Sep

Due to the overwhelming number of entries, we have decided to extend the deadline of the Everyday Hero contest to Friday, September 25.

Don’t miss your chance to repay your Everyday Hero in healthcare! Complete this online form and let us know in 250 words or less what makes your Everyday Hero so special and deserving. Anyone in healthcare is eligible - it could be a:

Lab Coats by Fashion Seal Healthcare
02 Sep

If you were to describe what the average doctor looked like, you would say someone wearing a white coat with possibly a stethoscope around their neck or an Rx pad in their pocket. To most people, the white lab coat is a timeless garment that identifies a doctor immediately. Although this coat is used almost universally to identify a doctor, not many people know where the concept came from.

The Late Re-Ella Walker
13 Aug

Implementing a uniform program is a major decision for any company. Ella (Jenkins) Gray, CEO of Gareda Homecare Services was recently faced with choosing a uniform provider for her 1,800 dedicated home healthcare workers.  

Enter now: Nominate your Everyday Hero!
10 Aug

Due to the overwhelming number of responses received, the submission deadline has been extended to Friday, September 25.

Then & Now: Medicare and Medicaid turn 50
05 Aug

As our nation continues to embrace the healthcare reform enacted with Obama Care, we are also celebrating the 50th anniversary of another monumental healthcare milestone. Medicare and Medicaid were signed into law on July 30, 1965. Medicaid is now the nation’s largest government health program fronting half the bill for the nation’s nursing homes and covering almost half of U.S. births. Through the years both programs have evolved to serve the demands of our country’s citizen’s healthcare requirements. 

Sedasys Machine - Computer-assisted personalized sedation
15 Jul

Nerves kick in as you’re getting ready for a routine medical procedure.  You’ve just been prepped and wheeled into the operating room.  Rather than hearing the comforting voice of a highly trained anesthesiologist or nurse anesthetist - you’re being put to sleep by a machine.  What?!?!

4th of July Fireworks
01 Jul

4th of July marks the birth of the United States of America.  For many this weekend includes barbeques, fireworks, fun in the sun or on the water and music, all to celebrate the United States of America's birthday.

Here are some fun facts you may or may not know about the 4th of July:

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