By Taneia Surles, MPHSince 2008, Suicide Prevention Awareness Month has been nationally recognized in September. This month-long holiday aims to raise awareness about suicide, share resources, and support those dealing with suicidal thoughts. With the stigmas and taboos around suicide, organizations like the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) want to shift society's negative perceptions … Continue reading What are the Warning Signs and Risk Factors for Suicide?
By Kala Patel Safer Pain ManagementOver 125 million adults in the United States suffer from acute or chronic pain. In fact, most people reading this article have at some point reached into the medicine cabinet for treatment of an occasional pain or injury that is inevitable during our active work-play life. These aches and pains … Continue reading Safe Approaches to Pain Management Through TeleHealth
By Anita Giles MS, CCC-A AudiologistPhysicians Hearing Center Life is about relationships—those that we have now and those that we have had. The loss of relationship and the ability to share life with someone you love can occur by distance or death, but it also occurs when someone can’t hear well enough to communicate or … Continue reading Hearing Health—Treating Hearing Loss
By Unity Psychiatric Care Huntsville Editor’s note: September is both Healthy Aging Month and World Alzheimer’s Month. Although treatment is readily available and necessary, Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia are not a typical part of aging. In fact, studies have shown by improving our health through lowering blood pressure, exercising, and not smoking we … Continue reading Healthy Aging and Alzheimer’s
By Anita Giles MS, CCC-A AudiologistPhysicians Hearing CenterOur noisy world can take a toll on the delicate structures of the inner ear. Noise is unwanted and/or harmful sound, which has adverse impact on auditory and non-auditory health. “Noise pollution” can result in permanent loss of hearing and is a public health threat. Hazardous levels of … Continue reading Preventing Noise Induced Hearing Loss
By Anita GilesMS, CCC-A AudiologistPhysicians Hearing CenterClose your eyes and let your ears explore the world around you. Listen to the sounds of summer—birds singing, children playing, traffic, lawnmowers, etc. Are the sounds pleasant/ meaningful or uncomfortable/ bothersome? We think of sound as something we want to hear and noise as something to be avoided. … Continue reading Hearing Health—What’s noise got to do with it?
By Makalya MelvinSenior Placement ServicesAt Senior Placement Services, our focus is finding the perfect retirement community for you or your loved one. We begin the process by consulting with you and identifying the best communities for your budget and care needs. We then arrange tours of the communities selected, accompany you on these tours, and … Continue reading Senior Placement Services –What Do We Do
By Anita GilesMS, CCC-A AudiologistPhysicians Hearing Center “Happy Birthday to You!”Don’t you love the sound of this song when your family and friends celebrate you and how important you are to them? However, there comes a time when you want to stop counting the number of candles on the cake. Reality sets in and you … Continue reading Hearing Loss – Impact on Cognition
By Anita Giles, MS, CCC-AAudiologist, Physicians Hearing CenterTake a moment and think about the smell of coffee, the taste of ice cream, hugging someone, seeing that grandchild reach for you and hearing the words “I love you”. This process happens when the sensations of–smell, taste, touch, vision, and hearing—are gathered and communicated to our brain, … Continue reading Hearing Health
By Karen PetersenDirector Of Development Imagine you’re sick, and your symptoms flare. But people around you aren’t familiar with your condition and have no idea how to respond. They’re terrified and call police, who take you to jail or the Emergency Department. Neither is equipped to handle your type of illness. Eventually your symptoms subside, … Continue reading Wellstone Emergency Center