I'm Not a Kid Anymore. Do I Really Need to Get Vaccinated?

Posted by Jason Wilson, RN, MBA

Aug 26, 2016 4:15:41 PM

The answer is yes! Vaccines are not just for kids. They are recommended throughout our lives based on age, lifestyle, occupation, travel destinations, medical conditions and vaccines received in the past. 

Each year in August, the National Public Health Information Coalition sponsors National Immunization Awareness Month in the hopes of encouraging individuals to stay up to date on recommended vaccinations.

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Topics: patients, vaccinations, preventive care, immunizations, healthcare tips

Preventive Care Matters

Posted by Jason Wilson, RN, MBA

Aug 24, 2016 8:28:59 AM

If you feel like there aren’t enough hours in the day, you’re not alone. Keeping up with your regular routine, let alone that particular day’s personal and professional commitments, can leave you feeling overwhelmed. This makes any unexpected surprises, like a sinus infection or a cold, hard to pencil in, and finding time for a visit to the doctor, even for important clinical preventive services, seem nearly impossible. But the fact is making time for preventive healthcare can help protect you from illness that could rob you of days, weeks, months, or even years. And that’s time worth spent.

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Topics: Healthy Living, healthy aging, clinical preventive services, preventive care, blood pressure screening, immunizations

Be Smart About Exercising In the Heat

Posted by The CareSync Team

Aug 18, 2016 4:26:20 PM

It’s amazing, the commitment people have to being outdoors, even in this sweltering heat. Playing golf, going to the ballpark, fishing, boating, laying on the beach. How does that NOT feel like you’re a pizza baking in a brick oven? But exercising in this heat? You’ve obviously got the will, but are you doing it the right way? 

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Topics: health conditions, Summer, Healthy Living, patients, healthcare tips, exercise

Better Vision Is In Sight

Posted by Russell Dumas, BSN, RN

Aug 9, 2016 3:59:44 PM

Vision health has an impact on our everyday lives, helping us work, play, and interact with the world. Regular eye exams can help you keep your eyes healthy so you can continue doing all the things you enjoy.

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Topics: healthcare, physicians, health tips, eye health, eye exams

Salmon, Orzo, and Almonds...Oh My!

Posted by The CareSync Team

Aug 8, 2016 10:05:51 AM

Eating the right foods plays a key role in keeping your heart, mind, and body healthy. 

In this post, we'll discuss the many health benefits of including salmon, orzo, and almonds in your diet, then share the perfect recipe from Health.com that brings them deliciously together, Salmon Scallopini With Almond Orzo.
 

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Topics: American Heart Association, health tips, healthy eating, heart health, recipes, omega-3s

Ensuring Patients Have What They Need

Posted by The CareSync Team

Aug 4, 2016 5:23:57 PM

During a care call, a CareSync Health Assistant asked a member how things were going with her blood sugar levels. The member explained she was unable to monitor her sugar because the pharmacy was telling her she needed a prescription for her test strips and glucometer, but she couldn’t locate the prescription.

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Topics: CareSync, share your health story, medications, medication adherence, Chronic Care Management, patients

Glaucoma: Spot It Early, Treat It Sooner

Posted by The CareSync Team

Aug 2, 2016 1:55:07 PM

Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that causes damage to the eye’s optic nerve. It can result in partial vision loss or eventual blindness. While glaucoma can’t be cured, there are steps you can take to catch it early and treatments your eye doctor can prescribe to prevent or limit vision loss.

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Topics: health conditions, patient, glaucoma, eye health, healthcare tips

Psoriasis Isn't Contagious. Awareness Is!

Posted by The CareSync Team

Jul 28, 2016 1:56:43 PM

August is Psoriasis Awareness Month. The National Psoriasis Foundation wants to empower the 7.5 million Americans affected by psoriatic disease to take control of their health. Throughout the month, they will be sharing resources for treating and managing psoriatic disease using an engaging series of challenges that test your knowledge and give you tips for living a vibrant, active life.

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Topics: healthcare resources, psoriasis, healthcare tips

Help For a Member Struggling With Depression

Posted by The CareSync Team

Jul 22, 2016 1:44:17 PM

When she lost someone she loved, she didn't even want to leave the house anymore. Luckily, she had someone who cared.

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Topics: CareSync, share your health story, patients, healthcare resources, depression

Navigating Healthcare For Our Child: Things We’ve Learned

Posted by Chris and Dawn Bailey

Jul 15, 2016 8:00:00 AM

When our daughter, Taryn, was born in 2005, we knew there were some medical issues we would face, but we had no idea that over the last decade, her medical picture would become so complex and unique. 

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Topics: CareSync, share your health story, medical records, stories, Chronic Care Management, Family Health, chronic care management apps, healthcare tips

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