Category: Preventive Care

Particle Pollution

About Particle Pollution Particle pollution—also called particulate matter (PM)—is made up of particles (tiny pieces) of solids or liquids in the air. Research shows that short- and long-term exposure to particulate pollution are both linked to an increased risk of heart attacks and other forms of heart disease. Some particles, such as dust, dirt, soot, …

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CONSEQUENCES of High Blood Pressure: Know yourself

What keeps you from keeping up with your medicines? Eating healthy? Losing weight? Be aware of your barriers to better health and talk with your doctor about them. Your provider or clinic may have suggestions or know programs that can help. Once your treatment program becomes routine, maintaining a lower blood pressure is easier. Remind …

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Upcoming Webinar – Adherence of Nurse Practitioners to JNC 8 Guidelines

Adherence of Nurse Practitioners to JNC 8 Guidelines July 26, 2017 12:00 – 1:00 pm EST Join us as Stephanie E. Averette, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, from the South Carolina Department of Mental Health, Division of Inpatient Services, describes Adherence of Nurse Practitioners to JNC 8 Guideline, a project with the South Carolina Department of Mental …

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Updates in Stroke Neurology {Recording} Webinar

Huge thanks to everyone who turned out for the webinar this last week! Updates in Stroke Neurology Tuesday, May 30, 2017 | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. ET 49 Minutes In case you missed it, or if you’d like to refer back, you can listen to the full recording of the webinar below: Below I have …

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Webinar – Target: BP – Improving Blood Pressure Control Through Actionable Data, Evidence-based Tools, Team-based Care, and Patient Engagement

Title: Target: BP – Improving Blood Pressure Control Through Actionable Data, Evidence-based Tools, Team-based Care, and Patient Engagement Date:  April 27, 2017 Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm EST Guest Speakers: Laken Barkowski, RN, BSN Improvement Advisor, Improving Health Outcomes American Medical Association   Vikas Bhala, MPH, MBA Improvement Advisor, Improving Health Outcomes American Medical Association …

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Million Hearts® Action Guide “Identifying and Treating Patients Who Use Tobacco”

The Million Hearts® Action Guide series provides clinicians with evidence-based approaches for improving cardiovascular health.  Each guide offers action steps and features proven tactics to help more Americans live heart-healthy, stroke-free lives. If improving your patients’ cardiovascular health is a priority in your practice, Million Hearts® Action Guide series can provide the resources and assistance …

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Celebrate Heart Health this Valentine’s Day

Join the Home Health Quality Improvement (HHQI) team and participating home health agencies from across the country as we welcome Million Hearts® Executive Director Janet Wright, MD, FACC to present a free 60-minute webinar appropriate for leadership, clinicians and anyone interested in preventing heart attacks and strokes. Dr. Wright will discuss impacts made by the …

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