The Administration for Community Living (ACL) and the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health launched the MENTAL Health Challenge to combat the social isolation and loneliness that older adults, people with disabilities, and veterans often experience.
Independence Day is tomorrow. You may be wondering if it will feel like a holiday at all due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This week’s Friday Five offers tips and advice on how to still celebrate and enjoy Independence Day while adhering the medical recommendations to stay safe and healthy.
Telehealth is the use of electronic information and telecommunications technologies to support and promote long-distance clinical health care, patient and professional health-related education, public health and health administration. This week’s Friday Five recaps our month long concentration on telehealth.
June is Men’s Health Month and the purpose is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. This week’s Friday Five shares what men can do to improve their health, preventative measures they can take and some facts and statistics about men’s mental health.
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, 50 million people worldwide are living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month and this week’s Friday Five is dedicated to helping raise awareness and inspire action to support the fight against the disease.
Together, AMA, AMA Foundation, Association of Black Cardiologists, American Heart Association, Minority Health Institute, and National Medical Association launch “Release the Pressure” campaign aimed at supporting Black women and their squads to monitor and manage their blood pressure.
Nurse Lauren, contributor of NursesNOW, continues to celebrate nurses; highlighting episodes on HealthcareNOW Radio’s popular shows: This Just In, Harlow on Healthcare, and Healthcare IT Today.
Social distancing and other guidelines related to COVID-19 present unique challenges – and possible safety hazards – for people who are blind or have vision loss. For example, signage or markers in supermarkets and pharmacies designed to help people maintain social distancing may not be readable or detectable to people with low vision.
May is Mental Health Month and this week’s Friday Five spotlights organizations providing resources and services for coping with depression or anxiety during the COVID-19 global pandemic.