By Alan Lukazewski, Director of Clinical Pharmacy at NeuGen Health and SAIL Operating Council Member (volunteer) Although we have made great strides in treating high blood pressure, also called hypertension, it still remains a problem in the U.S, especially in older adults. Uncontrolled hypertension is a major contributor to stroke. Strokes are the leading cause … Continue reading High blood pressure: An important message from your pharmacist
By Veronica H. Heide, Au.D. Audiologist with Audible Difference, LLC in Madison When we think about how we hear, most of us think about our ears. While our ears sense and convert sounds into electrical signals that our brain can process, it is our brain that is responsible for interpreting what we hear. As … Continue reading Guest blog: It’s what goes on between your ears that matters
By SAIL Professional Services Member Debby Deutsch, Patient Care Partners, LLC 608-445-5431 April 16 is dedicated to prompting thoughts and conversations about advance care planning. What are your thoughts about end of life wishes, and who would help you communicate your wishes if you are no longer able to? It’s vital that the … Continue reading Guest Blog: National Healthcare Decisions Day
Today we offer some inspiring words of wisdom! Madison's American Family DreamBank has been a staple of the community for several years, offering workshops on thought-provoking, self-improvement, and entertaining topics. From fitness classes to journaling and even activities for the kids, the downtown location provides a plethora of ways people of all ages can get … Continue reading Loneliness Is Not An Option!
This week we have a guest blogger! Jesi Hirsch, RN is a Patient Advocate, Geriatric Care Manager, Health Coach, Life Coach, and Speaker. She is also a SAIL Vendor! You can learn more about her and the services she offers on her website: http://www.madisonpatientadvocates.com. Throughout this post, click on the blue text for links … Continue reading Food as Medicine-How to Boost Your Immune System
There's no doubt about it: It's an ever-changing time. COVID-19 continues to spread in our communities, and many have taken to self-quarantining to feel safe. We're washing our hands, avoiding touching our faces, and monitoring the news for more information. All of these things are important as we face a pandemic. But another thing we … Continue reading Fighting isolation during the COVID-19 crisis
You can hardly turn on the news, read the paper, or scroll through your social media feed anymore without hearing about Coronavirus. We seem to be so panicked, but separating myth from fact is tricky. It's true that adults 65 and over are a high-risk group for the disease. Click here to see a post … Continue reading Coronavirus: Advice On Staying Healthy